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Nikon Coolpix S6600
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Nikon Coolpix S6600 Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS Aug 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Capture Your Own Unique Perspective With The 16-megapixel COOLPIX S6600. High Performance Is Made Simple In A Slimline Body, With Vari-angle LCD Screen And Built-in Wi-Fi For Easy Sharing Via Your... More
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Review Nikon COOLPIX S6600

34 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at PhotographyBlog.com endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and tech.uk.msn.com the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this compact camera digital camera rated it as 77%.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed 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”. Two years ago Mrs. Anne Millar gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Is still easy to use” in her review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “Gesture-control function, which make original, fun and practical additions to a pocket point-and-shoot camera that's otherwise simple” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix S6600 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Photographyblog.com said in their review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “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” and scored the Nikon Coolpix S6600 4 stars. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “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” in their review.

One person who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6600 said that it was a good body shape. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S6600's curvy body looks good”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people thought it was able to produce good images. Clumbermom scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6600 on Amazon “It takes super snaps, my friend who is a great photographer had a go with it”. Three years ago expert review site Tech.uk.msn.com said in their Nikon Coolpix S6600 review “As fun as your mobile and better at photography”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people agreed that the product had a good screen. Ian Robert Mckay mentioned on Amazon “The reversible screen is really cool”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S6600 review “The Nikon Coolpix S6600 stands out for its swivel screen and gesture-control function, which make original, fun”.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 reviewer thought it was good quality.

Good Quality Lens

One customer reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S6600 reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life. Clumbermom mentioned on Amazon “Also a separate battery charger would be helpful as the battery only has a short life” in their Nikon Coolpix S6600 review.

Nice Design

One person who bought the product wrote that it was good looking.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features. Dave H mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S6600 review “Has some 'different' features - like gesture control etc” .

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Mrs. V. Howson wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S6600 review “The disc was broken and it was put into the German language” however they scored the product 20 out of 100.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S6600 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), or the Canon IXUS 275 HS which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S6600 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), and the Coolpix S3700 ($94.77) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S6600 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6600.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 S3700 ($94.77), and the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6600.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6600 the JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. The Coolpix S6600 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6600.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S6600 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S6600 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 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 compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6600.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S6600 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S6600 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 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 resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6600. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S6600 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6600. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6600 have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 13,000. The Coolpix S6600 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (6,400) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Short

With a height of only 57.1 millimeters, the Coolpix S6600 is fairly short compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6600. The heights of comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago range from 34mm to 96mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Coolpix S6600 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix L340 ($29.95), or the Canon IXUS 275 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S6600 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S6600 also do not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S6600 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S6600 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600 are also not waterproof.

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Only 150 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 is a digital camera that takes 150 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S6600 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The Coolpix S6600 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of view of cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6600 range from 97% to 100%, and the average field of view is 100%. At only 97 percent, the Coolpix S6600 has a very narrow field of view compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6600.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix S6600 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 60s.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of this age and type have minimum ISO speed of between 80 and 130. With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Coolpix S6600 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6600

Released Over a Year Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S6600 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6600.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Coolpix S3700 ($94.77) (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) (20.2MP and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170 (20MP and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S6600 has a relatively standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99) (20x), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) (28x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6600.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170, or the Nikon Coolpix S3700 ($94.77).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 165 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S6600 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6600.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Coolpix S6600 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S6600.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S7000 ($139.99) (3"), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) (3") both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S6600 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 ($139.99), or the Canon IXUS 275 HS.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S3700 ($94.77) (CCD), or the Coolpix L340 ($29.95) (CCD) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
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
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Software CD

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Expert Reviews

(6)
29 October 2013

Not a camera for enthusiasts but as fun as your mobile and better at photography...

22 October 2013

The Nikon Coolpix S6600 stands out for its swivel screen and gesture-control function, which make original, fun and practical additions to a pocket point-and-shoot camera that's otherwise simple...

22 October 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

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 and FullHD video. As part of the Style... Read more…

22 September 2013

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.Those who are into selfies will like this... Read more…

15 October 2013

Le S6600 se démarque par son écran orientable et sa commande gestuelle, uniques, ludiques et bien pratiques pour qui cherche un petit compact convivial et facile à manier. Mais c'est un peu une...

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User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Mrs. Anne Millar
(Verified Purchase)

I already have a nikon coolpix. This one offers more features but is still easy to use. I have recommended it to others who have gone onto buy it...

Reviewed 19 January 2014 by David Loftus
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent all round value for money. Highly recommend this camera for typical Nikon quality, ease of use and fantastic results...

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Ian Robert McKay
(Verified Purchase)

The reversible screen is really cool. Great little camera...

Reviewed 28 November 2015 by Iwona Penkala
(Verified Purchase)

Great value...

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Ian Robert McKay
(Verified Purchase)

The reversible screen is really cool. Great little camera.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ncs371
Barcodes 00018208936915, 00018208936953, 00018208936984, 00018208937004, 00018208997282, 08033737552933, 08033737552940

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