As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L28 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L28's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L32 and the Coolpix L26) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L28 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 200 shots), is newer (january 2013 vs february 2010), is much less expensive ($186.00 vs $2,808.03) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
1 year newer
$199

Significant advantages of the L32 (vs the L28)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 320 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L32 (vs the L28)

  • None found

common strengths of the L32 and L28

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
1 year older
$2,808

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the L28)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the L28)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the L26 and L28

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L22

Nikon Coolpix L22
3 years older

Significant advantages of the L22 (vs the L28)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L22 (vs the L28)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the L22 and L28

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7
8 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W7 (vs the L28)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W7 (vs the L28)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly heavier: 250 g vs 164 g

common strengths of the DSC-W7 and L28

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L28 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 220 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (95×60×29 mm) vs super compact (95×54×22 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (164 g vs 126 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
1 year newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L28)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the L28)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and L28

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (95×60×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 164 g

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3
similar age
$397

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ3 (vs the L28)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ3 (vs the L28)

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

common strengths of the DMC-SZ3 and L28

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×22 mm) vs Compact (95×60×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 164 g