• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 300mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 240mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6500 advantages over Canon 330 HS

  • More lens zoom
    12.0x vs 10.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 330 HS advantages over Nikon S6500

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    More info 200 vs 150 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 310 HS

Nikon S6500
Canon 310 HS
  • $183
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
Canon 330 HS
Canon 310 HS
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S6300

Nikon S6500
Nikon S6300
  • $183
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Canon 330 HS
Nikon S6300
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony W690

Nikon S6500
Sony W690
  • $183
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Canon 330 HS
Sony W690
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Wi-Fi
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon S6400

Nikon S6500
Nikon S6400
  • $183
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
Canon 330 HS
Nikon S6400
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S6500
Samsung WB50F
  • $183
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • HDMI out
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon 330 HS
Samsung WB50F
  • $264
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
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