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

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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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.

              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
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

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

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Fujifilm FinePix JX300

              Compact

              $89

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $100

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

              Compact

              $125

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S3300 Competitors

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              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 S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              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
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 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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