As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A10 and the Coolpix L31) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1000 and the PowerShot SX600 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$82 - $87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $81.99 vs $139.00

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$107 - $142

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L31 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $107.41 vs $139.00

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$317

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
1 year newer
$54 - $117

Significant advantages of the L32 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much longer battery life: 320 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L32 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L32 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $53.77 vs $139.00

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$143

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $142.71 vs $139.00

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$149

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $149.00 vs $139.00

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2007) and is slightly less expensive ($139.00 vs $299.95).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is slightly heavier (161 g vs 125 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
6 years older
$496

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and L27

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $120

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VG-150

Olympus VG-150
1 year older
$180

Significant advantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-150 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-150 and L27

  • None found

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age
$300

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and L27

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 18x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (99×59×21 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • More zoom: 18x vs 5x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX600 HS and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 188 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$130

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

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$143

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the L27)

  • Significantly more zoom: 21x vs 5x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 26 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the L27)

  • Heavier: 216 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the WB350F and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
1 year older
$168

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ1 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ1 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-SZ1 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×59×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 131 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$238

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 127 g vs 161 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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 newer (january 2013 vs february 2011), is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($139.00 vs $350.00) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$429 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the T5i and L27

  • Inexpensive: $428.99 vs $139.00

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$500 (body only)
$350 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the T3i and L27

  • Inexpensive: $350.00 vs $139.00

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months older
$250 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D5200 and L27

  • Very inexpensive: $250.00 vs $139.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.9") and is significantly lighter (161 g vs 540 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 37.2x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Fujifilm FinePix S3400

Fujifilm FinePix S3400
1 year older
$329

Significant advantages of the S3400 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3400 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 540 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the S3400 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $139.00

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$159

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 538 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the L840 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $159.00 vs $139.00