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Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Key Specs

Nikon S1000pj
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.8) lens
  • 175g - 96 x 62 x 23mm
  • Released August 2009
Nikon S6500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 95 x 58 x 26mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Overview

Lets look a bit more in depth at the Nikon S1000pj versus Nikon S6500, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are produced by Nikon. There is a sizable difference among the resolutions of the S1000pj (12MP) and S6500 (16MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S1000pj was revealed 4 years before the S6500 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a complete comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the S1000pj matches up vs the S6500 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S1000pj over the Nikon S6500

 S1000pj S6500 

Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Nikon S1000pj

 S6500 S1000pj 
RevealedJanuary 2013August 2009More modern by 41 months
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S1000pj and Nikon S6500

 S1000pj S6500 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you should factor in its weight and size. The Nikon S1000pj features exterior measurements of 96mm x 62mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.9") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Nikon S6500 has specifications of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Analyze the Nikon S1000pj versus Nikon S6500 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have at that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the S1000pj vs the S6500.

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the S1000pj and S6500 is 94 and 92 respectively.

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to visualize the gap in sensor sizes simply by seeing specs. The image underneath will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the S1000pj and S6500.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You can expect the Nikon S6500 to show greater detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged S1000pj will be behind in sensor tech.

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 sensor size comparison

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S1000pj Portrait photography features
Nikon S6500 Portrait photography features
21
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low resolution (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
44
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection autofocus
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon S1000pj
Street photography with Nikon S6500
56
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (250g)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S1000pj Sports photography details
Nikon S6500 Sports photography details
34
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority
low resolution (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S1000pj as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S6500 as a Travel photography camera
57
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
low resolution (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
69
lighter than competitors (250 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
no Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S1000pj Landscape photography advice
Nikon S6500 Landscape photography advice
32
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
low resolution (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
no Timelapse mode
50
you can focus manually
relatively wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S1000pj as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S6500 as a Vlogging camera
28
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone support
34
relatively wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (250g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no external microphone port
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Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S1000pj and Nikon S6500
 Nikon Coolpix S1000pjNikon Coolpix S6500
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Nikon Coolpix S6500
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-08-04 2013-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Expeed -
Sensor type CCD 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 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.8 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175g (0.39 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Dimensions 96 x 62 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.9") 95 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 model EN-EL12 SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $289 $170