As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S230 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S230's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6000 and the Coolpix S3300)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S230 compared to other compact competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 1.5 fps) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and is older (february 2009 vs january 2012).

Nikon Coolpix S6000

Nikon Coolpix S6000
1 year newer
$218

Significant advantages of the S6000 (vs the S230)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S6000 (vs the S230)

  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S6000 and S230

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (57×91×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S230)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S230)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and S230

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (57×91×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
3 years newer
$113

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the S230)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the S230)

  • Larger: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Super compact (57×91×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 171 g vs 115 g

common strengths of the L25 and S230

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH6 (vs the S230)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH6 (vs the S230)

  • Shoots slower: 1.5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the DMC-FH6 and S230

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (96×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (57×91×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S4000

Nikon Coolpix S4000
1 year newer
$183

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the S230)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the S230)

  • Shoots slower: 0.9 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the S4000 and S230

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (57×91×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S230 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 0.8 fps).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), is older (february 2009 vs january 2015) and is slightly more expensive ($279.00 vs $134.47).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
6 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S230)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the S230)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 0.8 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and S230

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (57×91×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 115 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S230 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and has image stabilization (digital vs none).

Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220
similar age
$237

Significant advantages of the S220 (vs the S230)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S220 (vs the S230)

  • None found

common strengths of the S220 and S230

  • None found