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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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 139 g vs 164 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $104.99 vs $132.53
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26:$132.53
              S4300:$104.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              S4300:180 shots
              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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $120

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $88

              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

              $92

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $68

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $88 - $119

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $135

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $246 - $255

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $129

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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