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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Lowest price Cheaper $159.99 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (2.5x less)
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
              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

              $189

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $165

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $76

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $166

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $80

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $187

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $137

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

              Compact

              $125

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

              appearance

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              discussion

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