As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S2600 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S2600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L31 and the Coolpix L310) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160 and the PowerShot A495)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs compact (96×59×29 mm)), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), is newer (february 2012 vs march 2010) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 380 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31
2 years newer
$79

Significant advantages of the L31 (vs the S2600)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the L31 (vs the S2600)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L31 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 121 g

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
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix JX370

Fujifilm FinePix JX370
5 months older
$480

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
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

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"

Olympus T100

Olympus T-100
1 year older
$239

Significant advantages of the T100 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T100 (vs the S2600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4.6 vs f/3.2

common strengths of the T100 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A495

Canon PowerShot A495
2 years older
$139

Significant advantages of the A495 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A495 (vs the S2600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Larger: Compact (94×62×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)

common strengths of the A495 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T20
5 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the DSC-T20 (vs the S2600)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 220 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T20 (vs the S2600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly heavier: 197 g vs 121 g
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-T20 and S2600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (94×58×20 mm) vs prosumer size (110×77×78 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), has a much shorter battery life (220 shots vs 420 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

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)

  • Significantly 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"
  • Very light: 437 g vs 121 g

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
similar age

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the S2600)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 220 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the S2600)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the L310 and S2600

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 435 g vs 121 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S2600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm).

However, on average it is older (february 2012 vs january 2015) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
2 years newer
$112

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S2600)

  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and S2600

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×58×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 121 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Nikon S2600 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 24 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 260 shots) and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
1 year newer
$109

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the S2600)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and S2600

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year older
$179

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