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Nikon S6600 Digital Camera

£184.99
Compact Camera 16MP 12x Aug 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
19 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at review sites PhotographyBlog.com concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 70% based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, tech.uk.msn.com and Les Numeriques.com.

Good User Reviews

This digital camera has an average user rating of 82% based on 15 user reviews.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Design

Easy to Use

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. David Loftus said “Highly recommend this camera for typical Nikon quality, ease of use and fantastic results” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Mrs. Anne Millar mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Is still easy to use”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Two years ago Iwona Penkala wrote “Great value”. David Loftus mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Excellent all round value for money”.


Good Quality Pictures

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Tech.uk.msn.com said “As fun as your mobile and better at photography” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Clumbermom scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “It takes super snaps, my friend who is a great photographer had a go with it and her photos were absolutely super”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “The Nikon Coolpix S6600 stands out for its swivel screen and gesture-control function, which make original, fun” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Ian Robert Mckay mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “The reversible screen is really cool” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a back-illuminated 16 megapixel digital compact camera which also boasts an articulated screen, wi-fi capability, 12x optical zoom”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg said in their review of the Nikon S6600 four years ago “The S6600 is the first Coolpix S-series digital compact camera that is equipped with a vari-angle monitor, so you can take photos from high or low angles”.

Average Weight

The Nikon S6600 has a relatively standard weight (165 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 165g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the EX-ZR400, and the EX-ZR300 both from Casio are also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since August 2013.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon S6600 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the 200, and the WB350F both from Samsung or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6600 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the L120, or the 310 both from Nikon which and both of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung WB250 (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6600 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon SX150 IS, or the Nikon S6400 (£219) which both of have better reviews.

If this Nikon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) (18x) which is also higher rated.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Nikon S6600 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the GE E1450W, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which both of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the OM-D E-M10 (£349) (3" and higher rated), or the PEN E-PL7 (£429) (3" and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon S6600 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago have field of views of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At only 97 percent, the Nikon S6600 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S6600 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S6600 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S6600 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Battery

Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S6600 is a camera that takes 150 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Nikon S6600 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon S6600 supports live view, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S6600 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon S6600 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon S6600 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S6600 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S6600 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S6600 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S6600 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S6600 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S6600 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon S6600 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S6600 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. Cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s) range 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 typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm HS30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the OM-D E-M10 (£349) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the OM-D E-M10 (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208936915, 00018208936953, 00018208936984, 00018208937004, 00018208997282, 08033737552933, 08033737552940

Nikon S6600 Review Sources

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