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

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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 S6300.
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
230 shots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6500

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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 Slightly cheaper $84.00 vs $126.95
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The best price we've seen is $43 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
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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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$84.00
              S6300:$126.95
              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
              S6300:94x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500:153 g
              S6300:160 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6300:230 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6500:12x
              S6300:10x
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $233

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $80 - $229

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $147 - $177

              Thickness Is thinner
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $150

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $138

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $147

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $209

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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