• 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
  • 10.0x zoom 25mm - 250mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $200 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon S6500 over Nikon S800c

  • Lens zoom ratio
    12.0x vs 10.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon S800c over Nikon S6500

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • High-res screen
    820k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer

Review Excerpt

  • Compact body; Powerful zoom lens; Fast autofocus; Generous internal memory; Android operating system; Huge selection of available apps.

  • Strong division between camera, Android features; Lens defects at wide and tele; Issues with stability; Display hard to see outdoors; Poor battery life; Very limited burst shooting depth.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax RZ18

Nikon S6500
Pentax RZ18
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1080p
  • $252
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
Nikon S800c
Pentax RZ18
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $252
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Nikon S6500
Fujifilm T550
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1080p
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
Nikon S800c
Fujifilm T550
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Nikon S6500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Faster shutter
  • $255
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S800c
Panasonic ZS25
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $255
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S6800

Nikon S6500
Nikon S6800
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Higher boost ISO
Nikon S800c
Nikon S6800
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Nikon S810c

Nikon S6500
Nikon S810c
  • $220
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S800c
Nikon S810c
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $347
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
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