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Nikon S6500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 12x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Low battery life
Lacks manual control
38 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this Nikon digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and techradar.com/au/ the average expert rating of this camera is 74 out of 100.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Owner Reviews

People who bought this medium megapixel camera rated this camera 68% on average.


Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon S6500 features connection to PC, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon S6500 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Display

Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Nikon S6500 has one of the narrower field of views amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon S6500 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Battery

Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S6500 is a camera that takes 150 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6500 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6500 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Support

Lacks Manual Control

Three people wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Two years ago Pcquest.com said “Lacks manual exposure” in their review of this digital camera. Pcquest.com also mentioned “Few manual exposure controls” in their review.


Power

Low Battery Life

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Pcquest.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon S6500 “WiFi can't be used when battery is low”. Pcquest.com also wrote “Low battery life” in their review.


Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon S6500 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 400, 800 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S6500 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S6500 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon S6500 has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S6500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S6500 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S6500 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S6500 features multi-shot function. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon S6500 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon S6500 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon S6500 features calendar, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S6500 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a tripod mountable.

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Design

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was rough. One person who reviewed it said that it was well designed.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Expert website Fatducktech.com mentioned “Nikon's pretty little compact claims to make your photos more beautiful with inbuilt editing features, as well as Wi-Fi”.

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Robust

Two people reckoned that it was well made. Digit.in wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has great optics and a build that gives us some reassurance that it can rough it out if need be”.

Easy to Use

Six owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Pcquest.com wrote two years ago “WiFi remote control from smartphones”. Pcquest.com also said “Easy to use” in their review. Mariola Rydzewska mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Nothing excited! The iPhone 5 takes better pictures! We tried to use even tripod.”.

Excellent Build Quality

Four owners reckoned that the Nikon S6500 was good quality. Pcquest.com wrote “Impressive image quality”. Pcquest.com also mentioned “Excellent build quality” in their review. Claire Newton mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “I found this cameravery simple to use and the pictures appera to be good quality for a 'starter camera”.


Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon S6500 has a pre-flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S6500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S6500 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S6500 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S6500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S6500 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S6500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S6500 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera which do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S6500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S6500 has a maximum video resolution of 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon S6500 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Network Ready

The Nikon S6500 is network ready, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are not network ready.

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Smart TV

Fi Connectivity

Two customers agreed that the Nikon S6500 was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Pcquest.com said “WiFi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.


Grandezza Display

One person concluded that it had a good screen. Pcquest.com said in their review of this digital camera “Grandezza display”.

Good Video Capture

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

12x Zoom

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Pcquest.com wrote two years ago “Sehr kleines Kameragehuse (bezogen auf das 12x Zoom und den Funktionsumfang” . Pcquest.com also mentioned “12x optical zoom” in their review. Pcquest.com also mentioned “Excellent zoom range” in their review.

Sharp Images

Ten people who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Pcquest.com said in their review of this digital camera “Detailed colorful images”. Expert website Techtree.com mentioned “The colours are accurate and the photos are fairly detailed”. Techtree.com also mentioned “It starts up very fast and is quick at taking successive photos” in their review.

Poor Exposure Control

One person who purchased the product considered that it did not have good exposure controls.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Eleven owners who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Compact sized”. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “It is a Wi-Fi capable compact camera that comes in an impressive design”. Digit.in said in their review of this digital camera “The S9500 is a very compact, no-fuss camera” and gave the Nikon S6500 a score of 4 stars out of 5.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Lisak rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “It's a fun lightweight camera, great for any type of photography, also night shots are great too”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 153 grams, the Nikon S6500 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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