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

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S6800

60

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Nikon Coolpix S6500

57

Nikon Coolpix S6500

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6800

Really small
Size
Compact 96x57x22 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6500

Size
Really small
Compact 95x58x26 mm
Weight
Light-weight
153 g
 

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
$74.95 vs $139.00
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$74.95
              S6800:$139.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500:150 shots
              S6800:170 shots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S6500:95x58x26 mm
              S6800:96x57x22 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500:153 g
              S6800:145 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $149

              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

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S6800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $297

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

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