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Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs Nikon Coolpix L610

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Really small
Size
Compact (95×58×26 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1"
Light-weight
Weight
153 g
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

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
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
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
              Thickness Thin Help
              L6101.3"
              S65001"
              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

              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

              $118 - $128

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

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $130

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $175

              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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $197

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $173

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              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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