The Nikon Coolpix S52c is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S52c's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the PowerShot A700)

Competitor classes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S52c compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (super compact (98×59×21 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (175 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8.6 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
5 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the S52c)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 8.6 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the S52c)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (98×59×21 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the T5i and S52c

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S52c compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (8.6 MP vs 5.9 MP) and is newer (april 2008 vs february 2006).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot A700

Canon PowerShot A700
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A700 (vs the S52c)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A700 (vs the S52c)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A700 and S52c

  • None found