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Nikon S6400 Digital Camera

£219.00
Compact Camera 16MP 12x Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good quality lens
Good size
60 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty people thought this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Ephotozine.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S6400 is a stylish compact camera with a 16 megpixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com said “The Nikon Coolpix S6400 would appear to have just about everything you want from a digital compact camera of its class” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “While many other compact camera makers churn out relatively boxy shapes that have lightly chamfered, rounded edges” .

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S6400 has a 3inch touch screen and is a compact pocket zoom camera that's slim, under 18mm thick, with a 12x optical zoom lens”.

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon S6400 concluded that it was easy to carry around. Yanqin Li mentioned four years ago “Light and easy to carry in a pocket” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who bought the product reckoned that it was a good body shape. Expert website Cnet.com.au rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S6400's curvy body is one of its few distinctions”.

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites PhotographyBlog.com who said that this digital camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and CNET.com.au this medium megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, S6400 owners rated this digital camera 79%.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Eight owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Ray Brettle wrote on Amazon “This matched the spec and was a good price”. Oh No wrote four years ago “Attracted by the large price reduction” . Welsh Annie mentioned “They're easily and cheaply available” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was expensive. Five years ago Techradar.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix S6400 is one of the more expensive compact cameras of its class on the market.” in their review of this digital camera. Arturo mentioned “Terrific images, useful big zoom, some silly effects that can be turned off, thoroughly recommended for your pocket, handbag, expensive”.

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Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One person who bought the product said that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Russell G. Pottinger mentioned on Amazon “Problem 2 Connectivity”.


Support

Good Support

Three owners wrote that the Nikon S6400 had good technical guidance. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Buying Guide Best Nikon cameras For £199.99/AU$290/US$249.95 the Nikon Coolpix S6400 is around the top of its price bracket for this type of camera.”. Manuela wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The only limit is the manual that does not specify all the feature, probably for me that I need clearer explanation” and rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Design

Good Product Quality

Fifteen owners considered that the Nikon S6400 was good quality. Five years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S6400 packs a fast rate of high-speed shooting and decent image quality into a compact camera” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Miss V R Bell said “The picture quality was decent”. Four years ago Nicola said “Picture quality really good” in her review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

Eight customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Five years ago Quincey said in their review of this digital camera “Chose the Nikon Coolpix S6400 for Christmas because of its impressive spec, its handy pocket size” however despite that they gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. In the same month -Efox- wrote in their review of this digital camera “A smart little compact, with extremely simplfied controls so it's really easy to use”. Book Fan mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Do love to have good camera handy for all those family moments, so this one is just the job”.

Robust

Two people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. Welsh Annie mentioned on Amazon “It feels and looks really sturdy” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. -Efox- said “Strong and sturdy and very light” in their Nikon S6400 review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Five years ago -Efox- said on Amazon “Nikon are a trusted camera brand and the build quality seems good, mostly plastic” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Nice Design

Six people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon S6400 was good looking. Welsh Annie mentioned “Making changes to pictures is pretty intuitive” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Welsh Annie also wrote “I didn't recharge once during a fortnight's holiday (100+ pictures) and thought that was pretty impressive -” in their review. Ashtree mentioned on Amazon also five years ago “It went into semi-retirement because, like many people, I now have a smart-phone with a pretty decent camera.”.


Good Quality Lens

Twelve customers who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “It also has a decent optical zoom range, with a responsive touch screen” in their review of this digital camera. Russell G. Pottinger said in his review of this digital camera five years ago “I'm not 100% sure how to review this camera as it takes really good pictures, is small and has a good optical zoom on it.” although he scored this digital camera 60 out of 100. Steve mentioned in his review of this digital camera “A very powerful zoom, clear screen”.

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Tommo wrote on Amazon “Sharp focus, point and click camera at its best” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. -Efox- mentioned on Amazon “There are a series of art filters that can be applied before or after shooting, with some nice effects that don't look too tacky - the soft focus, toy camera”. Five years ago Flickering Ember wrote “Further to this is its own Intelligent auto-focus system, which allows the camera to choose the clearest focus for the subject matter” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Six people concluded that the product was good for video recording. Welsh Annie scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned five years ago “The video is HD quality + crisp even on a large screen” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month -Efox- gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The video is perfect HD quality”. Emma Shawcross wrote “My iPhone did a much better job at the video for sure” in her Nikon S6400 review.

Good Flash

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash. -Efox- said five years ago “The photos are brilliant quality and the auto flash is bright, not exactly professional standard” and scored the Nikon S6400 4 stars out of 5.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-three people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Digit.in said “It takes great photos and shoot decent video” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “It does a decent job of taking photos.” . Russell G. Pottinger said “The pictures it takes right from zoomed out to zoomed in are bright” however despite that he only scored the product 3 stars out of 5.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Suz100 said “This camera is absolutely amazing and in my opinion one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market with a good zoom and decent amount of megapixels too”.

One customer reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “With a 12x optical zoom, 3-inch 460,000-dot touchscreen, 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, Full HD video recording”. One owner concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Flickering Ember said “The clarity is crystal clear”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Sherburninelmet mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The stylus makes it much more responsive on the touch screen” . Ashtree said “It's the least responsive screen on any device I've ever owned” in their review of this digital camera. Flickering Ember said in their Nikon S6400 review on Amazon five years ago “The large size of the touch-screen LCD screen is useful”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people said that the product had good features. Mick C. wrote “Has a bundle of features to help get perfect pictures” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Welsh Annie mentioned “The filters and features are fun to play with.” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Lisa R rated it a maximum of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “It is also more compact than our old camera and packed full of features”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon S6400 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770EXR (£228.00), or the F660EXR (£181.00) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon S9300 (£227.58).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon S6400 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6400 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) (18x and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6400 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera have digital zooms of between 1x and 120x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon S9300 (£227.58) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S6400 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Benq G1 which is cheaper; or the Nikon S9300 (£227.58), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S6400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9300 (£227.58), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228.00).

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 (£219.00).

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon S6400 has a night mode, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S6400 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S6400 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S6400 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Nikon S9300 (£227.58), and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£192.00) which has better reviews; or the Benq G1 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S6400 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S6400 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 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). Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S6400 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9300 (£227.58), and the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228.00) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 (£219.00) is also worth considering.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S6400 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon S6400 has a pre-flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Battery

Only 160 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S6400 is a camera that takes 160 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S6400 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon S6400 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S6400 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon S6400 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S6400 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S6400 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S6400 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Fourteen ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon S6400 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S6400 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Ashtree mentioned in their review of the Nikon S6400 on Amazon “I wasn't terribly impressed by the battery life either”. Dr John a Mitchell wrote “Battery life could be better”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code vna190e1, code vna192e1
Barcodes 00018208929429, 00018208929450, 00018208929498, 00018208929535, 00018208929566, 05711045821066, 08033737552636, 08033737552643, 08033737552650, 08033737552667, 08033737552674

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