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

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

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 $129.46
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 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$129.46
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L25 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $96

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $94

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A800

              Canon PowerShot A800

              Compact

              $228

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $300

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              $185

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $837 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

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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.

              :(