Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

52

Runner-up

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

Items often bought with the S6500 or S6200

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6500.
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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
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
$79.95 vs $134.99
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The best price we've seen is $55 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
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
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6200160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500$79.95
              S6200$134.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S650012x
              S620010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $135

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $140

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

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              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 S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $137

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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