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Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S810c front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Key Specs

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
Nikon S810c
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 216g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Revealed April 2014
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Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Nikon S6500 versus Nikon S810c, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are produced by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S6500 (16MP) and the S810c (16MP) is fairly close and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S6500 was revealed 15 months before the S810c making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the S6500 matches up versus the S810c when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Nikon S810c

 S6500 S810c 
Manual focus Very accurate focus

Reasons to pick Nikon S810c over the Nikon S6500

 S810c S6500 
RevealedApril 2014January 2013More recent by 15 months
Display dimension3.7"3"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1229k460kSharper display (+769k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon S6500 and Nikon S810c

 S6500 S810c 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Physical Comparison

If you're planning to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to factor in its weight and volume. The Nikon S6500 has physical measurements of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") and a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) while the Nikon S810c has sizing of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") along with a weight of 216 grams (0.48 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have at the time. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the S6500 against the S810c.

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S6500 and S810c is 92 and 91 respectively.

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c top view buttons comparison

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its difficult to picture the contrast in sensor measurements merely by researching specs. The photograph here should give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the S6500 and S810c.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of images although you would want to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The older S6500 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c sensor size comparison

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S6500 Portrait photography information
Nikon S810c Portrait photography information
44
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
35
MP count decent (16MP)
includes face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S6500 as a Street photography camera
Nikon S810c as a Street photography camera
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
65
image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch to focus
lighter than others (216g)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S6500 Sports photography features
Nikon S810c Sports photography features
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
41
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (270 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S6500 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S810c as a Travel photography camera
69
lighter than others in class (250g)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
very long reach (300mm)
no Timelapse function
does not have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
68
lighter than others (216 grams)
offers touch to focus
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
great zoom (300mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
terrible battery life (270 CIPA)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S6500 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S810c as a Landscape photography camera
50
manual focus
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
built in 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")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse function
41
rather wide (25mm)
big screen (3.7 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
terrible battery life (270 per charge)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon S6500
Vlogging with Nikon S810c
34
pretty wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (250g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
no external microphone port
35
rather wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (216g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone support
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Nikon S6500 vs Nikon S810c Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S6500 and Nikon S810c
 Nikon Coolpix S6500Nikon Coolpix S810c
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S6500 Nikon Coolpix S810c
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2013-01-08 2014-04-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-300mm (12.0x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.3-6.3
Macro focus distance 5cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3.7"
Screen resolution 460k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech AMOLED display -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 250 grams (0.55 lb) 216 grams (0.48 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1")
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 - 270 pictures
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model SLB-10A EN-EL23
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $170 $350