• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 25mm - 300mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $220 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 8.0x zoom 28mm - 224mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $150 Average Retail $200 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon S6500 over Canon 130 IS

  • Lens zoom ratio
    12.0x vs 8.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 130 IS over Nikon S6500

  • Higher boost ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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The Competition

Compared to Sony WX80

Nikon S6500
Sony WX80
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher boost ISO
Canon 130 IS
Sony WX80
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
  • Longer shutter
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Samsung WB30F

Nikon S6500
Samsung WB30F
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
Canon 130 IS
Samsung WB30F
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
  • HDMI out
  • $151
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Nikon S6500
Panasonic SZ3
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 24p
Canon 130 IS
Panasonic SZ3
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • High-res screen
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Canon 115 IS

Nikon S6500
Canon 115 IS
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
Canon 130 IS
Canon 115 IS
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • High-res screen
  • HDMI out
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Nikon S6500
Canon 140 IS
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
Canon 130 IS
Canon 140 IS
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • High-res screen
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
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