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Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26
Nikon Coolpix S570 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Key Specs

Nikon S570
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.7-6.6) lens
  • 140g - 92 x 57 x 22mm
  • Introduced August 2009
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
  • Released January 2013
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Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Overview

Here, we are reviewing the Nikon S570 versus Nikon S6500, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both sold by Nikon. There exists a substantial gap between the resolutions of the S570 (12MP) and S6500 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S570 was launched 4 years before the S6500 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a in depth comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the S570 scores against the S6500 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S570 over the Nikon S6500

 S570 S6500 

Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Nikon S570

 S6500 S570 
ReleasedJanuary 2013August 2009Fresher by 41 months
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S570 and Nikon S6500

 S570 S6500 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera regularly, you're going to have to consider its weight and volume. The Nikon S570 has got physical measurements of 92mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) and the Nikon S6500 has sizing of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the S570 and the S6500.

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S570 and S6500 is 95 and 92 respectively.

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to see the difference between sensor sizing simply by reading technical specs. The visual here may offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the S570 and S6500.

As you can tell, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Nikon S6500 to offer more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older S570 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 sensor size comparison

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S570 Portrait photography advice
Nikon S6500 Portrait photography advice
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
44
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
includes face detection focus
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S570 Street photography info
Nikon S6500 Street photography info
47
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S570 Sports photography features
Nikon S6500 Sports photography features
17
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S570 Travel photography advice
Nikon S6500 Travel photography advice
58
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
69
lighter than competition in class (250g)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S570 Landscape photography info
Nikon S6500 Landscape photography info
28
reasonably wide (28mm)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
50
manual focus
really wide (25mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S570 Vlogging advice
Nikon S6500 Vlogging advice
25
reasonably wide (28mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone socket
34
really wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone port
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Nikon S570 vs Nikon S6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S570 and Nikon S6500
 Nikon Coolpix S570Nikon Coolpix S6500
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S570 Nikon Coolpix S6500
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 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
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/2.7-6.6 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.50 m
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 file format - 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 140g (0.31 lb) 250g (0.55 lb)
Physical dimensions 92 x 57 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" 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-EL10 SLB-10A
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $180 $170