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

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
230 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6500.
Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6500

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
$148.00 vs $269.00
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The best price we've seen is $121 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 S6300

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Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
230 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095×58×26 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6300160 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500150 shots
              S6300230 shots
              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
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S650012x
              S630010x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $224

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Kodak PixPro FZ151

              Travel zoom

              $164

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus VR-350

              Olympus VR-350

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $155

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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