Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6600 vs Nikon Coolpix S9700

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9500

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1
Size
Really small
Compact 95x58x26 mm
Weight
Light-weight
153 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6500

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Size Smaller 95x58x26 mm vs 110x60x31 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S6500's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 153 g vs 205 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6500's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.2"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $84.00 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S9500

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Zoom Significantly more zoom 22x vs 12x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 614k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S9500:230 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $327

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $220

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $223 - $328

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $286

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $169

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $129

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $233

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $421

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Much more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S9500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $288

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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