As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S6's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix 5000 and the D3300) and Samsung (such as the Digimax i6)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.5), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 39 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is newer (february 2006 vs january 2006).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (101×60×21 mm) vs super compact (96×61×19 mm)).

Samsung Digimax i6

Samsung Digimax i6
similar age

Significant advantages of the i6 (vs the S6)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (96×61×19 mm) vs Compact (101×60×21 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the i6 (vs the S6)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the i6 and S6

  • Very small: Super compact (96×61×19 mm) vs Compact (101×60×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
7 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S6)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S6)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and S6

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 110k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (101×60×21 mm) vs standard size (102×82×68 mm)), is newer (february 2006 vs september 2001) and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix 5000

Nikon Coolpix 5000
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 5000 (vs the S6)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 5000 (vs the S6)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Thicker: 2.7" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the 5000 and S6

  • None found