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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
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at PhotographyBlog.com decided that concluded that they would recommend this compact camera camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Digital camera expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this digital camera 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this compact camera camera.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

Some Nikon 26 reviewers who purchased the Nikon 26 reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Designed for ease of use over all else” in their review of the Nikon 26. Photographyblog.com also said “Easy to use”.

Good Size

One Nikon 26 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com scored the Nikon 26 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Shoot digital compact camera with 16 megapixel resolution, 720p movie recording”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who purchased it mentioned that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review “A 5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD screen and intelligent auto mode” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 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 compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the 26 the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 26 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 26.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon ELPH 100 HS[plb_783777_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at 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 is also higher rated.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], and the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

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

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Cameras of this type and age have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Nikon 26 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 26 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 26 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 26 also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Nikon 26 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 26. The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.01m, the largest is 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m.

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Has One White Balance

The Nikon 26 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 26.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Nikon 26 is a two number of batteries supported digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 26 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 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. Across all digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 26 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 26 is 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 digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon 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). The worst video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The normal focusing ranges (tele) of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.3m. The Nikon 26 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) (only 0.8 meters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 26 do not support Full HD video. The Nikon 26 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon S110[plb_1462073_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 26 do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon 26 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Not 3D

The Nikon 26 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 26 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ60[pl_2384424_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 26, the Nikon 26 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 26 are not waterproof. The Nikon 26 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Nikon 26 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that were released around the same time as the 26. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

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

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Nikon 26 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 26. The narrowest field of view of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 26 is 96%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Very Small Frame Rate

The Nikon 26 has one of the smaller frame rates (only 1.2 frames per second) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 26 the frame rates range from 1.1fps to 30fps, and the average frame rate is 7.8fps.

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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 age and type. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 26.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 26

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 26 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 26.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider 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 digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 26 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 26.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price].

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the 150[pl_2176458_price] (8x and higher rated), or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (8x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 26 has a fairly typical weight (164 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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

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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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

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