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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6500 over the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
 

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
Lowest price Cheaper $84.00 vs $144.99
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 40% 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$84.00
              S6200:$144.99
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6200:250 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6500:12x
              S6200:10x
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $156

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $127 - $160

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              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
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $236

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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