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Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80

Portability
93
Imaging
41
Features
43
Overall
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Nikon Coolpix S6900 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon S6900
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 181g - 99 x 58 x 28mm
  • Released February 2015
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand 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
  • Released September 2010
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Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Here is a thorough comparison of the Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both produced by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S6900 (16MP) and the S80 (14MP) is very close and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S6900 was introduced 4 years later than the S80 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a complete comparison, here is a short highlight of how the S6900 scores versus the S80 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S6900 over the Nikon S80

 S6900 S80 
ReleasedFebruary 2015September 2010Fresher by 54 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon S6900

 S80 S6900 
Display size3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k460kCrisper display (+359k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S6900 and Nikon S80

 S6900 S80 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry your camera, you will need to take into account its weight and size. The Nikon S6900 comes with exterior measurements of 99mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 181 grams (0.40 lbs) while the Nikon S80 has specifications of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") along with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

Compare the Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the S6900 against the S80.

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S6900 and S80 is 93 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to envision the gap in sensor sizing simply by researching specifications. The visual underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the S6900 and S80.

To sum up, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon S6900 to result in more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The younger S6900 is going to have a benefit in sensor tech.

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S6900 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Portrait photography camera
36
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
33
MP count good (14 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S6900 Street photography highlights
Nikon S80 Street photography highlights
62
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (181 grams)
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S6900 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Sports photography camera
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery pack (180 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
40
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.3 frames/s)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (150 shots)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S6900 Travel photography details
Nikon S80 Travel photography details
67
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
really wide (25mm)
long zoom (300mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
low battery pack (180 shots)
more heavy than competition in class (181 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
60
features touch focus
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse function
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S6900 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Landscape photography camera
42
really wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
low battery pack (180 shots)
does not have Timelapse recording
36
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
terrible battery life (150 per charge)
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S6900 Vlogging information
Nikon S80 Vlogging information
70
really wide (25mm)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (181 grams)
30
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Nikon S6900 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S6900 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix S6900Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S6900 Nikon Coolpix S80
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2015-02-10 2010-09-08
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Expeed C2
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 125 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-300mm (12.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.3 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focus distance 2cm 7cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3.5"
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 819 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 9.0 frames/s 1.3 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 2.80 m (at Auto ISO) -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 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
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 181 grams (0.40 lbs) 133 grams (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 58 x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 180 pictures 150 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL19 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) -
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $190 $191