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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1300. Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.

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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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              A1300220 shots
              L26200 shots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              L26720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124 - $156

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 - $850 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,699 with 28-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $133

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $130

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              $185

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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