Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

54

Nikon Coolpix L26

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26. Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $156.65
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The best price we've seen is $57 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Size
Significantly smaller
93x52x19 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W610's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
4 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
113 g vs 164 g
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More than 30% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-W610's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              L264s
              DSC-W6101s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L26720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L261,600 ISO
              DSC-W6103,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L265x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $102

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $133

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $130

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              $185

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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