Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

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Canon PowerShot A2600

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Nikon Coolpix L28

42

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Great macro
Macro focus
3 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Long exposures
Longest exposure
15 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon PowerShot A2600. Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L28.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2600

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2600's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
98x56x20 mm vs 95x60x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
135 g vs 164 g
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Around 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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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
280 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2600$101.99
              L28$99.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2600720p @ 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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $88 - $100

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $194

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $79

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $126

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $97

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $864

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $139

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $89 - $95

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $93

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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