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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

40

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Canon PowerShot A800

32

Canon PowerShot A800

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
True resolution
High true resolution
9.7 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A800

True resolution
High true resolution
9.7 MP
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 Much 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 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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Nikon Coolpix L26 Nikon Coolpix L26 40

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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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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

        $93 - $119

        Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $74

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

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73 - $75

        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $86

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $87

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Size Significantly smaller
        Thickness Significantly thinner
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Pentax Optio M60

        Pentax Optio M60

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen

        Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $250 - $300

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS60

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Kodak Easyshare C1530

        Kodak Easyshare C1530

        Compact

        $55

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A460

        Canon PowerShot A460

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Size Slightly larger

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix L26 Canon PowerShot A800
        Nikon Coolpix L26 Canon PowerShot A800

        discussion

        Nikon Coolpix L26
        Coolpix L26
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        Canon PowerShot A800
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