As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, travel zooms, ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix S7000) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot SX610 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (95×58×21 mm)), lacks built-in panoramas, much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 3.0 cm), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$65

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: $64.95 vs $59.00

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$310

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L27)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A1400 and L27

  • None found

Kodak PixPro FZ41

Kodak PixPro FZ41
5 months newer
$70

Significant advantages of the FZ41 (vs the L27)

  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 200 shots
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the FZ41 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 4 seconds vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the FZ41 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $69.99 vs $59.00

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year older
$99

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 better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $59.00

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$167

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$85

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2900 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $84.99 vs $59.00

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 slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), 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 much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$174

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S31 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S31 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L27)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S30 and L27

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($59.00 vs $239.67).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 18x), records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$123 - $197

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 5x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S7000 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $122.95 vs $59.00

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
similar age
$240

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
1 year newer
$195 - $199

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the L27)

  • More zoom: 18x vs 5x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the L27)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/3.2

common strengths of the SX610 HS and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$290

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and L27

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 161 g

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
3 years older
$455

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly better macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 220 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the SX210 IS and L27

  • None found

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
similar age
$124

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the L27)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and L27

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $124.18 vs $59.00

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011) and is slightly less expensive ($59.00 vs $139.99).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), lacks built-in panoramas, is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 118 g).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • None found

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 (59×96×29 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($59.00 vs $524.95), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (161 g vs 555 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 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 months older
$325 (body only)
$393 - $500 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

  • Inexpensive: $324.95 vs $59.00

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$525 - $747 (body only)
$590 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 420 g vs 161 g

common strengths of the D5500 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 161 g