• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6900 advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    181g vs 301g
    Lighter weight

Sony RX100 VI advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 115k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    229 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S800c

Nikon S6900
Nikon S800c
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher-res screen
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon S800c
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ8
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic SZ8
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S810c

Nikon S6900
Nikon S810c
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon S810c
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Nikon S6900
Panasonic ZS100
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS100
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Nikon S6900
Sony RX100 VII
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VI
Sony RX100 VII
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • External Mic Jack
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