Nikon Coolpix S6500 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 vs. Samsung WB850F

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Jan 8, 2013
Jan 7, 2013
Jan 9, 2012
 
 
 
$379.99
 
Compact
Compact
Compact
 
4608 x 3456
4896 x 3672
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2832 x 2832, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768
4876 x 3264, 4896 x 2752, 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2992 x 2992, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2448 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 1536 x 1536,640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2832 x 2832, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
16 megapixels
17 megapixels
19 megapixels
17 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200, 6400
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
 
6400
 
5
4
5
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
No
No
 
Fine, Standard
 
  • JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.21
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • 3D: MPO
  • JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.21
 
25–300 mm
24–480 mm
23–483 mm
12×
20×
21×
F2.8–5.9
F3.3–6.4
F2.8–5.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
 
Yes
 
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
No
Yes
80 cm (31.5)
50 cm (19.69)
80 cm (31.5)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
5 cm (1.97)
 
23
 
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
3
3
3
614,000
920,000
614,000
No
Yes
No
AMOLED display
 
AMOLED display
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
None
 
8 sec
15 sec
8 sec
1/2000 sec
1/1200 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual Exposure
  • Scene
  • Movie
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Apps (Magic)
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • 3D
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual Exposure
  • Scene
  • Movie
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Apps (Magic)
  • 3D Photo
  • PIP
  • Split Shot
  • HDR
  • Magic Frame
  • Beauty Shot
  • Night
  • Landscape
  • Text
  • Sunset
  • Dawn
  • Backlight
  • Beach & Snow
  • Portrait
  • Soft Skin
  • Scenery
  • Panorama Shot
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scenery
  • Hand Held Night Shot
  • HDR
  • Food
  • Baby1
  • Baby2
  • Pet
  • Sunset
  • High Sensitivity
  • Glass Through
  • Underwater
  • High Speed Video
  • 3D Photo
  • PIP
  • Split Shot
  • HDR
  • Magic Frame
  • Beauty Shot
  • Night
  • Landscape
  • Text
  • Sunset
  • Dawn
  • Backlight
  • Beach & Snow
Yes
Yes
Yes
3.50 m
6.40 m
3.50 m
No
No
No
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
No
No
No
 
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 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (220 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, H.264
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
12MB internal
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
 
No
 
 
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion SLB-10A rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion SLB-10A rechargeable battery & charger
 
260
 
250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz)
198 g (0.44 lb / 6.98 oz)
250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz)
 
105 x 59 x 28 mm (4.13 x 2.32 x 1.1)
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in