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

Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

42

Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
Light-weight
Weight
164 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

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
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
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
Help
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"
Help
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1300:220 shots
              L26:200 shots
              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

              $123 - $156

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $178

              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $185

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $342 - $429

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $183

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

              $557

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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