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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
4 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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 Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
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
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
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)
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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        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
        DSC-W610:1s
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        L26:720p @ 30fps
        DSC-W610:480p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L26:5x
        DSC-W610:4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $106 - $132

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $387

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $250

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $121

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $160

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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