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

Nikon Coolpix S3300 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S3300

51

Nikon Coolpix L26

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S3300

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

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
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
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26$99.99
              S3300$100.00
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L26200 shots
              S3300180 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L2610 cm
              S33005 cm
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L261,600 ISO
              S33003,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L265x
              S33006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $579 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $152

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $63

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $189

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $597

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $114

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127 - $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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