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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Macro focus
Great macro
5 cm
 

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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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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 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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
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 S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$86 - $120

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

Sony Cybershot W510

Compact

$138

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag

Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27

Compact

$73 - $75

Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25

Compact

$93 - $119

Macro focus Much better macro capability
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$86

Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$80 - $87

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810

Compact

$74

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F

Ultra compact

$88 - $99

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Ultra compact

$144 - $159

Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$323 - $376

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$79 - $126

Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle 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
Coolpix L26
Nikon

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
Cybershot W520
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