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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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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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
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
Size Smaller 96x59x21 mm vs 96x60x29 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
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 0.8" 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 1 f-stop 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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        L26:4s
        S4300:1s
        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
        S4300:180 shots
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L26:5x
        S4300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $75 - $87

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73 - $75

        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $86

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $112

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $90 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $93

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly smaller
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $72 - $109

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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        discussion

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