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Nikon Coolpix S6150 Digital Camera

Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value
16MP 7x CCD 1/2.3" Oct 2011
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Combining touch screen operation with cutting edge technology, the stylish COOLPIX S6150 offers intuitive operation and superb results. The NIKKOR wide-angle 7x zoom lens and 16 megapixel image... More
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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this camera. This digital camera received a "Best Value" award from Digicam Buyer.co.uk and it received an Ephotozine "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Nine experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this camera on average 75%.

Good Size

A few people reckoned that it was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on What Digital Camera “The compact boasts a range of features which would have previously sat well in a co”. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S6150 is a new point-and-shoot compact camera, featuring a 7x, 28-196mm lens” in their Nikon Coolpix S6150 review. Cnet.co.uk said on expert website CNET.co.uk five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6150 compact camera is a great choice for cash-conscious buyers” in their review and gave the Nikon Coolpix S6150 a rating of 4 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S6150 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6150 was thin.

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers agreed that this digital camera was cheap. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on Digicam Buyer.co.uk five years ago “The Coolpix S6150 is a great budget option for beginners with lots of features that can help you take excellent shots.”. Techmagnifier.com said “However, you can always lay hands upon good cameras at budget prices owing to fierce competition among companies the world over” yet they only scored it 3 stars.

A few customers thought this digital camera was good value for money. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6150 on What Digital Camera “The specifications of compact cameras towards the more affordable end of the pricing scale continue to improve”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said five years ago “Feature-packed and keenly priced” and scored it 4 stars. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote also five years ago “You would often hear people say that the best cameras are always highly priced” yet they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other brands.

Good Technical Features

A number of people reckoned that the product had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Coolpix S6150 has a range of useful features and makes it easy for beginners to photography to take some very pleasing images” in their review. Techradar.com said “Accordingly it packs a rich feature set in a slim, high-class camera body †“ all for under £160” in their review. Five years ago expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review “The latest in Nikon’s Coolpix series offers a fantastic feature set, including 16 megapixels, 7x optical zoom, 720p video recording”.

Good Value for Money

Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this digital camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix S6150 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6150 concluded that it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6150 on expert review site Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix S6150 sits towards the top of Nikon's Coolpix Style range of compact cameras” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S6150 a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon Coolpix S6150 reviewer who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6150 reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Coolpix S5100, and the Coolpix S570 both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TS5, and the Lumix DMC-LX7 both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix S6150 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Samsung DV300 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Coolpix S6150 has a fairly big battery capacity (1,050 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6150. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6150 the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Coolpix S6150 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6150 have an image stabiliser, however the Nikon Coolpix S6150 does not have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6150 do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix S6150 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6150 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix S6150 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the DSC-WX300, or the DSC-HX400V (£282.99) both from Sony or the Canon IXUS 510 HS which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6150, the Coolpix S6150 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P310.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Coolpix S6150 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6150 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. Across all cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of this spec and age take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Coolpix S6150 which takes 180 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The Nikon Coolpix S6150 has a quite big maximum aperture (only 5.6) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6150. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6150 the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of digital cameras of this type and age is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6. With a minimum aperture of 3.7, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Coolpix S6150 of 172 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150. The lightest digital camera of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6150 is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 180kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6150

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX220 HS, and the IXUS 125 HS both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2"), the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Samsung MV900F (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix S6150 has a relatively average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6150.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the PowerShot SX230 HS, and the IXUS 510 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x), or the Samsung ST96 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 7 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6150 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 7x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX10 (£84.92).

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (7.1x), the Sony DSC-WX60 (£114.99) (8x), or the Canon PowerShot N (£156.50) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 172 grams, the Coolpix S6150 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S6150.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Focal Length
Aperture Range

2 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value

Expert Reviews

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30 January 2012

The specifications of compact cameras towards the more affordable end of the pricing scale continue to improve and impress, and this is true of the Nikon COOLPIX S6150. The compact boasts a range... Read more…

26 December 2011

We always have high hopes for Nikon because they always make such nice cameras. So when we get something like the Coolpix S6150 we get a bit disappointed. That's not to say that it's a bad camera,...

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

2 December 2011

The Coolpix S6150 is a great budget option for beginners with lots of features that can help you take excellent shots, but flaws such as an unresponsive touch screen do existOverall Our provides...

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

30 November 2011

The Coolpix S6150 has a range of useful features and makes it easy for beginners to photography to take some very pleasing images. There was some purple fringing in some images but when...

Ephotozine

5 October 2011

Hence, if you are looking for a budget device that would dish out a good performance, then you need to look no further, as the Nikon Coolpix S6150 would surely please you with its performance...

3 October 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6150 sits towards the top of Nikon's Coolpix Style range of compact cameras, and accordingly it packs a rich feature set in a slim, high-class camera body – all for... Read more…

22 September 2011

Feature-packed and keenly priced, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 compact camera is a great choice for cash-conscious buyers. It's also well suited to those who would rather avoid the more technical side...

29 March 2012

Nikon Coolpix S6150 oferuje bogate wyposa?enie, jak na swoj? cen?. Okazjonalnym fotografom w wi?kszo?ci sytuacji wystarczy 7-krotny zoom. Szeroki wybór efektów pozwala robi? ró?norodne zdj?cia....

Low price tag, good implementation of touch screen technology, good image quality
Sharp pictures
Logical control layout
Good focus tracking
7x optical zoom with ED glass and VR
Issues with focus accuracy at times, white balance tends to err on the warm side, slightly bulky
Touchscreen interface not responsive enough
Battery life
3hr 20min battery charging time
Stepping on movie exposure correction
8 March 2012

Nikons Einsteigermodell Coolpix S6150 wartet mit interessanten Funktionen auf. Neben einem 7fachen Zoomobjektiv (28-196 mm, entsprechend Kleinbild) hat der Hersteller auch ein großes... Read more…

29 January 2012

Die Nikon Coolpix S6150 zeigt mehr Schwächen als Stärken. In dieser Preisklasse kann man woanders bessere Bildqualität bekommen...

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