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
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
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 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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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 Common Weaknesses

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

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
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
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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

$110

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$150

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Super zoom

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$88 - $119

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27

Compact

$64

Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25

Compact

$91 - $119

Macro focus Much better macro capability
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Nikon Coolpix L24

Nikon Coolpix L24

Compact

$77

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400

Compact

$150

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Screen size Smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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 S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$107

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$567 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

$87

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

appearance

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discussion

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