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

55

Nikon Coolpix S6200

50

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6500.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
$108.00 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 20% 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
93×58×26 mm vs 95×58×26 mm
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095×58×26 mm
              S620093×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500$108.00
              S6200$133.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6200160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              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

              $99

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              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 S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $178

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $119

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $197 - $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Compact

              $280

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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