Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L620 vs Nikon Coolpix S6600

Nikon Coolpix S6500

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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

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
95x58x26 mm vs 108x69x34 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S6500's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Longer battery life
150 shots vs 120 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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
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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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L610:$59.99
              S6500:$69.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L610:120 shots
              S6500:150 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L610:1,600 ISO
              S6500:3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

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

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $305

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Much more expensive

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