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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 12x Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Supports video recording
Easy to use
44 Reviews + 3 Awards
planet-sansfil.com 4 Star Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this medium megapixel digital camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Planet-sansfil.com gave this digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this digital camera is 69 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this Nikon camera rated this digital camera 76 out of 100 on average. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix S6900 supports video recording. Most of the other new medium megapixel cameras also support video recording.

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Design

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Easy To Use” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera “The articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times”.


Other

Released Ten Months Ago

It was July 2016 when this camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Three people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6900 thought it was compact. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Small Compact” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago David A. Nash said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Great compact camera for a professional finish”. Og Oggilby wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “These days, when camera phones threaten to make the compact camera obsolete” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Very Light

The lightest latest comparable spec camera is 100g and the heaviest is 610g. With a weight of only 181 grams, the Coolpix S6900 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports video capability. Most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras also support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 (£329).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£214.96), or the Canon EOS 5DS R (£2,093).

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Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 thought it had a good zoom. Mizzy409 said in their review of this digital camera “Have always loved the zoom on them”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S6900 had a good screen. Two years ago Camera Guy said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Response time to shoot is great and the screen can be moved around quite a bit helping with more unorthodox shots” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Mizzy409 mentioned “The touch screen is both good and bad”. David A. Nash he said in his review of this digital camera “The setup was super easy with the touch screen”.

Able to Produce Good Images

Four owners thought it was able to produce good images. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good Image Stabilization”. Mizzy409 mentioned “Also really easy to accidentally take pictures” in their Nikon Coolpix S6900 review. Two years ago Ra said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Good resolution and sharper image”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix S6900 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other latest medium megapixel cameras.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X-T1 (£577), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£214.96), and the Nikon Coolpix B500 (£160) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Leica Leica TL (£1,299) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix S6900 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other new cameras.

There are a number of other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix GX85.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Nikon S7000 (£149.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. Most of the other latest comparable spec cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S6900 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other new medium megapixel cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S6900 has a relatively standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel cameras.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£214.96) (20x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix B500 (£160) (40x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 3.3, the Coolpix S6900 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other new medium megapixel cameras. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is -2, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4.2.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other latest medium megapixel cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix S6900 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S6900 has a pre-flash. Most of the other new cameras also have a pre-flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other new cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S6900 has a batteries included. Most of the other latest medium megapixel cameras also have a batteries included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S6900 has a hand strap. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras also have a hand strap.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera take between 190 and 529 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix S6900 which takes 190 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix S6900 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6900 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 640 x 480.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on recently released similar spec cameras.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£214.96).

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Olympus E-M10 Mark II (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon crtnkcps6900krb, nikon e4nkcps6900k, nikon s6900opk, nikon s6900bk, nikon s6900wh, nikon s6900pk, nikon s6300r, nikon 26473
Barcodes 00018208264735, 00018208264742, 00018208879847, 00018208879854, 00018208941773, 00018208941810, 00841434112125, 00841434116499, 00841434121554, 00845251091465, 00845251091472, 00845251091502, 04960759144157, 04960759144171, 04960759144195, 05415247043850

Nikon Coolpix S6900 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix S6900 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 180,790 digital camera reviews and 4,014,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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