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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

43

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Canon PowerShot A1300

34

Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $84

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $110

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller

        Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $174

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        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
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $118

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $348 - $370

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88 - $166

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        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
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $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
        Placeholder

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $619 - $648

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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