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

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6500

57

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

50

Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

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

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
$69.95 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$69.95
              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
              S6500:95x58x26 mm
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500:153 g
              S6200:160 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6200:250 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6500:12x
              S6200:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              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 S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $127 - $140

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $156

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

              Compact

              $500

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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