• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S1200pj advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 220 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos

Nikon S6900 advantages over Nikon S1200pj

  • Less expensive
    $230 vs $430 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.3 vs f/3.9
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus TG-610

Nikon S1200pj
Olympus TG-610
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Nikon S6900
Olympus TG-610
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon AW100

Nikon S1200pj
Nikon AW100
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon S6900
Nikon AW100
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm XP50

Nikon S1200pj
Fujifilm XP50
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm XP50
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $238
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon S800c

Nikon S1200pj
Nikon S800c
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Nikon S6900
Nikon S800c
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S1200pj
Samsung WB50F
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon S6900
Samsung WB50F
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
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