Nikon Coolpix S2600 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S2600

50

Nikon Coolpix L26

41

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Compact (96×60×29 mm)

Items often bought with the S2600 or L26

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
Slightly cheaper
$139.53 vs $180.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26$139.53
              S2600$180.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              10.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L26200 shots
              S2600220 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $139

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $360

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $100

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $210 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $198

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix Z808EXR

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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