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Nikon 6300 Digital Camera

16MP 10x CMOS 1/2.3" Dec 2013
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25 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera received a rating of 70 out of 100 from expert review site about.com.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. About.com wrote “Use and has a nice assortment of snapshot shooting options” in their Nikon 6300 review. About.com also wrote “Though its overall shooting performance is good for its class”. About.com also mentioned “You can enjoy 3D shooting mode with these cameras”.

One Nikon 6300 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Three years ago About.com mentioned “Some noise issues even at low ISO, usability could be improved, no manual mode” in their review of the Nikon 6300.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good lens. One person who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom.

Good Size

Some people agreed that the Nikon 6300 was lightweight. About.com said three years ago “The Nikon Coolpix 6300 is a small, lightweight pocket camera with a ultrawideangle 10x zoom lens that's easy to pick up” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. About.com also mentioned “Tiny and lightweight, good zoom range for an ultra-compact, decent selection of scene modes”.

Good Video Capture

A number of Nikon 6300 owners who bought the product wrote that it was good for video recording. About.com said “Equipped with advanced movie functions” in their Nikon 6300 review. About.com also mentioned “Graba video en Full HD y toma fotografas en 3D”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good flash. About.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A built-in flash unit that's oddly placed”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 6300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at including the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon IXUS 155[plb_2176423_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 6300 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 6300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 6300 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 6300 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 6300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 6300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Nikon 6300 is a 99 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Nikon 6300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Nikon camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this camera.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 6300 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 6300 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 6300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 6300.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon 6300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 16.79 megapixels, the Nikon 6300 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP.

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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 cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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TFT Display

The Nikon 6300 has a better display than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all digital cameras of this type and age is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon 6300 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 6300. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this digital camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several Nikon 6300 owners thought the Nikon 6300 did not have a good battery life. About.com mentioned “Battery life is fairly short” in their review. About.com also said “Macro mode, slow recharging of the flash unit”.

Difficult to Use

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use. About.com wrote in their Nikon 6300 review “A lack of manual control o”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that this digital camera was not noisy. About.com said “You will find images to be noisy from ISO 200 upwards” but they still gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Poor Support

A number of people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it did not have good technical guidance.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 6300 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 6300 which have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon 6300 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon 6300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the 6300 are not waterproof. The Nikon 6300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Nikon 6300 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 6300 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 6300. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The Nikon 6300 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 6300. The shooting modes "Manual" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. At only 5.8, the Nikon 6300 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 6300.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Nikon 6300 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 6300. Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 6300 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.04m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m. The Nikon 6300 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.1 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 6300.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 6300

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the 6300 over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Nikon 6300 has a relatively standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 6300.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], and the Canon A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FS45, BNDL[plb_1284724_price] (16.1MP), the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] (16.1MP), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 6300 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the DMC-FS45, BNDL[pl_1284724_price], or the DMC-LX5[pl_1047477_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon A810[plb_408150_price] which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon 6300 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 6300.

We compared this camera to all the other 10x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Nikon Coolpix S6200[plb_1146785_price], and the Sony DSC-H70R[plb_580917_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price] (12x), the Canon IXUS 1100[plb_1504251_price] (12x), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (12x) which is also higher rated.

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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 similar type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon 6300 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 6300.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], or the A810[pl_408150_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix 3100[plb_162310_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (2.8" and higher rated), or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Nikon 6300 has a pretty typical weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 6300.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 160g cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6200[plb_1146785_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon 6300 has a better sensor type than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of this age and type have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the D300s[pl_994_price], the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Lexibook DJ028[plb_1876237_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
HDMI Out
Frame Rate

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 July 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S6300 offers a mixed bag of pluses and minuses.The minuses include a slight softness in some images, a built-in flash unit that's oddly placed, a small LCD that suffers from...

10x optical zoom
Slim
Good macro mode
The Nikon Coolpix 6300 is a small, lightweight pocket camera with a ultrawideangle 10x zoom lens that's easy to pick up and use and has a nice assortment of snapshot shooting options
The Nikon Coolpix 6300 is a small, lightweight pocket camera with a ultrawide-angle 10x zoom lens that's easy to pick up and use and has a nice assortment of snapshot shooting options
Poor panoramic mode
Digital filters not great
Though its overall shooting performance is good for its class, the autofocus is temperamental
Battery life is fairly short
Macro mode, slow recharging of the flash unit

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6300, nikon s6300r, nikon coolpixs6300, nikon coolpixs6300g, nikon coolpixs6300gl
Barcodes 00018208263004, 00018208263011, 00018208263028, 00018208263356, 00018208264735, 00018208264742, 00018208264834, 00018208925551, 00018208925582, 00018208925629, 00018208925643, 00018208925674, 00018208925704, 03610170731702, 03610170731719, 03610170780939, 03610170826644, 04960759131959, 08033737552490, 08033737552506, 08033737552513, 08033737552520, 08033737552537

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