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Nikon Coolpix S6150 Digital Camera

Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value
16MP 7x CCD 1/2.3" Aug 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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16 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this camera. This compact camera camera received a "Best Value" award from Digicam Buyer.co.uk who thought it was great for its price and the expert at Ephotozine conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Good Size

A number of people who bought the product reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review “The compact boasts a range of features which would have previously sat well in a co”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S6150 is a new point-and-shoot compact camera, featuring a 7x, 28-196mm lens” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S6150 review “The Nikon Coolpix S6150 compact camera is a great choice for cash-conscious buyers”.

One Nikon Coolpix S6150 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6150 was thin.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6150 considered that it was good value for money. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6150 on expert review site What Digital Camera “The specifications of compact cameras towards the more affordable end of the pricing scale continue to improve”. Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Feature-packed and keenly priced”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “You would often hear people say that the best cameras are always highly priced” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only rated it 3 stars.

A few people said in their reviews that this digital camera was cheap. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The Coolpix S6150 is a great budget option for beginners with lots of features that can help you take excellent shots.” in their review. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6150 “However, you can always lay hands upon good cameras at budget prices owing to fierce competition among companies the world over” however they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

Some people thought it had good features. Five years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Coolpix S6150 has a range of useful features and makes it easy for beginners to photography to take some very pleasing images” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Accordingly it packs a rich feature set in a slim, high-class camera body †“ all for under £160”. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The latest in Nikon’s Coolpix series offers a fantastic feature set, including 16 megapixels, 7x optical zoom, 720p video recording” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S6150 a rating of 4 stars.

Good Value for Money

Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this camera was good value for money.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix S6150 owner concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Nice Design

One person concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S6150 was good looking. Expert website Techradar.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S6150 sits towards the top of Nikon's Coolpix Style range of compact cameras” in their Nikon Coolpix S6150 review.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6150 was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150 is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". The Nikon Coolpix S6150 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon ELPH 100 HS[plb_783777_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2"), the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price], and the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S6150 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 1,050 milliampere * hour, the Coolpix S6150 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6150. The battery capacitys of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150 range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh.

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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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix S6150 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6150.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S6150 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S6150 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon S110[plb_1462073_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S6150 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S6150 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6150 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-FZ60[pl_2384424_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150, the Coolpix S6150 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S6150 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6150 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S6150 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Coolpix S6150 is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6150 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S6150 range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. At only 5.6, the Coolpix S6150 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S6150.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of 3.7, the Coolpix S6150 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Heavy

The lightest camera of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S6150 is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg. The Coolpix S6150 is one of the heaviest digital cameras that have been available for more than two years (172 kilograms) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6150

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S6150 over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S6150 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], and the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (16.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6150 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6150.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S6150 has a pretty average optical zoom (7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150.

There are a number of alternative 7x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX10B[plb_595125_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the 150[pl_2176458_price] (8x), or the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (8x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 172 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6150.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)

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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