• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 288.00mm (35mm eq.)
Fujifilm T550 Review
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
Nikon S6500 Review

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Differences

Fujifilm T550 advantages over Nikon S6500

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 200 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon S6500 advantages over Fujifilm T550

  • Less expensive
    $144 vs $190
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm T400

Fujifilm T550
Fujifilm T400
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon S6500
Fujifilm T400
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S6400

Fujifilm T550
Nikon S6400
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S6500
Nikon S6400
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon S6800

Fujifilm T550
Nikon S6800
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6500
Nikon S6800
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Fujifilm T550
Canon 340 HS
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $173
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon S6500
Canon 340 HS
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Faster shutter
  • $173
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Fujifilm T550
Samsung WB35F
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $104
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6500
Samsung WB35F
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $104
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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