As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L26 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L26's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L27 and the 1 S2) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A810 and the PowerShot SX610 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011).

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27
1 year newer
$99

Significant advantages of the L27 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L27 (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the L27 and L26

  • Light weight: 161 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $62.99

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
similar age
$60

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the L25 and L26

  • Inexpensive: $59.99 vs $62.99

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
similar age

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A810 and L26

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W520

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
1 year older

Significant advantages of the W520 (vs the L26)

  • Smaller: Super compact (96×56×21 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the W520 (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the W520 and L26

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 164 g

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the A2300 IS (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the A2300 IS (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the A2300 IS and L26

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 164 g

Olympus T110

Olympus  T-110
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T110 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T110 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the T110 and L26

  • Light weight: 135 g vs 164 g

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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Nikon 1 S2

Nikon 1 S2
2 years newer
$378 (body only)
$399 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the S2 (vs the L26)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

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"

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1
1 year newer
$200 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the S1 (vs the L26)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the S1 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1 and L26

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×61×30 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Very light: 240 g vs 164 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($62.99 vs $563.01).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the L26)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Longer battery life: 270 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX610 HS and L26

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
2 years newer
$563

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and L26

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
similar age

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and L26

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
3 years newer
$278

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 33 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (compact (96×60×29 mm) vs prosumer size (116×79×78 mm)), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2009) and is thinner (1.1" vs 3.6").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 34.8x), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 390 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$220 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the L26)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 5x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the L26)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Heavier: 442 g vs 164 g

common strengths of the SX530 HS and L26

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $219.99 vs $62.99

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the L26)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the S1500 and L26

  • Fairly small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 345 g vs 164 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 1.1"

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Z1012 IS (vs the L26)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Z1012 IS (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • Thicker: 3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Z1012 IS and L26

  • Fairly small: Standard size (109×74×77 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 375 g vs 164 g
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150 - $254

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the L26)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 508 g vs 164 g
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L830 and L26

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $149.95 vs $62.99

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Olympus SP-560 UZ
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-560 UZ (vs the L26)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-560 UZ (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the SP-560 UZ and L26

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 365 g vs 164 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.1"