Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6600 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

53

Nikon Coolpix S6200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/3.1
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6500

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 10x
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More than 40% more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
153 g vs 160 g
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$117.00 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $17 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
250 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
93x58x26 mm vs 95x58x26 mm
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Almost the same
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500$117.00
              S6200$133.99
              Common Weaknesses

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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095x58x26 mm
              S620093x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6200160 g
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S650012x
              S620010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $597 - $680 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $639 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive

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