Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Nikon Coolpix L25

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L25

37

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Really small
Size
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Light-weight
Weight
164 g
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L25

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Weight
Light-weight
171 g

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.99 vs $139.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 30% 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" 6.2x4.6mm 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
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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 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

              $70

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $88 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $190

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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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.

              :(