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Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500

Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
35
Overall
38
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Key Specs

Fujifilm XP70
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 179g - 104 x 67 x 26mm
  • Introduced January 2014
  • Superseded the Fujifilm XP60
  • Updated by Fujifilm XP80
Nikon S6500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 95 x 58 x 26mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Overview

Following is a thorough overview of the Fujifilm XP70 and Nikon S6500, one is a Waterproof and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors FujiFilm and Nikon. The image resolution of the Fujifilm XP70 (16MP) and the S6500 (16MP) is very comparable and both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm XP70 was launched 13 months after the S6500 making them a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm XP70 grades against the S6500 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP70 over the Nikon S6500

 Fujifilm XP70 S6500 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2013More modern by 13 months

Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Fujifilm XP70

 S6500 Fujifilm XP70 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Fujifilm XP70 and Nikon S6500

 Fujifilm XP70 S6500 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution460k460kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm XP70 features external measurements of 104mm x 67mm x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0") along with a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Nikon S6500 has dimensions of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") having a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you select at that moment. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm XP70 vs the S6500.

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm XP70 and S6500 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to visualise the contrast in sensor sizes simply by seeing specs. The picture below should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm XP70 and S6500.

All in all, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical MP and you should expect comparable quality of photos though you would want to factor the release date of the cameras into account. The more modern Fujifilm XP70 is going to have an advantage in sensor technology.

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm XP70 Portrait photography details
Nikon S6500 Portrait photography details
35
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
44
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm XP70
Street photography with Nikon S6500
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm XP70 Sports photography advice
Nikon S6500 Sports photography advice
45
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
offers tracking focus
weather proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (210 CIPA)
lack of phase detect auto focus
50
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm XP70 Travel photography highlights
Nikon S6500 Travel photography highlights
65
weather proofing
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
not so great battery power (210 per charge)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
69
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
long reach (300mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm XP70
Landscape photography with Nikon S6500
40
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7")
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
not so great battery power (210 shots)
no Timelapse recording
50
has manual focus
decently wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm XP70
Vlogging with Nikon S6500
34
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
no microphone port
34
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone port
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Fujifilm XP70 vs Nikon S6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm XP70 and Nikon S6500
 Fujifilm FinePix XP70Nikon Coolpix S6500
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Nikon Coolpix S6500
Class Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-01-06 2013-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing distance 9cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.10 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, forced flash, flash off, slow synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p/60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 179g (0.39 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 104 x 67 x 26mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.0") 95 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-45S SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail price $199 $170