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Nikon S6800 Digital Camera

£189.46
Compact Camera 16MP 12x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good quality pictures
Poor battery life
17 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Mrs M Boyce said on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Is heavy on the battery”.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and theverge.com this Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 18 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 86%. 3 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon 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.

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Good Quality Pictures

Five people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago expert website Theverge.com said “Today's smartphones take good enough pictures, easily fit in our pockets” but even so they only rated it 53 out of 100. Mrs M Boyce mentioned on expert website Amazon “Takes very good pictures” in her review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Peter Raynham scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Great pocket tourist camera, take it every where I go, only reason its not 5 star is I still haven't learned to get good photos at small venue gigs.”.

Good Quality Lens

Two customers reckoned that the product had a good zoom. Three years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said in their Nikon S6800 review “This extremely easy-to-use camera sports a huge 12x optical zoom lens, large 3.0-inch LCD screen, 1080p HD video capture”. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, fast continuous shooting”.

Good Video Capture

Two people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording.


Design

Nice Design

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Techygran wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Nice looking camera, easy to use”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ephotozine.com scored the Nikon S6800 70 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S6800 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera”. S H Nesbit wrote on expert review site Amazon “Sufficient features HD Filming no problem” in their review of this digital camera. Techygran mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Good quality pictures and a good range of features, price a little on the high side for what you get” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only rated this digital camera 3 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Nothingwired.com said “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S6800 was announced in January 2014 and is a Wi-Fi enabled compact camera which also features a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Photographyblog.com said three years ago “If you're in the market for a sleek, stylish and high-performing compact camera, then Nikon's S-series – aka ‘Style' – may be a good place to start” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Two customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was heavy and bulky.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 145 grams, the Nikon S6800 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Nikon released the S6800.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon S6800 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the FinePix F770EXR (£228), or the F660EXR (£181) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon S9300 (£229.18) which all of have better reviews.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon S6800 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£229.99), and the Nikon P600 (£204.99) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm S9200 (£218.79) is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon S6800 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon S9300 (£229.18), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) which both of have better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 (£219) (6.7x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6800 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon L820 (£143.99) (30x and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£144) (42x and higher rated).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S6800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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 Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£229.99), the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181), or the Nikon P600 (£204.99).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S6800 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£229.99), the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181), or the Nikon P600 (£204.99) which all of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S6800 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592 and 3456 x 3456. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the FinePix F770EXR (£228), and the F660EXR (£181) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon S9300 (£229.18) are also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon P600 (£204.99) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£144) (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon S6800 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon S6800 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S6800 features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon S6800 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon S6800 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S6800 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Nikon S6800 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a wrist strap included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon S6800 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S6800 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S6800 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S6800 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S6800 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S6800 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon S6800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S6800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon S6800 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Battery

Only 170 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S6800 is a camera that takes 170 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 1.83 hours, the Nikon S6800 has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The shortest battery recharge time of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 1.8h and the longest is 3.8h.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208938155, 00018208938193, 00018208938230, 00018208938261, 00018208988464, 00018208988471, 02003032889009, 05054230929469, 05054230929476, 08033737553800, 08033737553824, 08033737553831

Nikon S6800 Review Sources

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