Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

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Canon PowerShot A2600

50

Nikon Coolpix L28

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 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"

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
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
98×56×20 mm vs 95×60×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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)
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$69.95 vs $138.49
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2600135 g
              L28164 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2600$138.49
              L28$69.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A26003.0 cm
              L2810.0 cm
              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

              $320

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $108

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Kodak EasyShare M552

              Kodak EasyShare M552

              Compact

              $105

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $108

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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