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

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x55x21 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
164 g
 
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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 Significantly 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
        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
        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

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $88

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $87 - $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

        Travel zoom

        $72

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107 - $120

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        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
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $304 - $347

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $376 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Much larger
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

        discussion

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