As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S6000's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P100 and the Coolpix S1000pj) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD980 IS and the PowerShot SD4500 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.2), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (february 2010 vs february 2011).

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

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
5 months older
$283

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

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

Nikon Coolpix S230

Nikon Coolpix S230
1 year older
$99

Significant advantages of the S230 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S230 (vs the S6000)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps

common strengths of the S230 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (57×91×20 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
5 years newer
$369

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the S6000)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the S6000)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×66×27 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)
  • Heavier: 221 g vs 156 g

common strengths of the AW130 and S6000

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

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100
1 year newer
$190

Significant advantages of the S6100 (vs the S6000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S6100 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6100 and S6000

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

Nikon Coolpix S4000

Nikon Coolpix S4000
similar age
$196

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the S6000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the S6000)

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

common strengths of the S4000 and S6000

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), is significantly smaller (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs large (128×93×129 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2010 vs august 2006) and is thinner (1" vs 5.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.8), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

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

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

  • Light weight: 481 g vs 156 g

Fujifilm FinePix S9100

Fujifilm FinePix S9100
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S6000)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S6000)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Large (128×93×129 mm) vs Compact (97×55×25 mm)

common strengths of the S9100 and S6000

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to travel zoom competitors the Nikon S6000 doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
5 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the S6000)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9900 and S6000

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Nikon Coolpix S6200
1 year newer
$146

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 SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS
6 months newer
$184

Significant advantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the S6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • 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

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S6000 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is slightly larger (compact (97×55×25 mm) vs ultra compact (94×58×18 mm)), is older (february 2010 vs february 2011) and is thicker (1" vs 0.7").

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year newer
$138

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the S6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and S6000

  • None found