Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Really small
Size
Super compact (94×56×23 mm)
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
Light-weight
Weight
135 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact (96×60×29 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2200's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
94×56×23 mm vs 96×60×29 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
135 g vs 164 g
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Around 20% lighter
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              L26164 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$127.99
              L26$139.00
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A22003.0 cm
              L2610.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              L265x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $114

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,249 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $120

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $150

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