As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S2600 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix S2600's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W320 and the Alpha DSLR-A200) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3100 and the Coolpix S2500)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (220 shots vs 190 shots) and is newer (february 2012 vs january 2011).

However, on average it slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500
similar age

Significant advantages of the S2500 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S2500 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2500 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S2600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S2600)

  • Shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the S3300 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Olympus VH-210

Olympus VH-210
similar age
$357

Significant advantages of the VH-210 (vs the S2600)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the VH-210 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-210 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370
5 months older
$305

Significant advantages of the JX370 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JX370 (vs the S2600)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the JX370 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
1 year older
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the S2600)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A2200 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the S2600)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS42 (vs the S2600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the DMC-FS42 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2012 vs january 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 250 shots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
2 years older
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and S2600

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and S2600

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
2 years older
$118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and S2600

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and S2600

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), is newer (february 2012 vs january 2008), is much smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs prosumer size (131×99×71 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.8") and is much lighter (121 g vs 572 g).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a significantly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 750 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the S2600)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the S2600)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (131×99×71 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 572 g vs 121 g

common strengths of the DSLR-A200 and S2600

  • Thin: 2.8" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs compact (111×64×34 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (121 g vs 214 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
2 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S2600)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 5x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S2600)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 214 g vs 121 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and S2600

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 214 g vs 121 g

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
5 months older

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the S2600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the S2600)

  • Significantly thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S6200 and S2600

  • Very small: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 121 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs prosumer size (117×80×78 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (220 shots vs 170 shots) and is newer (february 2012 vs may 2007).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.7), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
4 years older
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the S2600)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.2
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the S2600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 550 g vs 121 g
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S5 IS and S2600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 121 g