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

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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.19 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L26:$129.00
              A800:$99.19
              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

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

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $143

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $190

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Waterproof Waterproof
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

              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
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 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
              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 PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $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

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              discussion

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