Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

40

vs

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller 96x60x29 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 164 g vs 174 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A1300:720p @ 25fps
        L26:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $68 - $80

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $99

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Size Is slightly larger
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $108

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $133

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $93 - $119

        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        True resolution Takes much lower resolution photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        $174 - $176

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is significantly smaller
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix P60

        Nikon Coolpix P60

        Compact

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Nikon Coolpix P300

        Pro digicam

        $278

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $63

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $87

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $68 - $73

        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $108

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Significantly larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life

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        discussion

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