As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L26 is also often compared to travel zooms, waterproofs, ultra compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L26's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L27 and the Coolpix L31) and Samsung (such as the WB350F and the ST66)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to other compact competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2010) 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 (96×60×29 mm) vs compact (94×58×24 mm)) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27
1 year newer
$121

Significant advantages of the L27 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L27 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the L27 and L26

  • Light weight: 161 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $121.03 vs $113.18

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
2 years newer
$93

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the L26)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the L31 and L26

  • Light weight: 160 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $92.59 vs $113.18

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W180
2 years older
$99

Significant advantages of the DSC-W180 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W180 (vs the L26)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution movies: 320 x 240 @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the DSC-W180 and L26

  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $113.18

Casio QV-R200

Casio QV-R200
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the QV-R200 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the QV-R200 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the QV-R200 and L26

  • Light weight: 130 g vs 164 g

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000
2 years older
$200

Significant advantages of the S3000 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the S3000 and L26

  • Light weight: 116 g vs 164 g

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
2 years older
$119

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the L26)

  • Smaller: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the L26)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and L26

  • Light weight: 140 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $119.00 vs $113.18

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and is slightly less expensive ($113.18 vs $324.95).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$437

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the L26)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB350F and L26

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$188

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and L26

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
3 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the L26)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9900 and L26

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
2 years newer
$463

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

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
1 year newer
$256

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the L26)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the L620 and L26

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
similar age
$325

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

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 29 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 6 MP) 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
$153

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 has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (96×60×29 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (164 g vs 118 g).

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year older
$170

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and L26

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
2 years older
$99

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and L26

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (96×60×29 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.8") and is significantly lighter (164 g vs 538 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$300

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
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the L26)

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

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$220 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the L26)

  • Significantly 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
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.1"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L26 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly longer battery life (200 shots vs 160 shots) and is thinner (1.1" vs 2").

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2012 vs january 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200
1 year newer
$170

Significant advantages of the S5200 (vs the L26)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S5200 (vs the L26)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5200 and L26

  • Fairly small: Mid size (98×58×51 mm) vs Compact (96×60×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 146 g vs 164 g
  • Inexpensive: $169.99 vs $113.18

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
similar age
$180

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the L26)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the L26)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the ST66 and L26

  • Inexpensive: $179.95 vs $113.18