Updated (August 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L610 vs Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix L610

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L610

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

Items often bought with the S6500 or L610

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L610.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6500.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L610

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Advantages of the Nikon S6500

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S6500's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
95×58×26 mm vs 108×69×34 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
150 shots vs 120 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6500's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
153 g vs 240 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$79.95 vs $159.99
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (2x less)
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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 digicams

              Common Strengths
              Thickness Thin Help
              L6101.3"
              S65001"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L610$159.99
              S6500$79.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L610120 shots
              S6500150 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L6101,600 ISO
              S65003,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              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.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $247

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Super zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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