As well as being compared against other digicams, the Nikon Coolpix L5 is also often compared to super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix L5's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-LZ3)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L5 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 2") and is newer (august 2006 vs january 2006).

However, on average it much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3
7 months older
$482

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the L5)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the L5)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DMC-LZ3 and L5

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 230 g vs 210 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (97×61×45 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is thinner (1.8" vs 4.8") and is slightly lighter (210 g vs 590 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
7 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L5)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the L5)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Mid size (97×61×45 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.8" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and L5

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 210 g

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX20 IS (vs the L5)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX20 IS (vs the L5)

  • Significantly heavier: 600 g vs 210 g
  • Thicker: 3.4" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the SX20 IS and L5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Mid size (97×61×45 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.8"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 210 g

Olympus SP-570 UZ

Olympus SP-570 UZ
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the L5)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the L5)

  • None found

common strengths of the SP-570 UZ and L5

  • Very small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Mid size (97×61×45 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.8"