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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

44

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Canon PowerShot A1300

34

Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
164 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
174 g
 
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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
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $177 - $199

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $150

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $116

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $125

        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 Slightly cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $120 - $250

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Panasonic Lumix FH10

        Panasonic Lumix FH10

        Ultra compact

        $119

        Size Significantly smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88 - $95

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $99 - $109

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        appearance

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        discussion

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