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

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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

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$89.95 vs $117.00
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6500153 g
              S6800145 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500$117.00
              S6800$89.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S6500150 shots
              S6800170 shots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S650095x58x26 mm
              S680096x57x22 mm
              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

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $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 S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              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

              $139

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Nikon Coolpix S6600

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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