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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
460k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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
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 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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        L26:200 shots
        S4300:180 shots
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        L26:10 cm
        S4300:5 cm
        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

        $87 - $97

        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

        $88 - $166

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $107

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $84

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $106 - $132

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Compact

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

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Compact

        $139 - $147

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Focus points Many more focus points
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $93 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4600

        Fujifilm FinePix S4600

        Super zoom

        $149

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $150 - $220

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen

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