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
Digital, Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
 

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Compact

$87

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Ultra compact

$174 - $176

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$88

Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
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
Nikon Coolpix L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$80 - $87

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000

Compact

$127 - $133

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$112

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Size Significantly larger
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

Sony Cybershot W510

Compact

$138

Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

Compact

Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Smaller screen

appearance

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

discussion

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