• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 250mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 300mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S800c advantages over Nikon S6500

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    820k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Nikon S6500 advantages over Nikon S800c

  • Less expensive
    $160 vs $225
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    12.0x vs 10.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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

  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

User reviews

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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 Nikon S8200

Nikon S800c
Nikon S8200
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S6500
Nikon S8200
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S6200

Nikon S800c
Nikon S6200
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S6500
Nikon S6200
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S6300

Nikon S800c
Nikon S6300
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Nikon S6500
Nikon S6300
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S6400

Nikon S800c
Nikon S6400
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • GPS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Nikon S6500
Nikon S6400
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Nikon S800c
Samsung WB50F
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Nikon S6500
Samsung WB50F
  • $188
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • HDMI out
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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