As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S02 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S02's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the CyberShot DSC-H300) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S2900 and the Coolpix S01)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S02 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (digital vs none), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (september 2013 vs february 2009) and is thinner (0.7" vs 2.1").

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 250 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
1 year older
$321

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the S02)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and S02

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
6 years older
$670

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the S02)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and S02

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S02)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and S02

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year older
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the S02)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and S02

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
5 months newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S02)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and S02

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S210

Nikon Coolpix S210
5 years older

Significant advantages of the S210 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S210 (vs the S02)

  • None found

common strengths of the S210 and S02

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S02 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (77×51×18 mm) vs compact (105×59×34 mm)), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.3") and is slightly lighter (100 g vs 245 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
4 months newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and S02

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 100 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
4 months newer
$186

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S3600 and S02

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 100 g

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
5 months older
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the S02)

  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the S02)

  • No touch screen
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and S02

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 144 g vs 100 g

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
2 years newer
$99

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and S02

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 100 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
5 months newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the S02)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and S02

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 100 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
2 years older
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the S02)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the S02)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and S02

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×34 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 100 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S02 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a touch screen, is much smaller (ultra compact (77×51×18 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (100 g vs 485 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/3" 4.8x3.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S02)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S02)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and S02

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S02 compared to compact competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (77×51×18 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (100 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 12 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and is older (september 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
1 year newer
$261

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the S02)

  • Longer battery life: 250 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S2900 and S02

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
1 year newer
$140

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the S02)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the S02)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the L31 and S02

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 100 g

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year older
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the S02)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the S02)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 100 g

common strengths of the S110 and S02

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Have touch screens

Fujifilm FinePix JX200

Fujifilm FinePix JX200
3 years older

Significant advantages of the JX200 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JX200 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Thicker: 0.9" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the JX200 and S02

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×55×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
4 months newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and S02

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix W300

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3 years newer
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the S02)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the S02)

  • Much larger: Compact (112×66×29 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and S02

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S02 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (77×51×18 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (0.7" vs 4.8") and is slightly lighter (100 g vs 590 g).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 350 shots).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
5 months newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S02

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 100 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
2 years newer
$229 - $237

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S02)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and S02

  • Very small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 100 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.7"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S02 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a touch screen and is thinner (0.7" vs 2").

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200
7 months older

Significant advantages of the S5200 (vs the S02)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S5200 (vs the S02)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S5200 and S02

  • Light weight: 146 g vs 100 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the S02)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the S02)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and S02

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
2 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S02)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the S02)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and S02

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 100 g