As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S800c is also often compared to ultra compacts, mirrorless and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S800c's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S810c and the Coolpix S9500) and Samsung (such as the Galaxy Camera 2 and the DV150F)

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 an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is slightly lighter (184 g vs 283 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (10x vs 20x), lacks and external mic jack, is older (august 2012 vs january 2014) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix S810c

Nikon Coolpix S810c
1 year newer
$199

Significant advantages of the S810c (vs the S800c)

  • Much more zoom: 12x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the S810c (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the S810c and S800c

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (113×64×28 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
5 months newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the S800c)

  • Much more zoom: 22x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the S800c)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S9500 and S800c

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
1 year newer
$746

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the S800c)

  • Much more zoom: 21x vs 10x
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly heavier: 283 g vs 184 g
  • 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"
  • Very small: Compact (133×71×19 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
5 months newer
$344

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the S800c)

  • Much more zoom: 20x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the S800c)

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

common strengths of the ZS30 and S800c

  • Built-in GPS
  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
4 months newer
$215

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the S800c)

  • Smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the S800c)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 and S800c

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 121 g vs 184 g

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
similar age
$110

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the S800c)

  • Much more zoom: 21x vs 10x
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly heavier: 300 g vs 184 g
  • 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"
  • Very small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (10x vs 5x), has a significantly 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 significantly larger (compact (111×60×27 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (august 2012 vs february 2014), is slightly heavier (184 g vs 103 g) and is less popular.

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
5 months newer
$393

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and S800c

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year newer
$88 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and S800c

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS3 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS3 and S800c

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 60 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 135) and has a built-in lens.

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
10 months older
$208 (body only)

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the S800c)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the S800c)

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

common strengths of the J1 and S800c

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 277 g vs 184 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (10x vs 4.6x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 114k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is not waterproof and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
6 months older
$675

Significant advantages of the TS4 (vs the S800c)

  • Waterproof
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the TS4 (vs the S800c)

  • Much less zoom: 4.6x vs 10x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the TS4 and S800c

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Ricoh Caplio R30

Ricoh Caplio R30
6 years older

Significant advantages of the R30 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the R30 (vs the S800c)

  • Much less zoom: 5.7x vs 10x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the R30 and S800c

  • Incredible zoom: 5.7x vs 10x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"