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Nikon S6300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.3MP 10x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Difficult to use
Battery life is fairly short
21 Reviews + 2 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both thought that this Nikon digital camera was good. This medium megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Reviewed.com who wrote it was excellent.

Average Expert Reviews

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

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Battery Life is Fairly Short

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Website About.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Macro mode, slow recharging of the flash unit”. They also wrote “Battery life is fairly short” in their review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The S6300's body feels cheap”. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S6300 is an above average point-and-shoot made slightly better by a low price, simple operation” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Design

Difficult to Use

Two customers who purchased it mentioned that it was not easy to use. Three years ago expert review site About.com wrote “A lack of manual control options” in their review of the Nikon S6300.

Robust

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Pocket Lint “A solid all-rounder with an impressive zoom range”. Techradar.com wrote in their Nikon S6300 review on expert review site Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix S6300 is a solid performing compact camera that will please consumers” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.


Good Quality Pictures

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Images are bright and colourful” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. They also said “Images are generally well exposed, have natural colours straight from the cam” in their review. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “It's geared for the happy snappers who want something easy and cheerful to take pictures with” .

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote “It has 16 megapixels and a 10x zoom lens” and rated it 79 out of 100. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S6300 produced a mixed bag of results, with good colour reproduction and fast high-speed shooting at full resolution”.

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Equipped With Advanced Movie Functions

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording. Website About.com mentioned “Equipped with advanced movie functions” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The S6300 also offers a 2.7 inch screen, 1080p Full HD movies, lens-shift vibration reduction”.

Good Quality Lens

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon S6300 had a good zoom. Five years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “It's below cameras like the S9300 and S6400, which offer longer zoom ranges, better screens, or added gadgets like in-camera”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was thin. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams “Nikon recently announced nine new Coolpix cameras, four of which are members of their super slim S-series”. Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar “Introduced in February alongside the Nikon Coolpix S9300, as part of a duo of slim superzoom compact cameras”.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S6300 was announced in February 2011, as part of Nikon's Style range of compact cameras” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Average Weight

The Nikon S6300 has a pretty typical weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when Nikon released the S6300.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon S6300 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon 26.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6300 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Samsung WB50F (12x).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.8, the Nikon S6300 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S6300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S6300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). This camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon S6300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S6300 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Canon 140.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S6300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon S6300 has a night mode. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon S6300 does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also do not have a video out.

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Features Face Detection

The Nikon S6300 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S6300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S6300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Nikon S6300 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 (£439.97) (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Canon G1 X (£419.99) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon S6300 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon S6300 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S6300 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S6300 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon S6300 features connection to PC. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon S6300 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S6300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, or the Nikon L31 which both of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon S6300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S6300 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S6300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S6300 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S6300 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S6300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon S6300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters, the Nikon S6300 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The smallest closest focusing distance of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 0.001m and the largest is 0.5m.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6300r
Barcodes 00018208263004, 00018208263356, 00018208264742, 00018208925551, 00018208925582, 00018208925629, 00018208925643, 00018208925674, 00018208925704, 00018208925711, 03610170731702, 03610170731719, 03610170780939, 03610170826644, 08033737552490, 08033737552506, 08033737552513, 08033737552520, 08033737552537

Nikon S6300 Review Sources

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