Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Nikon Coolpix S3500

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x58x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Weight
Light-weight
164 g
 
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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the L26's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 200 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Size Significantly smaller 95x58x19 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S3300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 128 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        L26:200 shots
        S3300:180 shots
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        L26:10 cm
        S3300:5 cm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L26:5x
        S3300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $128

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $106 - $132

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        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
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $94 - $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $87

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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