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Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29
Nikon Coolpix S620 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Key Specs

Nikon S620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.7-5.8) lens
  • 120g - 90 x 53 x 23mm
  • Revealed February 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
  • Announced January 2013
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Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Nikon S620 versus Nikon S6500, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are sold by Nikon. There is a sizable difference between the image resolutions of the S620 (12MP) and S6500 (16MP) but both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S620 was revealed 4 years prior to the S6500 which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a in-depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the S620 matches up versus the S6500 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S620 over the Nikon S6500

 S620 S6500 

Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Nikon S620

 S6500 S620 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013February 2009Newer by 47 months
Focus manually More accurate focus
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S620 and Nikon S6500

 S620 S6500 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera regularly, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S620 has got external measurements of 90mm x 53mm x 23mm (3.5" x 2.1" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 120 grams (0.26 lbs) while the Nikon S6500 has dimensions of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon S620 versus Nikon S6500 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you choose during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the S620 versus the S6500.

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the S620 and S6500 is 96 and 92 respectively.

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions merely by checking specs. The image here will offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the S620 and S6500.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You can anticipate the Nikon S6500 to give extra detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more aged S620 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 sensor size comparison

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon S620
Portrait photography with Nikon S6500
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
44
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features face detection focus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon S620 Street photography advice
Nikon S6500 Street photography advice
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (120 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
62
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average (250 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S620 Sports photography factors
Nikon S6500 Sports photography factors
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
50
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S620 Travel photography advice
Nikon S6500 Travel photography advice
62
lighter than others in class (120 grams)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
69
lighter than average (250 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
very long reach (300mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon S620
Landscape photography with Nikon S6500
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
small screen (2.7")
no manual mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
50
manual focus
rather wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S620 Vlogging features
Nikon S6500 Vlogging features
31
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (120 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have microphone port
34
rather wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (250g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone jack
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Nikon S620 vs Nikon S6500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S620 and Nikon S6500
 Nikon Coolpix S620Nikon Coolpix S6500
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S620 Nikon Coolpix S6500
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-02-03 2013-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.7-5.8 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing distance 2cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - AMOLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 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)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 120 grams (0.26 pounds) 250 grams (0.55 pounds)
Physical dimensions 90 x 53 x 23mm (3.5" x 2.1" x 0.9") 95 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 ID EN-EL12 SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (3 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $37 $170