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

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix S6300

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

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

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)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$93.00 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $127 cheaper (2.4x 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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
              S6300:94x58x26 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500:153 g
              S6300:160 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6300:230 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S6500:12x
              S6300:10x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $109 - $110

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $211

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $249

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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