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Nikon Coolpix S6700
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Nikon Coolpix S6700 Digital Camera

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20.1MP 10x CCD Jan 2015
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One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and stuff.tv the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 77%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Adrian Dawson mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review on Amazon two years ago “Shooting across a valley I had a good picture of buildings the other side which was amazing considering the distance”. C. Springate said “This results in it being impossible to take a sequence of photos quickly” in their review however despite that they only scored it 20 out of 100. M. Vant mentioned “Brilliant! Just the right size and great pics from”.

Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Yvonnew wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's nice and compact” . Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “Is a compact camera with 10x optical zoom”. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said two years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is a small digital compact camera aimed at the budget conscious” in their review of this digital camera.

A few customers who bought the product agreed that it was a good size. Adrian Dawson mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6700 on Amazon “Very good size camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix S6700 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6700 was good quality. Adrian Dawson wrote “The picture quality is very good, I have just returned from a trip” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6700 and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Jonnyevsky wrote in their review of this digital camera “Compact and a quality item” . Marc said in his review of this digital camera “The zoom is very good and the picture quality is clear and clean”.

Easy to Use

Four Nikon Coolpix S6700 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Neil Brown wrote in his review “Very good service, product very easy to use” . In October last year Scotty mentioned on Amazon “Good little camera very easy to use” in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review.

One customer who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6700 thought it was easy to use the menus. Miss Anna F West said “It has a range of settings none of which I was interested in, I wanted to be able to manually set my ISO & white balance etc” .

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras manufactured by Nikon.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon Coolpix S6700 reviewers wrote that it had a good zoom. Marc wrote “Great zoom camera for your pocket” in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “It features a 10x optical zoom for getting in on the action” in their Nikon Coolpix S6700 review.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6700 considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers who bought the product said that it was good value for money. Adrian Dawson wrote on Amazon “Overall a great camera for the price and I would recommend it” and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert review site Ephotozine.com scored the product 70 out of 100 and said “It does offer a decent amount of zoom, with optical image stabilisation for a reasonable price”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6700 concluded that it was good looking. Miss Anna F West said on Amazon “It's a nice looking model, light, good size for my pocket”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life. C. Springate mentioned “Although the quality of the images are good and battery life adequate - using the camera is a pain” but despite that they scored the Nikon Coolpix S6700 20 out of 100.

Robust

One person considered that it was reliable. C. Springate said in their review on Amazon “I wanted an equally reliable "point & shoot”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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 other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L320 which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Coolpix S6700 has one of the highest megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the DSC-RX100 (£269.99) (20.2MP and higher rated), or the DSC-HX400V (£282.99) (20.4MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for 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 that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L320, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Canon PowerShot N100.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX50 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455 (£26.99).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S6700 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6700.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

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

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6700 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 3648 x 2736 and 5120 x 2880 and 3864 x 3864.

This camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 384 x 480.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6700.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Coolpix S6700 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix S6700 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. This camera also 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 were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S6700 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6700. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6700. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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12 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, Coolpix S6700 owners rated this digital camera 68%.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S6700 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6700 do support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Samsung WB800F (£409.99) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S6700 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Exilim EX-ZR700, or the Exilim EX-ZR400 both from Casio or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S6700 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S6700 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 are also 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 (£59.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S6700 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6700 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6700 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6700 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-60.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Coolpix S6700 has a 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 320x240@25fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280×720@30fps, 320×240@30fps and 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps.

This digital camera's resolution at capture speeds (320×240@30fps) is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6700.

The best resolution at capture speeds across comparable types of digital camera is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S6700 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S6700. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S6700 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the Coolpix S6700 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6700

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S6700.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S6700 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6700.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus SH-60, the GE J1455, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the GC100 (£259.74) (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2 (4.8") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

We compared all the other 10x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-QX10 (£164.16) is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 137 grams, the Coolpix S6700 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

We compared this camera to all the other 137g digital cameras and we think the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
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
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(4)

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is a small digital compact camera aimed at the budget conscious. It features a 10x optical zoom for getting in on the action, a 20 megapixel CCD sensor for capturing as... Read more…

Small
Light
Big optical zoom
Cheap
Can be a bit slow
7 March 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 isn't the most feature packed camera available, but it does offer a decent amount of zoom, with optical image stabilisation for a reasonable price. Images produced are of...

19 February 2014

It's hard for a budget camera to justify itself in the face of increasingly powerful phone cameras, but the little US$250 Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a good stab at it with an impressively big optical... Read more…

11 February 2014

This is about as compact as cameras get in 2014. From front to back it's around the thickness of two iPhones and a lot smaller in the X/Y dimensions. That increases its chances of being taken out... Read more…

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Marc
(Verified Purchase)

What a fantastic camera. The zoom is very good and the picture quality is clear and clean. I use it for taking pictures of buildings and it is fast and stable. I highly recommend this camera.

Reviewed 26 May 2015 by Scotty
(Verified Purchase)

Good little camera very easy to use.

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by K576 Music
(Verified Purchase)

Looks good, but so far as I am concerned a complete waste of money. The reason is that I cannot follow the instructions to get the camera to work, and I cannot even get the accompanying CD to... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Koshk
(Verified Purchase)

Generally happy with the camera but it is slow to respond. Would not recommend.

(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my husband's special birthday last year. He had selected this from many others and is very pleased with it. It's nice and compact, and easy to use.

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