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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

45

vs

Canon PowerShot A1300

35

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.

        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        A1300:220 shots
        L26:200 shots
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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

        $150

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $89

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $122

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $150

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is significantly smaller

        Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $490

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P50

        Nikon Coolpix P50

        Digicam

        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

        Casio Exilim ZR-200

        Travel zoom

        $190

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Weight Heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88 - $119

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

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

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $91 - $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Nikon Coolpix L24

        Nikon Coolpix L24

        Compact

        $77

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A1300 Nikon Coolpix L26
        Canon PowerShot A1300 Nikon Coolpix L26

        discussion

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        Nikon Coolpix L26
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