As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L26 is also often compared to mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L26's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L32 and the Coolpix L22) and Canon (such as the ELPH 100 HS and the PowerShot A2500)

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 33 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 thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

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
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
1 year older
$189

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the L26)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the L26)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 5x

common strengths of the 100 HS and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L22

Nikon Coolpix L22
2 years older

Significant advantages of the L22 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L22 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 5x

common strengths of the L22 and L26

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

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
4 years newer
$83 - $87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year newer
$220

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix AX300

Fujifilm FinePix AX300
1 year older

Significant advantages of the AX300 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AX300 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the AX300 and L26

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Nikon L26 has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP), has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 270 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs may 2014).

Nikon 1 S2

Nikon 1 S2
2 years newer
$378 (body only)
$400 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the S2 (vs the L26)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S2 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2 and L26

  • Fairly small: Compact (101×61×29 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Very light: 190 g vs 164 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (compact (96×60×29 mm) vs prosumer size (113×105×78 mm)), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2007), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8") and is slightly lighter (164 g vs 512 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 23 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a much shorter battery life (200 shots vs 960 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
3 years newer
$180

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the L26)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L340 and L26

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 164 g

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$319

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the L26)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 26 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L26)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 538 g vs 164 g

common strengths of the L840 and L26

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 164 g

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the L26)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 310 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the L320 and L26

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 164 g

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the L26)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and L26

  • Very small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 406 g vs 164 g

Nikon Coolpix 8700

Nikon Coolpix 8700
8 years older

Significant advantages of the 8700 (vs the L26)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 8700 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the 8700 and L26

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×105×78 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 512 g vs 164 g