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Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80

Portability
94
Imaging
40
Features
37
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix S6400 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon S6400
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 58 x 27mm
  • Launched August 2012
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Launched September 2010
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Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Here is a comprehensive comparison of the Nikon S6400 versus Nikon S80, both Ultracompact cameras and both are designed by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S6400 (16MP) and the S80 (14MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S6400 was unveiled 24 months later than the S80 making them a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going into a more detailed comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the S6400 matches up versus the S80 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S6400 over the Nikon S80

 S6400 S80 
LaunchedAugust 2012September 2010Fresher by 24 months

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon S6400

 S80 S6400 
Display size3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k460kClearer display (+359k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S6400 and Nikon S80

 S6400 S80 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Nikon S6400 comes with external dimensions of 95mm x 58mm x 27mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Nikon S80 has measurements of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Look at the Nikon S6400 versus Nikon S80 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you select at that time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the S6400 versus the S80.

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the S6400 and S80 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to imagine the contrast in sensor sizing merely by checking out specifications. The graphic underneath will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the S6400 and S80.

Plainly, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Nikon S6400 to produce extra detail having an extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The more recent S6400 provides an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon S6400
Portrait photography with Nikon S80
35
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
33
MP count good (14MP)
has face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S6400 Street photography advice
Nikon S80 Street photography advice
55
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S6400 Sports photography info
Nikon S80 Sports photography info
41
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
low battery (160 CIPA)
lacks phase detect AF
40
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
has tracking focus
low fps (1.3 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery (150 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon S6400
Travel photography with Nikon S80
63
megapixel count good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
long reach (300mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
low battery (160 per charge)
heavier than competitors in class (150g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
60
comes with touch focus
MP count good (14MP)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse mode
low battery (150 CIPA)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon S6400
Landscape photography with Nikon S80
42
relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
low battery (160 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse recording
36
very good size screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
low battery (150 CIPA)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S6400 Vlogging factors
Nikon S80 Vlogging factors
33
relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external mic port
heavier than competitors in class (150 grams)
30
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
wide angle not great (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.6)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone socket
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Nikon S6400 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S6400 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix S6400Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S6400 Nikon Coolpix S80
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2012-08-22 2010-09-08
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 Expeed C2
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 125 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-300mm (12.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-6.5 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focus range 10cm 7cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3.5"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 819 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT LCD monitor OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 1.3 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150g (0.33 pounds) 133g (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 58 x 27mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.1") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 shots 150 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $500 $191