Nikon Coolpix L26 Review

Overall Score

31

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-130 mm (5x) F3.2-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 96 x 60 x 29 mm, 164g.
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Nikon Coolpix L26 Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Nikon Coolpix L26 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Nikon L26 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix L26

Sensor resolution of Nikon L26 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon L26 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon L26


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix L26 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
164g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
AF Face Detection
6.5 Lens at Tele
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.2
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 200 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix L26 has an Overall Score of 31/100 and ranked #666 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1095 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon L26 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
25
Value for money score
50
Portability score
97
Overall score
31
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Nikon L26


Nikon Coolpix L26 weighs 164g and has external dimensions of 96 x 60 x 29mm (3.78 x 2.36 x 1.14"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Nikon L26 is 11 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon L26 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon L26
164g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon L26
29mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix L26 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix L26

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix L26 Dimensions Coolpix L26
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 164 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 164 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 164 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 164 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Canon PowerShot G15 Canon G15 352 g 164 g 107 x 76 x 40 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR Fujifilm F800EXR 232 g 164 g 105 x 63 x 36 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Fujifilm XP70 179 g 164 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Sony TX66 109 g 164 g 93 x 54 x 13 mm 96 x 60 x 29 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix L26


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L26
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 200 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 164 g
Physical Dimensions 96 x 60 x 29 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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