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Nikon Coolpix S6200
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Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera

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16MP 10x CCD Oct 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
A High-performance Model With An Effective Pixel Count Of 16.0-million Pixels For Superior Image Quality And Equipped With A 10x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens, All In One Of The Most Compact Bodies In... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this camera was good.

Good Size

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 on expert review site Ephotozine “It packs a 10x optical zoom lens into a very compact body, certainly small”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features”.

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who bought it thought it was thick. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “A block of black plastic no less than 9 mm thick is effectively stuck onto the back of the camera”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “The S6200 seems surprisingly slim for a superzoom compact, at just 15 mm thick”.

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Good Brand

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Coolpix S6200 produces decent images with its 16 megapixel sensor” in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review “One way is with “fun” extras like picture effects and face recognition” .

Easy to Use

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Four years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 will be fine for anyone looking for a simple, basic compact that's easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The ease with which it can be operated will suit those looking for a convenient pocket camera that requires little setting up to take well-exposed, detailed pictur” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners concluded that it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “The Coolpix S8100 - that aims to combine ease of use with compact, stylish designs”. Five years ago Firstpost.com mentioned “The COOLPIX S6200 is a good looking camera and splashes in an array of colors to choose from”.

Good Support

Some Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “It’s always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats” in their review. Cnet.co.uk wrote five years ago “Great specs really help the Nikon Coolpix S6200 compact superzoom to stand out from the crowd” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave the Nikon Coolpix S6200 a score of 4 stars and wrote five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a solid if slightly unexciting travel-zoom compact camera that offers enough features and image quality to satisfy the point-and-shoot user without breaking the bank”.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said five years ago “More zoom is usually a good thing”. One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who bought this digital camera said that it had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

One person who bought the product wrote that it was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review on PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The S6200 also offers a 2.7 inch screen, 720p Full HD movies, lens-shift vibration reduction”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6200 considered that it had a good screen.

Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made.

Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The fact that they're married to a keen price and great image quality is the icing on the cake”.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it thought it had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital 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.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S6200 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S6500[pl_1882940_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

Alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to look at include the IXUS 140[pl_1561326_price], or the IXUS 130[pl_1644860_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S6200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S6200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6200, the Coolpix S6200 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S6200 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6200. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a fairly big internal memory (74 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is one of the narrower compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago (only 93 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 have widths of between 16mm and 470mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this camera is 67 out of 100.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 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 digital camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6200 are not 3D compatible. The Coolpix S6200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S6200 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6200 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6200 ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6200.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S6200 have field of view of between 96% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Coolpix S6200 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S6200 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S6200 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the PowerShot A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price], and the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6200 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 10x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x), the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (12x) 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 digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6200.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix 3100[pl_162310_price], and the Coolpix S1100[pl_185015_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X100[plb_1426201_price] (2.8"), or the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S6200 has a pretty typical weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Cable
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Expert Reviews

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3 February 2012

I had to find my long lost feminine side to review this and endured many a ribbing while reviewing it, mind you there were certain parts of London I avoided as a man of mature years with a very... Read more…

10 January 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 will be fine for anyone looking for a simple, basic compact that's easy to use. That said, there are still plenty of better models out there...

23 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x optical zoom camera should check it out...

14 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x zoom camera should check it out...

12 December 2011

Overall, the COOLPIX S6200 is a good looking camera and splashes in an array of colors to choose from. Nikon claims that the Li-ion battery EN-EL12 enables taking 250 shots at a single charge. The...

12 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 sits near the top of the brand's Style range of digital cameras - between the Coolpix S6150 and the Coolpix S8100 - that aims to combine ease of use with compact, stylish... Read more…

12 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features. The ease with which it can be operated will suit those looking for a convenient pocket camera that...

23 November 2011

Budget point-and-shoots can follow a few different paths to shine brighter than the rest of the crowded market. One way is with ?fun? extras like picture effects and face recognition. Another is...

23 November 2011

More zoom is usually a good thing, and it's always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats. The 10x-zooming Nikon Coolpix S6200, on... Read more…

8 November 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a solid if slightly unexciting travel-zoom compact camera that offers enough features and image quality to satisfy the point-and-shoot user without breaking the bank.The...

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