Nikon Coolpix L26 vs Canon PowerShot A800

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Nikon Coolpix L26

40

Canon PowerShot A800

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A800

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

Items often bought with the Nikon L26 or Canon A800

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.
Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A800.

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
Much larger screen
3" 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
96×60×29 mm vs 94×61×31 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
164 g vs 186 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$139.53 vs $228.00
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A800

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              L26720p @ 30fps
              A800480p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              L26230k dots
              A800115k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L265x
              A8003.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $107

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $85 - $91

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $89

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor

              Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A480

              Canon PowerShot A480

              Compact

              $283

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $65

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Kodak Easyshare C1530

              Kodak Easyshare C1530

              Compact

              $193

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              $160

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Cheaper

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