As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6100 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix S6100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S8200 and the Coolpix S8000) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix Z115 and the FinePix S3400)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a touch screen and is newer (february 2011 vs august 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.2), is significantly larger (compact (98×58×27 mm) vs super compact (93×55×24 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1" vs 0.8").

Fujifilm FinePix Z115

Fujifilm Z115
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z115 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the Z115 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the Z115 and S6100

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Olympus D-630 Zoom

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the D-630 Zoom (vs the S6100)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Smaller: Compact (94×61×24 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D-630 Zoom (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the D-630 Zoom and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (94×61×24 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 175 g vs 175 g

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
similar age

Significant advantages of the WX9 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the WX9 (vs the S6100)

  • No touch screen
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the WX9 and S6100

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S560

Nikon Coolpix S560
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S560 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×55×24 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S560 (vs the S6100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S560 and S6100

  • Very small: Super compact (93×55×24 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 170 g vs 175 g

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
5 years newer
$87 - $88

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S6100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (96×59×29 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
1 year newer
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the S6100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4300 and S6100

  • Very small: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (98×58×27 mm) vs compact (103×58×29 mm)), has a touch screen and is newer (february 2011 vs february 2010).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 961k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S6100)

  • Much larger: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1"

common strengths of the S8200 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 213 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
1 year older
$403

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the S6100)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S8000 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 183 g vs 175 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the S6100)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S6200 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 160 g vs 175 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
similar age
$344

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH27 (vs the S6100)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH27 (vs the S6100)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FH27 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (99×57×28 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Very light: 159 g vs 175 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • No touch screen
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 200 g vs 175 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Fujifilm FinePix T300

Fujifilm FinePix T300
similar age

Significant advantages of the T300 (vs the S6100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T300 (vs the S6100)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T300 and S6100

  • Very small: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 157 g vs 175 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a touch screen, is slightly smaller (compact (98×58×27 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (175 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the S6100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the S6100)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and S6100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 175 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (98×58×27 mm) vs prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a touch screen, is newer (february 2011 vs february 2010) and is thinner (1" vs 3.9").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.1), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S3400

Fujifilm FinePix S3400
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3400 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.7
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3400 (vs the S6100)

  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3400 and S6100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 1"

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S1600 (vs the S6100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.7
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1600 (vs the S6100)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the S1600 and S6100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Compact (98×58×27 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1"