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Nikon Coolpix S6200
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Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera

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16MP 10x CCD Oct 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
A High-performance Model With An Effective Pixel Count Of 16.0-million Pixels For Superior Image Quality And Equipped With A 10x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens, All In One Of The Most Compact Bodies In... More
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One Industry Award

This camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this compact camera digital camera was good.

Good Size

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 on expert review site Ephotozine “It packs a 10x optical zoom lens into a very compact body, certainly small”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features”.

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who bought it thought it was thick. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “A block of black plastic no less than 9 mm thick is effectively stuck onto the back of the camera”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “The S6200 seems surprisingly slim for a superzoom compact, at just 15 mm thick”.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,074 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Coolpix S6200 produces decent images with its 16 megapixel sensor” in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review “One way is with “fun” extras like picture effects and face recognition” .

Easy to Use

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Four years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 will be fine for anyone looking for a simple, basic compact that's easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200.

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The ease with which it can be operated will suit those looking for a convenient pocket camera that requires little setting up to take well-exposed, detailed pictur” in their review of this digital camera but they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A number of Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners concluded that it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “The Coolpix S8100 - that aims to combine ease of use with compact, stylish designs”. Five years ago Firstpost.com mentioned “The COOLPIX S6200 is a good looking camera and splashes in an array of colors to choose from”.

Good Support

Some Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “It’s always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats” in their review. Cnet.co.uk wrote five years ago “Great specs really help the Nikon Coolpix S6200 compact superzoom to stand out from the crowd” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave the Nikon Coolpix S6200 a score of 4 stars and wrote five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a solid if slightly unexciting travel-zoom compact camera that offers enough features and image quality to satisfy the point-and-shoot user without breaking the bank”.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said five years ago “More zoom is usually a good thing”. One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who bought this digital camera said that it had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

One person who bought the product wrote that it was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review on PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The S6200 also offers a 2.7 inch screen, 720p Full HD movies, lens-shift vibration reduction”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6200 considered that it had a good screen.

Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it thought it had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the GE J1458W, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Coolpix S6500, and the Coolpix L120 ($299.50) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 145 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S6200 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6200 do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Stylus SH-50, or the Stylus SZ-16 both from Olympus or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Coolpix S6200 supports video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the IXUS 140, and the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200, the Coolpix S6200 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Coolpix S6200 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, and the GE A1455 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6200 is 350MB. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has one of the bigger internal memory (74 megabytes) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix S6200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. 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). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S6200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 93 millimeters, the Coolpix S6200 is quite narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The narrowest digital camera of this type and age is 22mm wide and the widest is 470mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Sixteen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this compact camera digital camera on average 67%.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S6200 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the ST200, the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 are not 3D compatible. The Coolpix S6200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S6200 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung ST200, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6200 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6200 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Coolpix S6200 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6200. The average field of view of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S6200 is 99%.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6200. The audio format "AAC" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6200.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S6200.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6200.

There are a number of alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS, the Olympus SP-620UZ, or the Nikon Coolpix S6150 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Casio EX-ZR300 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6200 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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 L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), and the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6200 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST200, and the Sony DSC-H70 ($140.49) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S6500 (12x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S6400 ($232.88) (12x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 (12x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a fairly standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000 IS, or the PowerShot A810 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S3100.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X100S (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N ($299.00) (2.8"), or the Nikon Coolpix S1200 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 160 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6200.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Connection
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Cable
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Expert Reviews

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3 February 2012

I had to find my long lost feminine side to review this and endured many a ribbing while reviewing it, mind you there were certain parts of London I avoided as a man of mature years with a very... Read more…

10 January 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 will be fine for anyone looking for a simple, basic compact that's easy to use. That said, there are still plenty of better models out there...

23 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x optical zoom camera should check it out...

14 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x zoom camera should check it out...

12 December 2011

Overall, the COOLPIX S6200 is a good looking camera and splashes in an array of colors to choose from. Nikon claims that the Li-ion battery EN-EL12 enables taking 250 shots at a single charge. The...

12 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 sits near the top of the brand's Style range of digital cameras - between the Coolpix S6150 and the Coolpix S8100 - that aims to combine ease of use with compact, stylish... Read more…

12 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features. The ease with which it can be operated will suit those looking for a convenient pocket camera that...

23 November 2011

Budget point-and-shoots can follow a few different paths to shine brighter than the rest of the crowded market. One way is with ?fun? extras like picture effects and face recognition. Another is...

23 November 2011

More zoom is usually a good thing, and it's always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats. The 10x-zooming Nikon Coolpix S6200, on... Read more…

8 November 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a solid if slightly unexciting travel-zoom compact camera that offers enough features and image quality to satisfy the point-and-shoot user without breaking the bank.The...

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