As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S800c is also often compared to pro digicams, compacts, ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix S800c's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix S9500) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X)

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 newer (august 2012 vs february 2011) and is slightly lighter (184 g vs 300 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (10x vs 21x), has a slightly smaller screen (3.5" vs 4.8"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
5 months newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the S800c)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 22x vs 10x

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the S800c)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen
  • Much 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
similar age
$60

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the S800c)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much heavier: 300 g vs 184 g
  • Much 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
  • Very large screens: 4.8" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)

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
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the S9100 and S800c

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.2") and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (820k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the S800c)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.2
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the S800c)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and S800c

  • Built-in flashes
  • Very small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Have touch screens

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to compact competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (111×60×27 mm) vs super compact (104×58×20 mm)), is older (august 2012 vs january 2015), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (184 g vs 138 g) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
2 years newer
$79

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the S800c)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the S800c)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the L31 and S800c

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
3 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the S800c)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Lighter: 119 g vs 184 g
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the S800c)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and S800c

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
6 months older

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 smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the TS4 and S800c

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in GPS

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100
1 year older
$325

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the S800c)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×65×18 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the S800c)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/3.2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the S100 and S800c

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung CL80

Samsung CL80
2 years older

Significant advantages of the CL80 (vs the S800c)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.7" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the CL80 (vs the S800c)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 25 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the CL80 and S800c

  • Very large screens: 3.7" vs 3.5"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Have touch screens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is newer (august 2012 vs january 2012), has a built-in GPS and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.6), is much larger (compact (111×60×27 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×13 mm)), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.5") and is significantly heavier (184 g vs 114 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
6 months older
$242

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 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 has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S800c)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S800c)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 820k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the D3100 and S800c

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $239.95