LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon L26 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
L26 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon L26 can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately L26 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon L26 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon L26 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon L26, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
L26 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon L26 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon L26 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon L26 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Nikon L26 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend L26 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon L26 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon L26 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon L26 is $149.95