As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot A2500) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix L26)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none).

However, on average it lacks a built in panoramas, has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 280 shots), significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$137

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $137.48 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650
similar age
$102 - $104

Significant advantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the AX650 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the AX650 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $89.59 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix AX650 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$80 - $88

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L28 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $80.00 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Coolpix L28 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$80

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
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $79.50 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$95

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L26 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $94.98 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Coolpix L26 vs the Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact 94x57x20 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the S2700 vs the L27

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks a built in panoramas and much worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 1 cm).

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$107 - $120

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3600 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $59.99 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the S3600 vs the L27

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
similar age
$138

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
5 months older
$117 - $170

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX160 IS and L27

  • Inexpensive: $117.00 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
1 year older
$110 - $180

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A4000 IS and L27

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
1 year newer
$129 - $149

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$93

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $92.89 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the L610 vs the L27

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.5), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 94x54x18 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$65

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.5 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x58x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $65.00 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
similar age
$131 - $155

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 94x54x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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, 2010), is much smaller (compact 59x96x29 mm vs prosumer size 125x96x76 mm), is slightly less expensive ($72.57 vs $476.95) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 months older
$597 - $656 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the D3200 and L27

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 161 g
arrow Compare the D3200 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
3 years older
$450 (body only)
$200 - $400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the T2i and L27

  • Very small: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 161 g
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.0"), is much smaller (compact 59x96x29 mm vs large 128x93x129 mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs august, 2006), is thinner (1.1" vs 5.1") and is much lighter (161 g vs 813 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the L27)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.7" 7.8x5.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Large 128x93x129 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S9100 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S9100 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
8 months newer
$998 - $1,200

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size 129x88x102 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Much heavier: 813 g vs 161 g
  • Much thicker: 4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), is newer (january, 2013 vs january, 2008) and is thinner (1.1" vs 2").

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't take 3D photos, significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200
similar age
$99 - $229

Significant advantages of the S5200 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S5200 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5200 and L27

  • Light weight: 146 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $72.57
arrow Compare the S5200 vs the L27

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the A590 IS (vs the L27)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.2
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5 cm vs 10 cm

Significant disadvantages of the A590 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A590 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A590 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27