Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Nikon Coolpix L25

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L25

36

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

High true resolution
True resolution
9.7 MP
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"

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 $108.71
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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" 6.17x4.55mm 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L25$89.00
              L26$108.71
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L253.0 cm
              L2610.0 cm
              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

              $87

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              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
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $120

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Nikon Coolpix L25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $114

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3

              Compact

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000

              Compact

              $87

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S30

              Canon PowerShot S30

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $91

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

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

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              discussion

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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.

              :(