As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S630 is also often compared to super zooms, ultra compacts, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix S630's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX50 HS and the PowerShot A3300 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S620 and the Coolpix S6300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S630 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 1 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm) and is older (february 2009 vs january 2011).

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
1 year newer
$231

Significant advantages of the A3300 IS (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A3300 IS (vs the S630)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the A3300 IS and S630

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S620

Nikon Coolpix S620
similar age

Significant advantages of the S620 (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the S620 (vs the S630)

  • Shoots slower: 1 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the S620 and S630

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (53×90×23 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
3 years newer
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the S630)

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

common strengths of the S4300 and S630

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot A530

Canon PowerShot A530
2 years older
$140

Significant advantages of the A530 (vs the S630)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A530 (vs the S630)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (90×64×43 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)

common strengths of the A530 and S630

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S630 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (58×97×26 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 2.2 fps), is thinner (1" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (140 g vs 595 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (7x vs 50x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the S630)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Shoots significantly slower: 2.2 fps vs 11 fps
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the SX50 HS and S630

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 140 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S630 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and is slightly larger (compact (58×97×26 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)).

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30
2 years newer
$212

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the S630)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX30 (vs the S630)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX30 and S630

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S630 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 1 fps).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2009 vs january 2013) and is thicker (1" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the S630)

  • None found

common strengths of the S6300 and S630

  • Very small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 140 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Thinner: 0.8" vs 1"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the S630)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Shoots significantly slower: 0.8 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and S630

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 140 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the S630)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the S630)

  • Shoots slower: 1 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the DSC-W690 and S630

  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 142 g vs 140 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S630 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3 fps), is much smaller (compact (58×97×26 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 2.9") and is much lighter (140 g vs 505 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S630)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S630)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Compact (58×97×26 mm)

common strengths of the D3100 and S630

  • None found