The Nikon Coolpix 4600 is mostly gets compared to digicams and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix 4600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L1) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4600 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (34 mm vs 38 mm) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5") and is older (february 2005 vs september 2005).

Nikon Coolpix L1

Nikon Coolpix L1
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the L1 (vs the 4600)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the L1 (vs the 4600)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 34 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L1 and 4600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 195 g vs 180 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 4600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is slightly lighter (180 g vs 208 g), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (34 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (80k dots vs 921k dots) and is slightly larger (compact (85×60×35 mm) vs compact (102×58×28 mm)).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the 4600)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 34 mm
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX7v (vs the 4600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX7v and 4600

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×28 mm) vs Compact (85×60×35 mm)
  • Very light: 208 g vs 180 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.4"