• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S6500 advantages over Nikon S6800

  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon S6800 advantages over Nikon S6500

  • Less expensive
    $100 vs $144
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • Built-in 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S6300

Nikon S6500
Nikon S6300
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S6800
Nikon S6300
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Sony WX150

Nikon S6500
Sony WX150
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon S6800
Sony WX150
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Sony W690

Nikon S6500
Sony W690
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S6800
Sony W690
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Nikon S6400

Nikon S6500
Nikon S6400
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
Nikon S6800
Nikon S6400
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S6500
Samsung WB50F
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • HDMI out
  • $135
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon S6800
Samsung WB50F
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $135
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
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