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

Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix L610

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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

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$74.95 vs $139.99
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              L610:$139.99
              S6500:$74.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              L610:120 shots
              S6500:150 shots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $157

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

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $165

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $80 - $140

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $147 - $225

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $179

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              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 S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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