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

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 
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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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At its widest zoom, the S6500's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Slightly lighter 153 g vs 160 g
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Almost the same
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$84.00
              S6200:$104.95

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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S6500:95x58x26 mm
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500:153 g
              S6200:160 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6200:250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6500:12x
              S6200:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $55 - $459

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $147 - $177

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L18

              Nikon Coolpix L18

              Compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,030 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier

              appearance

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              discussion

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