Nikon Coolpix S6500 Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-300 mm (12x) F2.8-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 95 x 58 x26 mm, 250g.
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Nikon Coolpix S6500 Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Nikon Coolpix S6500 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Nikon S6500 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S6500

Sensor resolution of Nikon S6500 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon S6500 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon S6500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S6500 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
Manual Focus
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.9 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S6500 has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #223 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #559 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon S6500 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
53
Value for money score
64
Portability score
95
Overall score
47
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S6500


Nikon Coolpix S6500 weighs 250g and has external dimensions of 95 x 58 x26 mm (3.74 x 2.28 x 0.0"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon S6500 is 142 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon S6500 is less by 18mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S6500
250g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S6500
mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S6500 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S6500 Dimensions Coolpix S6500
Nikon Coolpix S6300 Nikon S6300 160 g 250 g 94 x 58 x 26 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Nikon Coolpix S5300 Nikon S5300 138 g 250 g 97 x 58 x 21 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Sony W830 122 g 250 g 93 x 52 x 23 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 250 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Sony WX80 124 g 250 g 92 x 52 x 22 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 250 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Sony WX220 121 g 250 g 92 x 52 x 22 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm
Nikon Coolpix S3600 Nikon S3600 125 g 250 g 97 x 58 x 20 mm 95 x 58 x26 x mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S6500


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S6500
Announced January, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model SLB-10A
Physical
Weight 250 g
Physical Dimensions 95 x 58 x26 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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