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Nikon 26 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 5x CCD Jun 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Capture Precious Moments Beautifully And Easily. 16.1 Effective Megapixels Of Pure Imaging PowerThe 16.1 effective-megapixel CCD image sensor yields high-resolution images that reproduce even fine... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This compact camera digital camera received an expert rating of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 85%.

Good Brand

Nikon compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon 26 owners wrote that this digital camera was easy to use. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Designed for ease of use over all else” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com also said “Easy to use”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “Shoot digital compact camera with 16 megapixel resolution, 720p movie recording” in their review of the Nikon 26.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon 26 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD screen and intelligent auto mode” in their Nikon 26 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 26 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 26 which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix JX500[pl_1672380_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 26 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Nikon 26 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price].

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F[plb_1413690_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 26 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 26 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the 26.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m. The closest focusing distance of the Nikon 26 of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest amongst cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 26.

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Has One White Balance

The Nikon 26 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 26.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most digital cameras of this age and type have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Nikon 26 which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 26 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that are a similar age to the 26 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVI|M-JPEG video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 26 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a video resolutions 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). Across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the 26 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Nikon 26 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was not cheap. Photographyblog.com said “A little expensive” nonetheless they scored it 80 out of 100.

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

With a normal focusing range (tele) of only 0.8 meters, the Nikon 26 has one of the smaller normal focusing range (tele)s amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the normal focusing range (tele)s range from 0.2m to 3.5m.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 26 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 26 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 26 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the 26 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-FZ60[pl_2384424_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 26 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 26, the Nikon 26 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 26 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Nikon 26 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 26 have field of views of between 96% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Nikon 26 has one of the narrower field of views (only 98 percent) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Small Frame Rate

With a frame rate of only 1.2 frames per second, the Nikon 26 has one of the smaller frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this age and type have frame rates of between 1.1fps and 30fps.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 26 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 26

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the 26.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 26 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2"), the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 26 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], and the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price] (5x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact cameras that are a similar age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon 26 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the 26.

Alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the 150[pl_2176458_price] (8x), the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (8x), or the IXUS 230 HS[pl_1504252_price] (8x) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 26 has a pretty standard weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Digital SLR
Frame Rate

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(1)
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vma983e1, nikon nikcpaw130be26
Barcodes 00018208262977, 00018208262991, 00018208925469, 00018208925483, 00018208925520, 00182089254694, 00182089254830, 00636983058150, 00636983476664

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