Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W520

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x55x21 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
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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Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.2 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L26's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 2s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony W520

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Size Smaller 96x55x21 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 25 mm vs 26 mm
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Almost the same
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 W520's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 125 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
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recommendations

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
W520:2s
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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
L26:10 cm
W520:5 cm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Movie format Poor movies Help
L26:720p @ 30fps
W520:320 x 240 @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $130

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27

Compact

$128

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
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
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

Zoom Much more zoom
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
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
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$130

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix Z90

Fujifilm FinePix Z90

Compact

$167

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$178

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Kodak EasyShare M550

Kodak EasyShare M550

Compact

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix L26 Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
Nikon Coolpix L26 Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

discussion

Nikon Coolpix L26
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Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
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