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

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6500

53

Nikon Coolpix S6200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
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
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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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$79.95 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095x58x26 mm
              S620093x58x26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500$79.95
              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
              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 S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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

              $120 - $122

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $395

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

              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 - $118

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $129

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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