Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Canon PowerShot A810

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Canon PowerShot A810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon PowerShot A810.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A810

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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
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$87.26 vs $195.00
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The best price we've seen is $108 cheaper (2.2x 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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
96×60×29 mm vs 95×62×30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
164 g vs 171 g
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Almost the same
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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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A810220 shots
              L26200 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A8103.0 cm
              L2610.0 cm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A810720p @ 25fps
              L26720p @ 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 L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $77

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $86 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $139

              Waterproof Is waterproof
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $89

              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $91

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $280

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $151

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $80

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S30

              Canon PowerShot S30

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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              discussion

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