Nikon Coolpix S2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S2600

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2600

Really small
Size
Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
121 g
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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$108.71 vs $174.76
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The best price we've seen is $66 cheaper (around 40% 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
              Weight Light weight Help
              L26164 g
              S2600121 g
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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 L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $91

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Nikon Coolpix L24

              Compact

              $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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