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Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1

Portability
92
Imaging
40
Features
51
Overall
44
Nikon Coolpix S6500 front
 
Olympus Stylus 1 front
Portability
79
Imaging
37
Features
65
Overall
48

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Key Specs

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
Olympus 1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 402g - 116 x 87 x 57mm
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Updated by Olympus 1s
Photography Glossary

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Nikon S6500 and Olympus 1, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Olympus. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the S6500 (16MP) and 1 (12MP) and the S6500 (1/2.3") and 1 (1/1.7") feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The S6500 was introduced 10 months prior to the 1 so they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Nikon S6500 being a Compact camera and the Olympus 1 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting in to a in-depth comparison, below is a quick summation of how the S6500 grades against the 1 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S6500 over the Olympus 1

 S6500 1 

Reasons to pick Olympus 1 over the Nikon S6500

 1 S6500 
RevealedNovember 2013January 2013Fresher by 10 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kClearer screen (+580k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Nikon S6500 and Olympus 1

 S6500 1 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Nikon S6500 enjoys outer measurements of 95mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) while the Olympus 1 has measurements of 116mm x 87mm x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") and a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon S6500 and Olympus 1 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached at that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the S6500 vs the 1.

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the S6500 and 1 is 92 and 79 respectively.

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to visualise the gap between sensor sizing simply by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph below should offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the S6500 and 1.

Clearly, both of those cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The S6500 with its tinier sensor will make shooting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Nikon S6500 will give you more detail using its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The older S6500 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 sensor size comparison

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S6500 Portrait photography factors
Olympus 1 Portrait photography factors
44
focusing manually
MP count good (16MP)
provides face detection focusing
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
48
manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
provides face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon S6500
Street photography with Olympus 1
62
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors (250 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
70
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon S6500
Sports photography with Olympus 1
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery life (410 CIPA)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S6500 Travel photography information
Olympus 1 Travel photography information
69
lighter than competitors (250 grams)
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
great reach (300mm)
lack of Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
61
great battery life (410 CIPA)
boasts focus via touch
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
long reach (300mm)
no Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S6500 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus 1 Landscape photography highlights
50
focusing manually
quite wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
49
manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (410 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S6500 Vlogging highlights
Olympus 1 Vlogging highlights
34
quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors (250 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external microphone jack
32
quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly display
no external mic port
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Nikon S6500 vs Olympus 1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S6500 and Olympus 1
 Nikon Coolpix S6500Olympus Stylus 1
General Information
Company Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix S6500 Olympus Stylus 1
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-01-08 2013-11-25
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic VI
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points - 25
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-300mm (12.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology AMOLED display LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec 7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/2000 seconds
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); high speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 320 x 240 (240p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 250 gr (0.55 pounds) 402 gr (0.89 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 58 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0") 116 x 87 x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 51
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.7
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.6
DXO Low light rating not tested 179
Other
Battery life - 410 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID SLB-10A BLS-5
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $170 $700