As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S800c is also often compared to waterproofs, pro digicams and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix S800c's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S33 and the Coolpix S9100) and Samsung (such as the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy Camera 2)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is slightly less expensive ($237.32 vs $549.99).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), lacks and external mic jack and is older (august 2012 vs august 2013).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the S800c)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Camera and S800c

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
1 year older
$360

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S800c)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S800c)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the S9100 and S800c

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
2 years newer
$550

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the S800c)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S9900 and S800c

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
2 years newer
$90

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the S800c)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the S3700 and S800c

  • Inexpensive: $89.99 vs $237.32

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
1 year newer
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the S800c)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 25 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Camera 2 and S800c

  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
1 year newer
$329

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the S800c)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the L620 and S800c

  • Inexpensive: $329.49 vs $237.32

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is older (august 2012 vs february 2015), is not waterproof and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33
2 years newer
$144

Significant advantages of the S33 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S33 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the S33 and S800c

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
6 months older
$636

Significant advantages of the TS4 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS4 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS4 and S800c

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon Coolpix AW110
5 months newer
$466

Significant advantages of the AW110 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW110 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW110 and S800c

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is thinner (1.1" vs 1.6").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/1.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 24 mm), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
1 year newer
$237

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the S800c)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the S800c)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S200 and S800c

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×26 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 181 g vs 184 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$648 - $782

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the S800c)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.2
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and S800c

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
4 months older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S800c)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S800c)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D3200 and S800c

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $237.32

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
6 years older
$1,565 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S800c)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S800c)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 820k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S800c

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 1.1"