As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, waterproofs, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix L28) and Samsung (such as the TL105 and the ST72)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon L27 lacks built-in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots) and significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 3 cm).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$88 - $92

Significant advantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix L31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $85.49 vs $70.49

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$70 - $100

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly longer battery life: 280 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L28 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $69.95 vs $70.49

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$139

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $139.00 vs $70.49

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$159

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Smaller: Super compact 98x56x21 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$122

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the L25 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $121.67 vs $70.49

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age
$75

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 200 shots
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the AX650 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $75.00 vs $70.49

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 29 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP), is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 85x51x19 mm), lacks built-in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots), significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Samsung TL105

Samsung TL105
3 years older

Significant advantages of the TL105 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 90x56x15 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.6" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 96 g vs 161 g

Significant disadvantages of the TL105 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the TL105 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$109

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $108.87 vs $70.49
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S200

Nikon Coolpix S200
6 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 92x57x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S200 and L27

  • Built-in flashes

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200
1 year older
$105

Significant advantages of the Mini M200 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 85x51x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Mini M200 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Mini M200 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $105.00 vs $70.49

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$78

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the L27)

  • Much smaller: Ultra compact 50x22x54 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the L27)

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $78.00 vs $70.49

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$149

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much better macro capability: 4 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and L27

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $148.75 vs $70.49
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 29 mm), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), has a marginally larger sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$154

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $154.00 vs $70.49

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$136

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S30 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $135.90 vs $70.49

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($70.49 vs $170.55).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F
similar age
$165

Significant advantages of the WB250F (vs the L27)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the WB250F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB250F and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$171

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Much better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $70.49

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160) (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160) (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160) and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the L27)

  • Supports 24p
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX220 HS and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$105

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $104.99 vs $70.49

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none), is much smaller (compact 59x96x29 mm vs professional size 136x107x76 mm), is much less expensive ($70.49 vs $996.94), is thinner (1.1" vs 3") and is much lighter (161 g vs 675 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
similar age
$997 (body only)
$1,170 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size 136x107x76 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the D7100 and L27

  • None found