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"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$139.00 vs $198.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 30% 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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              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 L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Size Much smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Kodak EasyShare C513

              Kodak EasyShare C513

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $101

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $100

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen

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