I've had a few Nikon digital camera's now. My old Coolpix 880 takes better quality pictures than this new S6500. The Wi-Fi feature was attractive... it doesn't work on my Netgear N600 wireless network. Ugh..
July 29, 2013
This is not a user friendly camera and the pictures are blurry. Very disappointed.
July 24, 2013
One of the worst cameras ever
This camera may sound like a good deal, but the truth is, it's not! Photos on the auto setting are very soft and not sharp at all and look terrible when zoomed in on a computer. The focus is not great and takes a while to get it to focus. The zoom is also not very good because photos don't look good when zoomed in. The 16 megapixel sensor is also of little use. The body also has no grip and it feels very slippery. I will say that the one thing I did like about the camera is the colors, they look nice but this camera is just too hard to recommend to anyone. Nikon does make some good cameras, but this one is not a good camera at all. Save your money and look elsewhere. You will regret buying this camera, but you will NOT regret saving your money and looking elsewhere.
June 29, 2013
Lot of things packed in this small package, alas !
In Auto mode the cam's pics are not Sharp, very fuzzy, it takes forever to get the squares to turn green, not at all user friendly. Not a camera I wanted to just put on Auto and start taking pics, no such ease. Battery life is ridiculously short, right in the middle of trip how to charge it? No separate adapter to put the battery in and charge. WiFi which was they touted for so loud is Useless and Does Not Work, save money buy other cams in same category.The On/Off button is Too Sunken in many a times you think you pressed it but the cam does not open, try again. Very Hard to press. No cam case provided. Vid quality is excellent.
Very cute device feels good holding it, I loved the cam I must say but unfortunately can not keep it with faults described above.
June 2, 2013
Setting up the Wi-Fi on the S6500 took 3 phone calls to Nikon customer service and almost 2 1/2 hours with various customer service rests. No one at Nikon seems to know how set up the wifi on the camera and link it to an iPhone. After finally getting it to work comes an unpleasant surprise. Every time you turn off the phone the wifi defaults back to "off". You have go through 3 levels of menus on the phone to set the wifi on again every time you want to use the feature. But thats not all, every time you want to transfer pictures to you iPhone you must scan through all the local wifi networks and reselect the camera. Nikon didn't think this through before they released the phone. I have purchased a few Nikon SLRs over the years but I will never buy another Nikon product.
May 11, 2013
Don't waste your time
won't connect to any internet - have to return! wasted about 4 hours of my time.
May 8, 2013
I ordered another major brand of camera from a major on-line company with the same pixel count. This camera has a larger glass lens and takes sharper, clearer pictures than that other brand. This camera may cost more than that other camera, but takes much better pictures. I also own a Nikon DSLR camera but this on is to stick in my shirt pocket for when it is too inconvenient to carry a larger camera.
April 23, 2013
a lot of features in a small package
camera takes great pictures. I'm new to the digital camera world and so far with me not knowing what I'm doing I am very happy with this product.
Good job Nikon.
Below is a sample of my first pictures.
Now I'm off to Google to learn more :)
Tom from Englewood, FL
March 15, 2013