As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S2600 is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms, ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix S2600's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the CyberShot DSC-W800) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S2900HD)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to other compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 30 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs compact (98×61×30 mm)), is newer (february 2012 vs january 2004) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.2").

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500
similar age
$136

Significant advantages of the S2500 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S2500 (vs the S2600)

  • Significantly less zoom: 4x vs 5x

common strengths of the S2500 and S2600

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

Sony DSC-S5000

Sony DSC-S5000
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S5000 (vs the S2600)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm
  • Larger: Compact (98×61×30 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-S5000 and S2600

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
similar age
$675

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the S2600)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)

Nikon Coolpix 3200

Nikon Coolpix 3200
8 years older
$90

Significant advantages of the 3200 (vs the S2600)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 3200 (vs the S2600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the 3200 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 18x), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 290 shots) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2015).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$80 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S2600)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and S2600

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 121 g

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
2 years newer
$69

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the S2600)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3700 and S2600

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 118 g vs 121 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
1 year newer
$116

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the S2600)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3600 and S2600

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 121 g

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$279

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S2600)

  • Much more zoom: 18x vs 5x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S2600)

  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 188 g vs 121 g

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S2600

  • Very small: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 188 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)), is newer (february 2012 vs july 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.2") and is slightly lighter (121 g vs 437 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S2900HD (vs the S2600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S2900HD (vs the S2600)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S2900HD and S2600

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 121 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x) and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1").

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
2 years newer
$88 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and S2600

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older
$220

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

Olympus VG110

Olympus VG-110
1 year older
$113

Significant advantages of the VG110 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG110 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG110 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 has image stabilization (digital vs none), is much smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (121 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year newer
$500 (body only)
$539 - $630 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the S2600)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the S2600)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 121 g

common strengths of the T5i and S2600

  • None found