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

51

Nikon Coolpix L28

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact (94×54×20 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L28.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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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
Size
Significantly smaller
94×54×20 mm vs 95×60×29 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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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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
280 shots vs 175 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$69.95 vs $179.00
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (2.6x 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
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2400 IS126 g
              L28164 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              A2400 IS3.0 cm
              L2810.0 cm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2400 IS720p @ 25fps
              L28720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $116

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot 350

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Digicam

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $91

              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $97

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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