Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Nikon Coolpix L25

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Nikon Coolpix L26

40

Nikon Coolpix L25

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L25

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"

Items often bought with the L26 or L25

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
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$89.00 vs $139.53
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L26

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True resolution
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" 6.17x4.55mm 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
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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
              L25171 g
              L26164 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L25$89.00
              L26$139.53
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $90 - $95

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              $250

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $110

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

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L21

              Nikon Coolpix L21

              Compact

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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              discussion

              Nikon Coolpix L25
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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.

              :(