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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

52

Nikon Coolpix L26

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×58×19 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Light-weight
Weight
128 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

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
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
Longer battery life
200 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.00 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S3300

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Size
Significantly smaller
95×58×19 mm vs 96×60×29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 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 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
128 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L2610.0 cm
              S33005.0 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L26200 shots
              S3300180 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L261,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L265x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              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
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $121

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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