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

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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)
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$79.95 vs $104.99
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

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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$104.99
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L61014x
              S650012x

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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 built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $351 - $398

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $142

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $217

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $186

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

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