As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L26 is also often compared to travel zooms, waterproofs, ultra compacts and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L26's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and the PowerShot A1400) and Sony (such as the DSC-S5000 and the Cybershot W520)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 320 shots), is older (february 2012 vs january 2013) and is much more expensive ($1,293.34 vs $199.00).

Nikon Coolpix L32

Nikon Coolpix L32
2 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the L32 (vs the L26)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 320 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L32 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the L32 and L26

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

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
1 year newer
$260

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the L26)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the L26)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 200 shots

common strengths of the A1400 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year newer
$160

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L26)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A2500 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the L26)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the DSC-S5000 and L26

  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Sony Cybershot W520

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
1 year older

Significant advantages of the W520 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the W520 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the W520 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L24

Nikon Coolpix L24
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L24 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L24 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the L24 and L26

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

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon L26 doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a much shorter battery life (200 shots vs 660 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs february 2015).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
3 years newer
$149 - $179

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the L26)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 26 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and L26

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
3 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the L26)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9900 and L26

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and L26

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the L26)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the L26)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and L26

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
1 year newer
$380

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the L26)

  • Much longer battery life: 660 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and L26

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 29 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP), is much less expensive ($1,293.34 vs $3,752.21) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 240 shots) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix S30

Nikon Coolpix S30
similar age
$3,752

Significant advantages of the S30 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S30 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S30 and L26

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2012 vs january 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.7), is slightly larger (compact (96×60×29 mm) vs ultra compact (96×57×17 mm)) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W330 and L26

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 4 MP) and is newer (february 2012 vs october 2003).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), is much more expensive ($1,293.34 vs $257.76) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5
8 years older
$258

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX5 (vs the L26)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX5 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Lower true resolution: 4 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FX5 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 164 g