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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
 
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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 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
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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 S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $75 - $229

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $91 - $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

        Sony Cybershot W510

        Compact

        $93

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Focus points Many more focus points
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127 - $197

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Zoom More zoom
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Touch screen No touch screen

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