Nikon Coolpix S2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S2600

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Nikon Coolpix L26

41

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

Really small
Size
Super compact 93x58x19 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26. Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S2600.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.99 vs $127.20
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S2600

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Size
Significantly smaller
93x58x19 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
121 g vs 164 g
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Around 30% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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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
              L26$99.99
              S2600$127.20
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10 cm
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L26200 shots
              S2600220 shots
              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

              $71

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $152

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $189

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $598

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $121

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $102

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              $137

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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