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

Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L26

43

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Canon PowerShot A800

34

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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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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Nikon Coolpix L26 Nikon Coolpix L26 43

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34 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.

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

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810

Compact

$143

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25

Compact

$106 - $132

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Compact

$200

Size Is slightly smaller
Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
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 L28

Nikon Coolpix L28

Compact

$88 - $166

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon Coolpix L27

Nikon Coolpix L27

Compact

$84

Screen size Smaller screen
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
Nikon Coolpix S60

Nikon Coolpix S60

Compact

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
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
Canon PowerShot A480

Canon PowerShot A480

Compact

Weight Lighter
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

Sony Cybershot W510

Compact

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200

Compact

$174

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p
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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