As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S70 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix S70's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the WB350F) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S70 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is newer (august 2009 vs july 2007) and is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX55 (vs the S70)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX55 (vs the S70)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FX55 and S70

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.5"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S70 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), is slightly smaller (super compact (97×61×20 mm) vs compact (114×65×25 mm)), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 21x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (288k dots vs 461k dots) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
4 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the S70)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the S70)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Larger: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×20 mm)
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the WB350F and S70

  • Very small: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 216 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the S70)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the S70)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 340 HS and S70

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (97×61×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 160 g