Nikon Coolpix S2700 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

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Nikon Coolpix S2700

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Nikon Coolpix L28

41

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2700

Great macro
Macro focus
5.0 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L28.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S2700.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L28

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L28's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
280 shots vs 210 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$69.95 vs $139.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S2700

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95×58×21 mm vs 95×60×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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
              Weight Light weight Help
              L28164 g
              S2700125 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L28$69.95
              S2700$139.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L2810.0 cm
              S27005.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $91

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $108

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $175

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

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

              $109

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

              Nikon Coolpix S2700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $141

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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