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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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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.

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

$80 - $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
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$80 - $180

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72

Ultra compact

$110 - $147

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

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
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
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$112

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Significantly larger
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $133

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400

Compact

$68 - $89

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

Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$84 - $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

$80

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

$79 - $126

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

appearance

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discussion

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