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

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size Significantly 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 Significantly 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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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 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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        L26:200 shots
        S3300:180 shots
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $86

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $68 - $80

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $74

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73 - $75

        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $93 - $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $87

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Pentax Optio M60

        Pentax Optio M60

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        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

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $110 - $147

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix L26 Nikon Coolpix S3300

        discussion

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