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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

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Canon PowerShot A800

34

Canon PowerShot A800

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 96x60x29 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A800

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 94x61x31 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
 
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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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        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
        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

        $106 - $132

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
        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 A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $199

        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 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
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $128

        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        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

        $130

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

        Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

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

        Fujifilm FinePix AV200

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $350 body only

        $315 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Much larger
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Canon PowerShot A495

        Canon PowerShot A495

        Compact

        $180

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Lowest price More expensive

        appearance

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