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Nikon Coolpix L26 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 5x CCD Jun 2013
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this camera was good.

Good Brand

Based on 19,122 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range compared to other brands.

Good Size

Three people said in their reviews that it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine four years ago “The Nikon Coolpix L26 is an entry level compact camera with a 16.1 megapixel sensor, 3 inch screen, 5x optical zoom lens, electronic vibration reduction”. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix L26 review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Shoot digital compact camera with 16 megapixel resolution, 720p movie recording”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Point the compact Nikon Coolpix L26 at a well-lit scene”.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix L26 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Three years ago Photographyblog.com said “Designed for ease of use over all else” in their review. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Easy to use”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix L26 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD screen and intelligent auto mode”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST90, or the GE J1455.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon 1 J2 (£455.00), the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot N100 which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Nikon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 (£149.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix L26 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the IXUS 140, and the IXUS 130 both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix L26 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L26 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix X10, and the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L26 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L26 also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, or the GE C1233 which has better reviews.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L26 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Nikon Coolpix L26 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Two Supported Batteries

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L26 have between one and three supported batteries, including the Coolpix L26 which has two supported batteries.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L26 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L26 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix L26 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 80 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix L26 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L26. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L26 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix L26 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix L26 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is LCD and the best is OLED.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, CNET.co.uk and fotomaniak.pl the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 66 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

Several Nikon Coolpix L26 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not cheap. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “If you are on a very strict budget, or are buying a child their first camera”. Photographyblog.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L26 review on PhotographyBlog.com three years ago “A little expensive” although they gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix L26 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S6500 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix L26 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L26 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Coolpix L26 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix L26 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L26 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix L26 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L26 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L26.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Coolpix L26 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Coolpix L26 has one of the narrower field of view (only 98 percent) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and type have field of view of between 96% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Very Small Frame Rate

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have frame rates of between 1.1fps and 30fps. At only 1.2 frames per second, the Coolpix L26 has a fairly small frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L26.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L26 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix L26 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L26 is 0.27m. The Coolpix L26 has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.1 meters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L26

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix L26.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Coolpix L26 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S1200, and the Coolpix S9300 (£234.00) both from Nikon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20 is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2"), or the IXUS 1100 (3.2") both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L26 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L26.

Alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P310, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200, or the Canon IXUS 125 HS.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), or the Sony DSC-WX80 (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix L26 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 125 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, or the IXUS 510 HS all from Canon.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L26 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, or the Canon IXUS 240 HS.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 164 grams, the Coolpix L26 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 164g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-H70 (£159.00).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Digital SLR
Frame Rate

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(7)
1 February 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix L26 is a point and shoot digital compact camera with 16 megapixel resolution, 720p movie recording, a 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD screen and intelligent auto mode. Designed for... Read more…

Punchy colours
Easy to use
Niewielki grip
Bardzo atwa obsuga
3calowy ekran LCD
A little expensive
AA batteries are a mixed blessing
Tylko zoom cyfrowy podczas nagrywania
Niska jako obrazu
Problemy z AF
15 May 2012

If you are on a very strict budget, or are buying a child their first camera, the L26 is ideal. Images produced aren't ideal for large prints, but will look great when shared on Facebook or Flickr...

27 March 2012

Point the compact Nikon Coolpix L26 at a well-lit scene and it'll reward you with bright, realistic colours and plenty of detail. We noticed a few imperfections and we'd like to see the price cut,...

10 November 2012

Foto?raf çekmeyi seven ve bu i?ten çok anlayan biri olsak bile günlük hayatta çantam?zda, cebimizde her zaman pratik bir foto?raf makinesi olsun isteriz. Nikon'un Coolpix ailesinin üyesi... Read more…

25 November 2012

Nikon Coolpix L26 to nieco mocniejsza wersja modelu L25, którego test niebawem u nas przeczytacie. Aparat zosta? wyposa?ony w 16-megapikselow? matryc? CCD oraz szerokok?tny obiektyw z 5-krotnym... Read more…

21 December 2012

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon l26, nikon l26r, nikon 26298
Barcodes 00018208262977, 00018208262991, 00018208264827, 00018208925469, 00018208925483, 00018208925520, 00182089254694, 00182089254830, 00636983058150

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