• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 13.5 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P6000 advantages over Canon 180

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.80 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.2
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 180 advantages over Nikon P6000

  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    126g vs 270g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 13.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon G10

Nikon P6000
Canon G10
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Lighter weight
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 180
Canon G10
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G11

Nikon P6000
Canon G11
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 180
Canon G11
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P7000

Nikon P6000
Nikon P7000
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 180
Nikon P7000
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon 135

Nikon P6000
Canon 135
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Canon 180
Canon 135
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $112
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon 160

Nikon P6000
Canon 160
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Canon 180
Canon 160
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
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