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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
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 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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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
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Movie format Poor movies Help
L26:720p @ 30fps
W520:320 x 240 @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
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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
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$150

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
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 L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$80 - $88

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25

Compact

$119

Macro focus Much better macro capability
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Nikon Coolpix L24

Nikon Coolpix L24

Compact

$77

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Compact

$110 - $173

Size Smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Screen size Smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27

Compact

$64

Screen size Smaller screen

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2000

Compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$108 - $138

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$289 - $300

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$109

Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Ultra compact

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

appearance

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

discussion

Nikon Coolpix L26
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