As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S560 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S560's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6100 and the Coolpix L22) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX150 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S560 compared to other compact competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (93×55×24 mm) vs compact (98×58×27 mm)) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (august 2008 vs february 2010) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the S560)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 34 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the S560)

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

common strengths of the S6100 and S560

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

Nikon Coolpix L22

Nikon Coolpix L22
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L22 (vs the S560)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L22 (vs the S560)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×55×24 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 34 mm

common strengths of the L22 and S560

  • Very small: Compact (98×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (93×55×24 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 183 g vs 170 g

Nikon Coolpix S550

Nikon Coolpix S550
6 months older
$299

Significant advantages of the S550 (vs the S560)

  • Smaller: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×55×24 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S550 (vs the S560)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S550 and S560

  • Very small: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (93×55×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 150 g vs 170 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon S560 has a much narrower wide angle lens (34 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs LensSensor shift) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
3 years newer
$255

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the S560)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 34 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the S560)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX150 IS and S560

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
2 years newer
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the S560)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 34 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the S560)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and S560

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S560 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (34 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 7.1 MP) and is newer (august 2008 vs february 2007).

However, on average it is significantly larger (super compact (93×55×24 mm) vs ultra compact (92×57×19 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Nikon Coolpix S200

Nikon Coolpix S200
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the S560)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the S560)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and S560

  • None found