As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix S2900's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A100 and the Coolpix S02) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W690)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2900 compared to other compact competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs compact (96×59×29 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (250 shots vs 210 shots), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2014), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (119 g vs 160 g).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and S2900

  • Very small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 119 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
similar age
$150

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the S2900)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger: Compact (110×66×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much heavier: 221 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the S33 and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (110×66×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Inexpensive: $149.98 vs $261.01

Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
3 years older

Significant advantages of the VG-170 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the VG-170 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×63×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the VG-170 and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (104×63×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 147 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the S2900)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the S2900)

  • Shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and S2900

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 120 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
similar age
$140

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the S2900)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L31 and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
1 year newer
$87 - $88

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2900 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2015 vs january 2013), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×18 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S02 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S02 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

common strengths of the S02 and S2900

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year older
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and S2900

  • None found

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
2 years older

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and S2900

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
2 years older
$160

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and S2900

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2900 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs compact (104×61×26 mm)), is newer (january 2015 vs january 2013), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and is slightly lighter (119 g vs 172 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year older
$359

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S2900)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 188 g vs 119 g
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 188 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year older
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S2900)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S2900)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and S2900

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 122 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the S2900)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W690 and S2900

  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 142 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
similar age
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the S2900)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the S2900)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 141 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
similar age
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S2900)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and S2900

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370
1 year older

Significant advantages of the VR-370 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the VR-370 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 172 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the VR-370 and S2900

  • Very small: Compact (104×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very light: 172 g vs 119 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2900 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs prosumer size (114×78×95 mm)), is newer (january 2015 vs february 2011), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.7") and is significantly lighter (119 g vs 540 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Fujifilm FinePix S3400

Fujifilm FinePix S3400
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S3400 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3400 (vs the S2900)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 540 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the S3400 and S2900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S2900HD (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2900HD (vs the S2900)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 437 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the S2900HD and S2900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
3 years older
$237

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the S2900)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 437 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the S2950 and S2900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the S2900)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 250 shots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the S2900)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 541 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and S2900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
10 years older
$504

Significant advantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the S2900)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the S2900)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the DSC-H1 and S2900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 591 g vs 119 g

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
1 year newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the S2900)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the S2900)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 565 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and S2900

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 0.8"