Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Canon PowerShot A810

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Canon PowerShot A810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A810

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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
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $79.99 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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 96x60x29 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 164 g vs 171 g
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A810:$79.99
              L26:$129.00
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A810:220 shots
              L26:200 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A810:720p @ 25fps
              L26:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $249

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $199

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $55

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $118

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $174

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $106 - $132

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $190

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $305

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $200

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive

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              discussion

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