Nikon Coolpix S2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S2600

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Nikon Coolpix L26

42

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3"
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" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.00 vs $177.63
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S2600

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Size
Significantly smaller
94×58×20 mm vs 96×60×29 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10.0 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 S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

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

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare C513

              Kodak EasyShare C513

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $114

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus FE-4030

              Olympus FE-4030

              Compact

              $56

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S560

              Nikon Coolpix S560

              Compact

              $200

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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