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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" 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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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 Slightly cheaper $94.00 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 30% 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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$94.00
              S6200:$129.00

              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
              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 S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $84 - $120

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $114 - $169

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $127

              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

              $179 - $200

              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

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              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

              $194

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $74

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom

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