Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Nikon Coolpix L26

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Great macro
Macro focus
3 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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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
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
93x55x22 mm vs 96x60x29 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.96 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (2x less)
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
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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              L26:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $175

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $195

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $119

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $100

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

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

              Super zoom

              $557

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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