As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix S800c is also often compared to ultra compacts and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S800c's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-XS3 and the Lumix ZS25) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6500 and the Coolpix P7000)

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 slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (111×60×27 mm) vs compact (95×58×26 mm)) and is older (august 2012 vs april 2014).

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the S800c)

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

common strengths of the S6500 and S800c

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×58×26 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 184 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the S800c)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the S800c)

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

common strengths of the ZS25 and S800c

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 193 g vs 184 g

Nikon Coolpix S810c

Nikon Coolpix S810c
1 year newer
$180

Significant advantages of the S810c (vs the S800c)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S810c (vs the S800c)

  • None found

common strengths of the S810c and S800c

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

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
2 years newer
$110

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the S800c)

  • Smaller: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

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

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Compact (111×60×27 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 118 g vs 184 g

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
4 months newer
$212

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

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

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

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

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S800c compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (820k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (111×60×27 mm) vs ultra compact (92×54×19 mm)), is older (august 2012 vs july 2013), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (184 g vs 103 g).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3
1 year newer
$160

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 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 slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 1.3 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), lacks and external mic jack, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
1 year older

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the S800c)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the S800c)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the P7000 and S800c

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second