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

60

Nikon Coolpix S6500

57

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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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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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 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon S6800

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Size
Smaller
97×58×23 mm vs 95×58×26 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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095×58×26 mm
              S680097×58×23 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6800145 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500$108.00
              S6800$99.00
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              S65001"
              S68000.9"
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $142

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $130

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $171

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $250

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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