Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L28

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

52

Nikon Coolpix L28

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x54x20 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
126 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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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
Size
Significantly smaller
94x54x20 mm vs 95x60x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2400 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
126 g vs 164 g
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More than 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 L28

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
280 shots vs 175 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Lowest price
Cheaper
$69.95 vs $123.00
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2400 IS:$123.00
              L28:$69.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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 HD (720p) video Help
              A2400 IS:720p @ 25fps
              L28:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $118

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $86 - $91

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $754

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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