As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix L18 is also often compared to waterproofs, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L18's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S31 and the Coolpix L19) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 130 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L18 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it is older (january 2008 vs february 2009) and is slightly heavier (175 g vs 130 g).

Nikon Coolpix L19

Nikon Coolpix L19
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L19 (vs the L18)

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Significant disadvantages of the L19 (vs the L18)

  • None found

common strengths of the L19 and L18

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L18 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and is slightly less expensive ($112.13 vs $323.63).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 29 mm), is older (january 2008 vs january 2013), is not waterproof and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31
5 years newer
$324

Significant advantages of the S31 (vs the L18)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S31 (vs the L18)

  • None found

common strengths of the S31 and L18

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L18 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly larger (compact (95×61×30 mm) vs super compact (95×56×21 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (january 2008 vs january 2013) and is thicker (1.2" vs 0.8").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
5 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the L18)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Smaller: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (95×61×30 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the L18)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and L18

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (95×61×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 175 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L18 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (95×61×30 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×83 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (175 g vs 430 g), is slightly less expensive ($112.13 vs $489.00) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/850 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (january 2008 vs february 2012).

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
4 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the L18)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the L18)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the L810 and L18

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (95×61×30 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.2"

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
3 years newer
$489

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the L18)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the L18)

  • Thicker: 2.9" vs 1.2"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/850 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and L18

  • Very small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Compact (95×61×30 mm)
  • Very light: 413 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.2"