Canon PowerShot A2600

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Canon PowerShot A2600

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Nikon Coolpix L28

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Nikon Coolpix L28

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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"
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
 

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"
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$69.95 vs $105.95
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2600:$105.95
              L28:$69.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2600:720p @ 25fps
              L28:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              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 - $160

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $127 - $177

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $65

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $137 - $143

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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