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Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40
Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Key Specs

Fujifilm Z1000EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 157g - 102 x 60 x 18mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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 Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Fujifilm Z1000EXR versus Nikon S6500, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm Z1000EXR (16MP) and the S6500 (16MP) is very comparable but the Fujifilm Z1000EXR (1/2") and S6500 (1/2.3") feature different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm Z1000EXR was brought out 12 months prior to the S6500 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a brief view of how the Fujifilm Z1000EXR grades versus the S6500 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm Z1000EXR over the Nikon S6500

 Fujifilm Z1000EXR S6500 
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Fujifilm Z1000EXR

 S6500 Fujifilm Z1000EXR 
LaunchedJanuary 2013January 2012Fresher by 12 months
Manual focus More precise focusing

Common features in the Fujifilm Z1000EXR and Nikon S6500

 Fujifilm Z1000EXR S6500 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution460k460kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm Z1000EXR features outside dimensions of 102mm x 60mm x 18mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.7") along with a weight of 157 grams (0.35 lbs) and the Nikon S6500 has measurements of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") and a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm Z1000EXR versus Nikon S6500 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm Z1000EXR compared to the S6500.

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm Z1000EXR and S6500 is 95 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to imagine the difference in sensor sizing just by seeing technical specs. The graphic underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm Z1000EXR and S6500.

As you have seen, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact megapixels but different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm Z1000EXR includes the larger sensor which should make obtaining shallow depth of field easier. The older Fujifilm Z1000EXR will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm Z1000EXR Portrait photography details
Nikon S6500 Portrait photography details
35
good resolution (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2")
lacks RAW files
44
manual focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
features face detection focus
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm Z1000EXR Street photography features
Nikon S6500 Street photography features
58
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2")
lacks RAW files
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (250 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm Z1000EXR as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S6500 as a Sports photography camera
45
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2")
lacks phase detect AF
50
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm Z1000EXR Travel photography advice
Nikon S6500 Travel photography advice
66
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
69
lighter than competitors in class (250g)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm Z1000EXR
Landscape photography with Nikon S6500
43
fairly wide (28mm)
bigger than average screen (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor (1/2")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
50
manual focus
rather wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm Z1000EXR
Vlogging with Nikon S6500
35
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
missing external microphone support
34
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (250 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic socket
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Fujifilm Z1000EXR vs Nikon S6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm Z1000EXR and Nikon S6500
 Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXRNikon Coolpix S6500
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR Nikon Coolpix S6500
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-01-05 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type EXRCMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.9-4.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 9cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.70 m (Wide: 30 cm–3.0 m / Tele: 1.0m–2.1 m) 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 157 grams (0.35 lbs) 250 grams (0.55 lbs)
Dimensions 102 x 60 x 18mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.7") 95 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-45A SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Price at release $0 $170