As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to waterproofs, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix A10) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot IXUS 145)

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 is slightly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs super compact (95×59×20 mm)), significantly worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
3 years newer
$74 - $111

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: $74.50 vs $59.00

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$250

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

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S2600 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S2600 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2600 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$80

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: $79.99 vs $59.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
similar age
$77

Significant advantages of the DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (97×55×20 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 DSC-W710 (vs the L27)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W710 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $76.87 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) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 260 shots), much worse macro focusing (10.0 cm vs 5.0 cm) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
similar age
$167

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L27 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks built-in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6600
6 months newer
$206

Significant advantages of the S6600 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 2.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S6600 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6600 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$164

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
1 year newer
$79 - $117

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the L27)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the L27)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3700 and L27

  • None found

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older
$130

Significant advantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the VR-340 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and L27

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
1 year newer
$89 - $99

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L27)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and L27

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$144

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 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 newer (january 2013 vs march 2012), is much smaller (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs professional size (132×105×77 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($59.00 vs $500.69) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3").

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 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$299 (body only)
$349 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (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 D3300 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D3300 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $59.00

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
2 years older
$501 (body only)
$559 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the L27)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D7000 and L27

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
10 months older
$249 (body only)
$329 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the L27)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.1"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the D3200 and L27

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (59×96×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 161 g
  • Inexpensive: $249.00 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), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (59×96×29 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), lacks built-in panoramas and is slightly heavier (161 g vs 118 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $110

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

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