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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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 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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $199

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

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is significantly smaller

        Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $243

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $125 - $128

        Size Significantly smaller
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Samsung ST66

        Samsung ST66

        Digicam

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot A5

        Compact

        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $106 - $132

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $128

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $130

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A1300 Nikon Coolpix L26

        discussion

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