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Nikon Coolpix S6700
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Nikon Coolpix S6700 Digital Camera

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20.1MP 10x CCD Jan 2014
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and stuff.tv the average expert rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Adrian Dawson mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review on Amazon two years ago “Shooting across a valley I had a good picture of buildings the other side which was amazing considering the distance”. C. Springate said “This results in it being impossible to take a sequence of photos quickly” in their review however despite that they only scored it 20 out of 100. M. Vant mentioned “Brilliant! Just the right size and great pics from”.

Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Yvonnew wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's nice and compact” . Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “Is a compact camera with 10x optical zoom”. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said two years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is a small digital compact camera aimed at the budget conscious” in their review of this digital camera.

A few customers who bought the product agreed that it was a good size. Adrian Dawson mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6700 on Amazon “Very good size camera”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix S6700 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6700 was good quality. Adrian Dawson wrote “The picture quality is very good, I have just returned from a trip” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6700 and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Jonnyevsky wrote in their review of this digital camera “Compact and a quality item” . Marc said in his review of this digital camera “The zoom is very good and the picture quality is clear and clean”.

Easy to Use

Four Nikon Coolpix S6700 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Neil Brown wrote in his review “Very good service, product very easy to use” . In October last year Scotty mentioned on Amazon “Good little camera very easy to use” in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review.

One customer who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6700 thought it was easy to use the menus. Miss Anna F West said “It has a range of settings none of which I was interested in, I wanted to be able to manually set my ISO & white balance etc” .

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon Coolpix S6700 reviewers wrote that it had a good zoom. Marc wrote “Great zoom camera for your pocket” in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “It features a 10x optical zoom for getting in on the action” in their Nikon Coolpix S6700 review.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6700 considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Nice Design

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6700 concluded that it was good looking. Miss Anna F West said on Amazon “It's a nice looking model, light, good size for my pocket”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life. C. Springate mentioned “Although the quality of the images are good and battery life adequate - using the camera is a pain” but despite that they scored the Nikon Coolpix S6700 20 out of 100.

Robust

One person considered that it was reliable. C. Springate said in their review on Amazon “I wanted an equally reliable "point & shoot”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras of this spec and age is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a very high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S6700.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 20.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (20.2MP), or the DSC-HX400V[pl_2297093_price] (20.4MP) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price].

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

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

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 3648 x 2736 and 5120 x 2880 and 3864 x 3864.

This camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Across similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix S6700 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S6700 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Nikon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6700. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this camera.

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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 similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S6700 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 common video resolution supported by cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon camera also 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). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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13 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this Nikon digital camera rated this camera 68 out of 100 on average.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S6700 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6700 which support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S6700 do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix S6700 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S6700 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix S6700 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6700 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6700 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The smallest digital zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

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[plb_1186_price], and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this Nikon digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 320x240@25fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280×720@30fps, 320×240@30fps and 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps.

A 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6700.

Amongst comparable types of camera the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@30fps.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S6700 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix S6700 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6700. The average maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6700 is 13s.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6700.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6700 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. The Coolpix S6700 has one of the larger minimum apertures (3.5) amongst cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6700

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S6700 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Coolpix S6700 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], and the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6700 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (21x) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 137 grams, the Coolpix S6700 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 137g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
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
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(4)

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is a small digital compact camera aimed at the budget conscious. It features a 10x optical zoom for getting in on the action, a 20 megapixel CCD sensor for capturing as... Read more…

Small
Light
Big optical zoom
Cheap
Can be a bit slow
7 March 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 isn't the most feature packed camera available, but it does offer a decent amount of zoom, with optical image stabilisation for a reasonable price. Images produced are of...

19 February 2014

It's hard for a budget camera to justify itself in the face of increasingly powerful phone cameras, but the little US$250 Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a good stab at it with an impressively big optical... Read more…

11 February 2014

This is about as compact as cameras get in 2014. From front to back it's around the thickness of two iPhones and a lot smaller in the X/Y dimensions. That increases its chances of being taken out... Read more…

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 4 July 2015 by Marc
(Verified Purchase)

What a fantastic camera. The zoom is very good and the picture quality is clear and clean. I use it for taking pictures of buildings and it is fast and stable. I highly recommend this camera.

Reviewed 26 May 2015 by Scotty
(Verified Purchase)

Good little camera very easy to use.

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by K576 Music
(Verified Purchase)

Looks good, but so far as I am concerned a complete waste of money. The reason is that I cannot follow the instructions to get the camera to work, and I cannot even get the accompanying CD to... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Koshk
(Verified Purchase)

Generally happy with the camera but it is slow to respond. Would not recommend.

(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my husband's special birthday last year. He had selected this from many others and is very pleased with it. It's nice and compact, and easy to use.

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