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Nikon 6500
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Nikon 6500 Digital Camera

16MP 12x CMOS Feb 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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29 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Nikon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Nikon.

Good Quality Pictures

Four people who bought this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images. Pcquest.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Detailed colorful images”. Pcquest.com also mentioned “Images lack fine detail”.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Pcquest.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “WiFi doesn't support uploading and printing, pathetic Autofocus in low light”.

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Good Size

A few customers wrote that the product was compact. Pcquest.com mentioned in December last year “Compact sized” in their Nikon 6500 review.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon 6500 reviewer said that the Nikon 6500 had a good zoom. In December last year Pcquest.com mentioned “Excellent zoom range”. One Nikon 6500 owner who purchased the Nikon 6500 concluded that it had a good autofocus.

Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon 6500 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Pcquest.com said “Impressive image quality” in their review of the Nikon 6500.

Robust

One Nikon 6500 owner who reviewed the Nikon 6500 considered that it was well made. Pcquest.com mentioned “Excellent build quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that it was easy to use. Pcquest.com mentioned in December last year “Easy to use” in their review of the Nikon 6500.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Pcquest.com said in their Nikon 6500 review “Digicams Two Compact Cameras with WiFi”. Pcquest.com also said “We review two compact cameras with wireless capabilities so you can transmit photos from them to any WiFi enabled device”.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 6500 which do not support wi-Fi, the Nikon 6500 supports wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 6500 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the 6500 which do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 6500 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 6500 do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 6500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 6500 is 9.3x. At 12 times zoom factor, the Nikon 6500 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 6500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Digital cameras that are a similar age to the 6500 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Nikon 6500's motion JPEG frame rate of 120 frames per second is one of the highest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 6500 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 6500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 6500 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon 6500 is a 99 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The Nikon 6500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this Nikon camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 300 millimeters, the Nikon 6500 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 6500. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 6500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the 6500.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon 6500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Digital cameras of this age and spec have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP. The Nikon 6500 has one of the more total megapixelss (16.79 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 6500 has a better display than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all cameras of this type and age is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon 6500 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 6500. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this digital camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several people who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Pcquest.com wrote “Fi can't be used when battery is low” .

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Pcquest.com said “Few manual exposure controls” in their Nikon 6500 review.

Poor Exposure Control

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it did not have good exposure controls.

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 6500 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon 6500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 6500 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the 6500 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of a similar spec and age to the 6500 is 1x and the biggest is 810x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 6500 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 6500 is a digital camera that takes 150 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 6500 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 6500 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 6500.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 99%. With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Nikon 6500 has one of the narrowest field of views amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 14s. The Nikon 6500 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon 6500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 400, 800 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon 6500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the 6500. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Slow Camera Shutter Interval

With a camera shutter interval of 4 seconds, the Nikon 6500 has a fairly slow camera shutter interval compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 6500. The fastest camera shutter interval of digital cameras of this type and age is 0.008s, the slowest is 30s, and the average camera shutter interval is 4.3s.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Nikon 6500 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) (125) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the 6500 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 6500 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m. At 0.08 meters, the Nikon 6500 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 6500

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the 6500 over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 6500 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 6500.

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 6500 has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 6500.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 6500 has a pretty typical weight (153 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the 6500.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon 6500 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

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Compact
Sharp images
Plenty of scene modes to offset lack of PASM mode
Excellent build quality
Excellent zoom range
Barely average video performance
Average battery life
Slow startup time
Lacks manual exposure
Average

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