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"
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)
Lowest price Cheaper $159.98 vs $403.54
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The best price we've seen is $244 cheaper (2.5x less)
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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Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size Smaller 96x55x21 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
              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-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              $299

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

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

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $279

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $89

              Size Much smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $175

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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

              discussion

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