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Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
24
Overall
33
Nikon Coolpix L26 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L610 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Key Specs

Nikon L26
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 96 x 60 x 29mm
  • Released February 2012
Nikon L610
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-350mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 240g - 108 x 69 x 34mm
  • Revealed August 2012
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Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Overview

Below is a comprehensive review of the Nikon L26 versus Nikon L610, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are produced by Nikon. The image resolution of the L26 (16MP) and the L610 (16MP) is fairly close and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The L26 was revealed 6 months before the L610 and they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a in depth comparison, below is a short summation of how the L26 scores versus the L610 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon L26 over the Nikon L610

 L26 L610 

Reasons to pick Nikon L610 over the Nikon L26

 L610 L26 
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon L26 and Nikon L610

 L26 L610 
RevealedFebruary 2012August 2012Same age
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Physical Comparison

If you're going to lug around your camera, you will have to factor its weight and volume. The Nikon L26 offers outer dimensions of 96mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs) while the Nikon L610 has sizing of 108mm x 69mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") with a weight of 240 grams (0.53 lbs).

Check the Nikon L26 versus Nikon L610 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the L26 against the L610.

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the L26 and L610 is 93 and 90 respectively.

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 top view buttons comparison

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very tough to picture the contrast in sensor measurements simply by looking through technical specs. The photograph here will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the L26 and L610.

As you have seen, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same MP and you can expect comparable quality of files although you may want to consider the launch date of the cameras into account.

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 sensor size comparison

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon L26
Portrait photography with Nikon L610
34
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
30
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon L26 Street photography info
Nikon L610 Street photography info
47
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (240g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon L26 Sports photography features
Nikon L610 Sports photography features
27
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery (200 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus
45
amazing zoom range (25-350mm 14.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery (120 shots)
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon L26 Travel photography features
Nikon L610 Travel photography features
62
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
bad battery (200 per charge)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
66
lighter than competitors in class (240g)
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (25mm)
great zoom (350mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
bad battery (120 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon L26 Landscape photography advice
Nikon L610 Landscape photography advice
37
reasonably wide (26mm)
decent sized screen (3")
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
no manual control
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
bad battery (200 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse mode
41
really wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
bad battery (120 per charge)
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon L26 Vlogging factors
Nikon L610 Vlogging factors
28
reasonably wide (26mm)
supports face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
33
really wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (240g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have microphone port
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Nikon L26 vs Nikon L610 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon L26 and Nikon L610
 Nikon Coolpix L26Nikon Coolpix L610
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix L26 Nikon Coolpix L610
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-02-01 2012-08-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 25-350mm (14.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/6000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 164 grams (0.36 lb) 240 grams (0.53 lb)
Dimensions 96 x 60 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") 108 x 69 x 34mm (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 photographs 120 photographs
Style of battery AA AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $70 $150