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

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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
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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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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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 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
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $106 - $132

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        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 S30

        Nikon Coolpix S30

        Waterproof

        $190

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $121

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

        Compact

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Placeholder

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        appearance

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

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