As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix S80 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Nikon Coolpix S80's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the SH100) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD780 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S80 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (819k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen, has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and significantly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Kodak Slice

Kodak Slice
8 months older

Significant advantages of the Slice (vs the S80)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Slice (vs the S80)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4.8 vs f/3.6
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Slice and S80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Very small: Super compact (104×60×17 mm) vs Super compact (99×63×17 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100
1 year newer
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the S80)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the S80)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and S80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very large screens: 3.5" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×65×18 mm) vs Super compact (99×63×17 mm)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
8 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the S80)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.6
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH3 (vs the S80)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 819k dots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the DMC-FH3 and S80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×55×24 mm) vs Super compact (99×63×17 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon S80 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (819k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a touch screen and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Samsung SH100

Samsung SH100
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the SH100 (vs the S80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SH100 (vs the S80)

  • None found

common strengths of the SH100 and S80

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S80)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and S80

  • None found