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Nikon Coolpix S6800

£146.66
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A great value for money and award winning compact camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 16MP 12x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S6800 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S6800 number 86 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 24 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality but sub-standard battery life.
The Coolpix S6800 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Only 4608 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Does not have an HDMI

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 79 in wildlife photography cameras. However average for portrait photography, ranking number 74 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 105 in sports photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix S6800 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S6800?

The Nikon Coolpix S6800 is 96.8mm wide and 57.5mm tall. It is 22.9mm deep and weighs 145g.

Nikon Coolpix S6800 front dimensions

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Nikon Coolpix S6800 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by website PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this Nikon digital camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and theverge.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, Coolpix S6800 owners rated this digital camera 86%. 3 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Poor Battery Life

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

  • It produces bright, punchy images in most conditions and handles low light better than many similar cameras…
  • Takes very good pictures…
  • Good quality pictures and a good range of features, price a little on the high side for what you get…
    Techygran (Amazon) - October 2014

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £146.66 it is cheaper than 78% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix S6800 and the United Kingdom price of £146.66 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $185.00 (£240.41).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix S6800 of 16MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 4608 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6800 has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 2592 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S6800's optical zoom of 12x is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S6800 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S6800's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Nikon Coolpix S6800 of 145g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S6800 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most other digital cameras, the Coolpix S6800 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix S6800 features multi-shot function. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S6800 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Coolpix S6800 of only 4x is in the smallest 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1600 x 1200|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S6800 has a pre-flash, which is unusual. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix S6800 features brightness adjustment. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix S6800 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge time of the Nikon Coolpix S6800 of only 1.83h is very short compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The shortest battery recharge time of digital cameras is 1.8h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.1h.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S6800's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Only 170 Battery Life

The Coolpix S6800 is a digital camera that takes 170 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Coolpix S6800 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix S6800's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of all digital cameras is 100%, with the narrowest being 1.5% and the widest being 170%. The Nikon Coolpix S6800's field of view of only 99% is in the narrowest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Coolpix S6800 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6800camera
Barcodes 00018208938155, 00018208938193, 00018208938230, 00018208938261, 00018208988464, 00018208988471, 02003032889009, 05054230929469, 05054230929476, 08033737553800, 08033737553824, 08033737553831

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