As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix S6000's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S3000 and the Coolpix L25) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S90 and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Nikon S6000 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2012).

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000
similar age
$200

Significant advantages of the S3000 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 (vs the S6000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S3000 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 116 g vs 156 g

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
2 years newer
$129

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 26 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the L25 and S6000

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
5 months older
$449

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the S6000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S90 and S6000

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
2 years newer
$190

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 26 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1"

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
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.7

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)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
5 months older
$283

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD980 IS and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs prosumer size (114×83×99 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (1" vs 3.9"), is slightly lighter (156 g vs 481 g) and is slightly less expensive ($167.88 vs $599.00).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the S6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.9" vs 1"

common strengths of the P100 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 156 g

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the S6000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1"

common strengths of the L110 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
3 years newer
$293

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1"

common strengths of the SX510 HS and S6000

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 156 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2010 vs february 2003) and is slightly lighter (156 g vs 370 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
5 months older
$602

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the S6000)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Larger screen: 2.8" vs 2.7"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the G11 and S6000

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
2 years older
$1,076

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the G9 and S6000

  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot S50

Canon PowerShot S50
7 years older
$650

Significant advantages of the S50 (vs the S6000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S50 (vs the S6000)

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

common strengths of the S50 and S6000

  • Built-in flashes

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), has a built-in lens and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
2 years older
$150 (body only)
$750 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the S6000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the S6000)

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

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"
  • Inexpensive: $149.99 vs $167.88

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($167.88 vs $499.99).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.1), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs august 2011).

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000
similar age
$217

Significant advantages of the S8000 (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500
2 years newer
$500

Significant advantages of the S6500 (vs the S6000)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S6500 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6500 and S6000

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
2 years newer
$190

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S6000)

  • 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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
1 year newer
$235

Significant advantages of the S6200 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S6200 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6200 and S6000

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
1 year older
$782

Significant advantages of the SX110 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the SX110 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SX110 IS and S6000

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs mid size (113×76×44 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.8"), 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 takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years newer
$445 - $548 (body only)
$479 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the S6000)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the S6000)

  • Heavier: 285 g vs 156 g
  • Thicker: 1.8" vs 1"

common strengths of the A6000 and S6000

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 156 g

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
1 year newer
$350 (body only)
$600 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"