Nikon Coolpix S6600 vs Sony DSC-RX1

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Nikon Coolpix S6600
Sony DSC-RX1

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Shorter Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6600 is 57.1mm tall. That's 8.3mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX1 (65.4mm).
2x thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 27.2mm deep digital camera. That's 42.4mm thinner than the Sony DSC-RX1 (69.6mm).
16.4mm narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 96.9mm wide digital camera. That's 16.4mm narrower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (113.3mm).
Cheaper by £1,914
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 costs £1,914.01 less than the Sony DSC-RX1.
13 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only a 16MP digital camera (8.3MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, however the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only a 16.79MP digital camera (7.91MP less).
Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum aperture of 22, but the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (15.4 bigger).
65% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.3 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S6600 (2).
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
26s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.3" larger screen size Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 3" screen, but the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 185686 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6600 ranks No. 628143.
Seventeen more awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-RX1 has an average expert review score of 82% based on 98 reviews, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has an average rating of 70% (based on 6 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony DSC-RX1 has an average user review score of 93% based on 91 reviews, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has an average rating of 77% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
52% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 8.3MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

48% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 7.91MP less than the Sony DSC-RX1 (24.7MP).
Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 15.4 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (22).
1.3 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.3 smaller).
3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (25,600).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (100).
Seven times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-RX1 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony DSC-RX1 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 628143 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-RX1 ranks No. 185686.
Seventeen less awards
The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has only received 1 award, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 has received 18 awards.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S6600's average expert score is only 70%, however the Sony DSC-RX1's is 82% (based on 98 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S6600's average user score is only 77%, however the Sony DSC-RX1's is 93% (based on 91 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
13% taller Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a height of 65.4mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 57.1mm tall digital camera (8.3mm shorter).
42.4mm thicker Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 69.6mm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 27.2mm deep digital camera (42.4mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 113.3mm wide, but the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a 96.9mm wide digital camera (16.4mm narrower).
£1,914 more expensive
The Sony DSC-RX1 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S6600 by £1,914.01.
Over one year older
The Sony DSC-RX1 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S6600 by 13 months.

Awards

1 Award
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What Digital Camera: Gold

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
16.79MP 24.7MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.6 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.3 2
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 54 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Lens Structure
9/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 100
 25600
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 Auto
 100
 25600
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 WAV
BEST
 WAV

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
25MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,229,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 453g
Height
57.1mm
BEST
65.4mm
Depth
27.2mm
BEST
69.6mm
Width
96.9mm
BEST
113.3mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 482g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL19 NP-BX1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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