As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L27 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L27's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L28 and the Coolpix L25) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A1400 and the PowerShot A2500)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to other compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (digital vs none) and is newer (january, 2013 vs february, 2012).

However, on average it significantly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28
similar age
$80 - $88

Significant advantages of the L28 (vs the L27)

  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 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: $79.99 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L28 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$177 - $199

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year older
$119

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: $118.84 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Coolpix L25 vs the Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
similar age
$110 - $167

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the L27)

  • 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 $63.86
arrow Compare the S2700 vs the L27

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older

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

  • None found
arrow Compare the Coolpix L26 vs the Coolpix L27

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
similar age
$99 - $109

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 3 cm vs 10 cm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L27 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january, 2013 vs august, 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.0"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks a built in panoramas and doesn't take 3D photos.

Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340
1 year older

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

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-340 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Olympus VR-340 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$97

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 $63.86
arrow Compare the S3600 vs the L27

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
similar age
$79

Significant advantages of the VR-370 (vs the L27)

  • Much better macro capability: 1 cm vs 10 cm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Larger screen: 3.0" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VR-370 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the VR-370 and L27

  • Inexpensive: $78.90 vs $63.86
arrow Compare the Olympus VR-370 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$156

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the L610 vs the L27

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
6 months newer
$149 - $180

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the L27)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX170 IS and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$127

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and L27

  • None found
arrow Compare the S6300 vs the L27

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).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact 59x96x29 mm vs ultra compact 50x22x54 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), lacks a built in panoramas, has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots) and slightly worse macro focusing (10 cm vs 5 cm).

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
similar age
$96

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
  • Can create panoramas in-camera

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Samsung ST72 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

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
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Better image stabilization: Lens vs Digital

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

  • Much thicker: 2.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-W800 vs the Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
2 years older
$87 - $149

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • Significantly smaller: Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm vs Compact 59x96x29 mm
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L27)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L27

  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the S3100 vs the L27