• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 175.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S80 advantages over Nikon S6900

  • Thinner
    16 mm vs 27 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    133g vs 181g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    819k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Nikon S6900 advantages over Nikon S80

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 175 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 180 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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 35 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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 Sony DSC-T99

Nikon S80
Sony DSC-T99
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S6900
Sony DSC-T99
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-TX10

Nikon S80
Sony DSC-TX10
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon S6900
Sony DSC-TX10
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm JX500

Nikon S80
Fujifilm JX500
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens
Nikon S6900
Fujifilm JX500
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $167
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Nikon S80
Panasonic SZ10
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture
Nikon S6900
Panasonic SZ10
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S7000

Nikon S80
Nikon S7000
  • $172
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S6900
Nikon S7000
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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