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

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

54

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Nikon Coolpix L28

43

Nikon Coolpix L28

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
 

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
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
Slightly cheaper
$69.95 vs $109.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2400 IS:$109.99
              L28:$69.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              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

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $159

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $378 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              $87

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Much smaller
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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