As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix S6000's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD4500 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS) and Nikon (such as the D60 and the Coolpix S3500)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon S6000 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.7), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
1 year newer
$229

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the S6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 135 g vs 156 g

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500
3 years newer
$109

Significant advantages of the S3500 (vs the S6000)

  • Better wide angle: 26 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S3500 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3500 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×21 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 129 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
6 months older
$170

Significant advantages of the S1000pj (vs the S6000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S1000pj (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1000pj and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (96×62×23 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
5 months older
$263

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.7
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the S6000)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the S90 and S6000

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
1 year newer
$190

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6100 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×27 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon S6000 records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS
6 months newer
$179

Significant advantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SD4500 IS and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (101×59×22 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
2 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6500 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (95×58×26 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 153 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
1 year newer
$85

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6200 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (93×58×26 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
5 years newer
$169

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 20x vs 7x
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S7000 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
2 years newer
$210

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 160 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2010 vs january 2008) and is much smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs prosumer size (126×94×64 mm)).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), lacks boost light sensitivity (none vs 3,200 ISO) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years older
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the S6000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the S6000)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D60 and S6000

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×94×64 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 522 g vs 156 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs mid size (113×76×44 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.7"), is slightly lighter (156 g vs 294 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 60 fps).

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
1 year newer
$495 (body only)
$580 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the S6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the S6000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Heavier: 294 g vs 156 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×76×44 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 294 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1"