Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Really small
Size
Super compact (96×59×21 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Great macro
Macro focus
5.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Compact (96×60×29 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
164 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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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
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Size
Smaller
96×59×21 mm vs 96×60×29 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S4300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 164 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Weight Light weight Help
              L26164 g
              S4300139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L264s
              S43001s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L2610.0 cm
              S43005.0 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L26200 shots
              S4300180 shots
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L261,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $75

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S30

              Canon PowerShot S30

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $90

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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