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Nikon Coolpix S6900
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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS Dec 2015
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28 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which concluded that this Nikon camera was good.

This camera received a "4 Star" award from Planet-sansfil.com.

Average Owner Reviews

Coolpix S6900 owners on average rated this camera 76%.

Good Size

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6900 was compact. David A. Nash wrote three years ago “Great compact camera for a professional finish”. F. Oconnor gave the product a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic camera by well known maker Nikonsmall and compact with 16mp screen” in their Nikon Coolpix S6900 review. Two years ago Og Oggilby wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Compact Camera is a new-to-the-market variant on the compact camera theme.” in their Nikon Coolpix S6900 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. David A. Nash wrote on Amazon “The setup was super easy with the touch screen” in his review and gave this digital camera a very good review. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “The 16 megapixel Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons”.

Good Brand

Nikon compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Quality Lens

Three Nikon Coolpix S6900 owners who bought the product concluded that it had a good zoom. David A. Nash mentioned in his review on Amazon “The zoom is also great with 12x optical”. One customer mentioned that it had a good lens. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “A 12x (25-300mm) zoom lens and a swivel screen.”.

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer mentioned that the product had a good image stabiliser. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned two years ago “A built-in kickstand for stabilization”.

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Easy to Use

Four people thought it was easy to use. Prof Tbun mentioned on Amazon “Pros====Wide angle - 12x zoom is a great range.16 Megapixel sensor allows for plenty of detail in perfect conditionsEasier to use than many other compacts” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored the Nikon Coolpix S6900 3 stars. Techradar.com said on Techradar “The articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review “With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand”.

Good Quality Pictures

Two Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “Photos have bright colours which will look good when shared on social media websites like Facebook”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. Two years ago Og Oggilby gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I was impressed with its clarity and simplicity of use, especially for a potential technophobe like me”.

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

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Good Battery Life

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. David A. Nash said in his Nikon Coolpix S6900 review “The battery has a good life.”.

Good Connectivity

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “Built-in Wi-Fi lets you quickly share your images”.

Good Flash

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good flash. David A. Nash scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “The flash is very bright giving great lighting at longer distances than my DSLR”.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “A tilting screen and a built-in stand to help you take perfect self-portraits or group shots”.

Reasonably Priced

A few people considered that it was good value for money. Three years ago David A. Nash mentioned in his review on Amazon “The price of this uber amazing camera stooped me from reducing the stars”. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact and affordable digital camera designed for the Selfie age”.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Two years ago King George mentioned on Amazon “The problem is that its got a million clever features, for example party mode, cats in the garden mode, selfie mode etc etc.”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6900 which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price], or the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S6900 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6900 do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S6900 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 do not have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price], and the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that were released 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.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon IXUS 180[plb_3191140_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 is 44fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps. The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6900.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456 and 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704. Across all similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S6900 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6900. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S6900 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for more than a year.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6900. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 is 5,000.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this Nikon camera on average 69%.

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Not Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 reckoned that it was not well made. Three years ago Prof Tbun said on Amazon “Sadly though Nikon have built too many less useful extras into this camera, which add to its complexity” and gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Poor Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good quality.

Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 are not 3D. The Coolpix S6900 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S6900 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix S6900 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6900, the Coolpix S6900 is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6900.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Coolpix S6900 is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6900 take between 150 and 399 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S6900 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

When compared to other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago, the Nikon Coolpix S6900's ISO sensitivity (min) of 125 is one of the biggest. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6900 range from 80 to 130.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6900

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Nikon camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S6900 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The Coolpix S6900 has a relatively average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6900.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (16.15MP), or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (18.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6900.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (5x), or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (120x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] (20x), the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] (24x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the Coolpix S6900 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than a year.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (214g).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price], and the Coolpix S9900[pl_2751364_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the IXUS 170[pl_2701303_price] (CCD), or the PowerShot SD1100 IS[pl_3125490_price] (CCD) both from Canon or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
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)
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(11)
9 February 2015

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact and affordable digital camera designed for the Selfie age. There is a 3.0-inch Vari-angle touchscreen display for framing, a built-in kickstand for... Read more…

16 December 2014

With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand and front-facing shutter button, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a fun camera for taking selfies. And it's much faster than its...

5 December 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is quite rare in that it features a front shutter release button, a vari-angle tilting 3inch touch-screen and a built-in stand. Photos have bright colours which will look...

Ephotozine

7 November 2014

The Nikon S6900 is a decent compact for holidays, parties and so on, and the articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times. It's just a shame image quality couldn't be a bit...

6 November 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is billed as the ultimate compact selfie camera. The 16 megapixel Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons and a built-in camera stand,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Tiger
Tiger would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

Small, cozy and user friendly...

Reviewed 17 December 2015 by Ra
Ra would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

The 6900 is very good. good resolution and sharper image...

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Camera Guy
Camera Guy would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this the other day for my daughter as she's graduating to middle school and has done an another excellent year. This camera is reasonably priced and great for the young people. It easily... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good in Low Light
Great Zoom
Lag Shutter Delay
Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Mizzy409
Mizzy409 would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

The touch screen is both good and bad. Makes it really easy to take some awkward shots but also really easy to accidentally take pictures. Have always loved the zoom on them. Just wish they could... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Tania Jackson
(Verified Purchase)

Just the job for my art work assignments.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6900, nikon 26473, nikon s6300, nikon s6900p, nikon s6900b, nikon s6300r, nikon s6900w, nikon s6900wh, nikon s6900pk, nikon s6900bk, nikon e4nkcps6900, nikon e4nkcps6900k, nikon crtnkcps6900, nikon crtnkcps6900k, nikon crtnkcps6900kr, nikon crtnkcps6900krb
Barcodes 00018208264735, 00018208264742, 00018208879847, 00018208879854, 00018208941773, 00018208941810, 00841434112125, 00841434116499, 00841434121554, 00845251091465, 00845251091472, 00845251091502, 04960759144157, 04960759144171, 04960759144195, 05415247043850

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