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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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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact (96×60×29 mm)

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$127.99 vs $195.00
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The best price we've seen is $67 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $99

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $398

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $290

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Compact

              $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $77

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $89

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $82 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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