Nikon Coolpix S4300 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix L26

41

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
139 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.99 vs $129.95
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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
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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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26$99.99
              S4300$129.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L264s
              S43001s
              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
              S4300180 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L2610 cm
              S43005 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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L261,600 ISO
              S43003,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L265x
              S43006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $120

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $63

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              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 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
              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 L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $121

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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