As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S60 is also often compared to ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix S60's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot T110 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9) and Nikon (such as the D3100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S60 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2008 vs january 2010).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
1 year newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the S60)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 33 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the S60)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and S60

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Compact (98×60×22 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S60 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 25 mm), is slightly larger (compact (98×60×22 mm) vs ultra compact (93×56×17 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (august 2008 vs february 2011) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Sony Cybershot T110

Sony Cybershot DSC-T110
2 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the T110 (vs the S60)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T110 (vs the S60)

  • None found

common strengths of the T110 and S60

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S60 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, is much smaller (compact (98×60×22 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($187.90 vs $329.00).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S60)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S60)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (98×60×22 mm)

common strengths of the D3100 and S60

  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $187.90