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

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6800

Focus points
Many focus points
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $84.00 vs $146.95
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The best price we've seen is $63 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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 Slightly 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 Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6800:170 shots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S6500:95x58x26 mm
              S6800:96x57x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500:153 g
              S6800:145 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S6500:1"
              S6800:0.9"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              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

              $179 - $203

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $262

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $139 - $294

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix S6500.

              Nikon Coolpix S6800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix S6800.

              appearance

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              discussion

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