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

Nikon Coolpix S6800 vs 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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.1
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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$93.00 vs $129.95
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (around 30% 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
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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6500:$93.00
              S6800:$129.95
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $211

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $177

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S6500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $109 - $110

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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