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

Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

41

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"
Really small
Size
Compact (96×60×29 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm

galleries

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
3.0 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$87.62 vs $195.00
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (2.2x less)
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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A13003.0 cm
              L2610.0 cm
              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

              $87

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $152

              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $290

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $166

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $77

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $89

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $139

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $99

              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

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