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

Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix L610

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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 L610

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Movie format
Full HD
1080p

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)
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
Size
Slightly smaller
95x58x26 mm vs 108x69x34 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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              L6101080p
              S65001080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L610$104.99
              S6500$112.00
              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

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $217

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              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 - $115

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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