• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6900 advantages over Nikon W300

  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon W300 advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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 Nikon S800c

Nikon S6900
Nikon S800c
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher-res screen
Nikon W300
Nikon S800c
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ8
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
Nikon W300
Panasonic SZ8
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon S6900
Nikon AW120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S810c

Nikon S6900
Nikon S810c
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon W300
Nikon S810c
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon N2

Nikon S6900
Canon N2
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer exposure
Nikon W300
Canon N2
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
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