Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Canon PowerShot A810

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

46

vs

Canon PowerShot A800

37

Canon PowerShot A800

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A800

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 26 mm vs 37 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller 96x60x29 mm vs 94x61x31 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 164 g vs 186 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon A800

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A800's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        37 Canon PowerShot A800 Canon PowerShot A800

        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        L26:230k dots
        A800:115k dots
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        L26:720p @ 30fps
        A800:480p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        L26:5x
        A800:3.3x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $87 - $119

        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $168

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $154

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $137

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $88

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

        Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

        Travel zoom

        $72

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227 - $255

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Olympus VR-350

        Olympus VR-350

        Travel zoom

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $248 - $300

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix AV200

        Fujifilm FinePix AV200

        Compact

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot A460

        Canon PowerShot A460

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot A495

        Canon PowerShot A495

        Compact

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

        Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        appearance

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        discussion

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