As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix S6000's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S8000 and the D5500) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (7x vs 4x) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.2), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (february 2010 vs june 2010), is thicker (1" vs 0.7") and is not waterproof.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
5 months newer
$275

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS10 (vs the S6000)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS10 (vs the S6000)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 7x
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-TS10 and S6000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×64×22 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
3 months newer
$150

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX75 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.2 vs f/3.7
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX75 (vs the S6000)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 7x

common strengths of the DMC-FX75 and S6000

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 7x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×55×23 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000
similar age
$200

Significant advantages of the S3000 (vs the S6000)

  • Thinner: 0.7" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 (vs the S6000)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 7x
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3000 and S6000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (156 g vs 245 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (7x vs 30x), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
similar age
$339

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the S6000)

  • Much more zoom: 10x vs 7x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S8000 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8000 and S6000

  • Very small: Compact (103×57×27 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 183 g vs 156 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
6 years newer
$338

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the S6000)

  • Much more zoom: 30x vs 7x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the S6000)

  • Larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.4" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 156 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 156 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 2.8") and is significantly lighter (156 g vs 420 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years newer
$499 (body only)
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the S6000)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 420 g vs 156 g

common strengths of the D5500 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 156 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP) and is newer (february 2010 vs february 2003).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot S50

Canon PowerShot S50
7 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the S50 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S50 (vs the S6000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S50 and S6000

  • None found