Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
460k dots
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
164 g
 

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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26:$115.00
              S4300:$99.95
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              L26:10 cm
              S4300:5 cm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              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 S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $68

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $117

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S630

              Nikon Coolpix S630

              Compact

              $260

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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