The Nikon Coolpix S600 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S600's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FP7) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3 and the Coolpix P300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S600 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/350 of a second).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a significantly shorter battery life (190 shots vs 240 shots) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7
2 years newer
$157

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP7 (vs the S600)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP7 (vs the S600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FP7 and S600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×59×18 mm) vs Super compact (89×53×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix S3

Nikon Coolpix S3
2 years older
$471

Significant advantages of the S3 (vs the S600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3 (vs the S600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/350 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the S3 and S600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (89×53×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
3 years newer
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the S600)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the S600)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Super compact (89×53×23 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the P300 and S600

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S6000

Nikon Coolpix S6000
2 years newer
$218

Significant advantages of the S6000 (vs the S600)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S6000 (vs the S600)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S6000 and S600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (97×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (89×53×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"

Nikon Coolpix S520

Nikon Coolpix S520
similar age
$249

Significant advantages of the S520 (vs the S600)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S520 (vs the S600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the S520 and S600

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (89×53×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot S400

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the S600)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the S600)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S400 and S600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (89×53×23 mm)