Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Nikon Coolpix L25

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Nikon Coolpix L26

42

Nikon Coolpix L25

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L25

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L25. Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L25

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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
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Advantages of the Nikon L26

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True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Weight
Slightly lighter
164 g vs 171 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.99 vs $123.95
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L25$123.95
              L26$99.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $101

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $228

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $105

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Olympus VG-150

              Olympus VG-150

              Ultra compact

              $75

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L25 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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $194

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $117

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Size Smaller
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $648 body only

              $879 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L16

              Nikon Coolpix L16

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $130

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              $327

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:47 PM, July 27, 2012)
              Thanks for pointing that our, we will have that fixed up soon.
               
              Tom (7:58 AM, July 27, 2012)
              You can touch it as much as U want,but it wan't react...   ];)
              There is still no touchscreen on Nikon L seriesCoolpix.

              :(