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Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera

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16MP 10x CCD Aug 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of PhotographyBlog.com recommend this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Size

Six people who purchased it concluded that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “It packs a 10x optical zoom lens into a very compact body, certainly small” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Techradar.com said “The Coolpix S8100 - that aims to combine ease of use with compact, stylish designs”. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 will be fine for anyone looking for a simple, basic compact that's easy to use” in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review.

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer said that it was thin. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review on expert review site Digital Versus five years ago “The S6200 seems surprisingly slim for a superzoom compact, at just 15 mm thick”. One person wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “A block of black plastic no less than 9 mm thick is effectively stuck onto the back of the camera” in their review.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6200 was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Coolpix S6200 produces decent images with its 16 megapixel sensor” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200. Digitalcamerainfo.com said “One way is with “fun” extras like picture effects and face recognition”.

Easy to Use

A few Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewers who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6200 considered that it was easy to use.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Six years ago Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “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 Nikon Coolpix S6200 review.

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Nice Design

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned “The COOLPIX S6200 is a good looking camera and splashes in an array of colors to choose from”.

Good Support

A few people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6200 mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned six years ago “It’s always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats”. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Great specs really help the Nikon Coolpix S6200 compact superzoom to stand out from the crowd” in their review.

Good Product Quality

A few Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewers considered that the product was good quality. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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”. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The fact that they're married to a keen price and great image quality is the icing on the cake”.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 owner wrote that this digital camera had a good lens. One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Digitalcamerainfo.com said six years ago “More zoom is usually a good thing” in their review.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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 purchased it concluded that it had a good screen.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was well made.

Reasonably Priced

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable type and age 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 digital camera and we think the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], and the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S6200 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S6200 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6200 do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price], or the Olympus VR-370[plb_1721828_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 that have been around for more than two years, the Coolpix S6200 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S6200 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S6200 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6200. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Coolpix S6200 has a fairly big internal memory (74 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The internal memorys of cameras of this type and age range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S6200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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). The best video resolution of all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6200. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6200, the Coolpix S6200 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital 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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Not 3D

The Coolpix S6200 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6200 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Coolpix S6200 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at 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

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S6200.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 is 99%. At only 98 percent, the Coolpix S6200 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6200 is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.8) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Five ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S6200 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Nikon digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a relatively standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6200.

Alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price].

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the 26[pl_1280883_price] (16.1MP), or the Coolpix L320[pl_1939468_price] (16.1MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_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 pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price], the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price], or the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider 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 Coolpix S6200 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6200.

There are a number of alternative 10x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Sony DSC-H70R[plb_580917_price].

If this compact camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (12x), the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x), or the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_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 commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the A810[pl_408150_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price] both from Canon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S6200 has a fairly standard weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6200.

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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
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Focus Adjustment
Focus
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
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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
Cables Included
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Cable Type
Camera Shutter Speed

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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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