Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6600 vs Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800 vs Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix S6800

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

53

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6800

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.4 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1

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differences

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
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Advantages of the Nikon S6800

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Size
Smaller
96x57x22 mm vs 95x58x26 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
170 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
145 g vs 153 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095x58x26 mm
              S680096x57x22 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6800145 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              $79.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500150 shots
              S6800170 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S65003,200 ISO
              S68001,600 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $169

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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