Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

40

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

Items often bought with the Nikon L26 or Canon A1300

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differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 10.0 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
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
96×60×29 mm vs 95×62×30 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
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1300220 shots
              L26200 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A1300720p @ 25fps
              L26720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is much smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

              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 A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $320

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $335 - $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $330

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $89 - $91

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              $250

              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

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life

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