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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

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Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
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
 
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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 $105.10
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2400 IS:$105.10
              L28:$69.95
              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

              $107

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              $137

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $100 - $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Casio EX-ZS20

              Casio EX-ZS20

              Compact

              $141

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $189

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

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