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Nikon Coolpix S6900
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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS Dec 2015
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27 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this compact camera digital camera was good. Planet-sansfil.com gave this camera a "4 Star" award.

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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 17 owner reviews the average owner rating of this compact camera digital camera is 76 out of 100.

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. David A. Nash wrote on Amazon “Great compact camera for a professional finish” in his Nikon Coolpix S6900 review. F. Oconnor wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fantastic camera by well known maker Nikonsmall and compact with 16mp screen” . Last year Og Oggilby scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Compact Camera is a new-to-the-market variant on the compact camera theme.”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Nikon Coolpix S6900 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. David A. Nash wrote two years ago “The setup was super easy with the touch screen” in his Nikon Coolpix S6900 review and rated the product as excellent. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 on PhotographyBlog.com also two years ago “The 16 megapixel Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons”.

Good Brand

We checked 19,074 owner and expert reviews for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Good Quality Lens

Three Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom. David A. Nash said in his review two years ago “The zoom is also great with 12x optical”. One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner said that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote last year “A built-in kickstand for stabilization”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6900 had a good lens. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “A 12x (25-300mm) zoom lens and a swivel screen.” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix S6900 owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Two years ago Prof Tbun said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Pros====Wide angle - 12x zoom is a great range.16 Megapixel sensor allows for plenty of detail in perfect conditionsEasier to use than many other compacts”. Also two years ago expert review site Techradar.com said in their Nikon Coolpix S6900 review “The articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times” but in spite of that they only rated this digital camera 3 stars. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix S6900 owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said “Photos have bright colours which will look good when shared on social media websites like Facebook” in their Nikon Coolpix S6900 review.

One customer who bought it thought it had a good image sensor.

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures. Og Oggilby wrote on Amazon in October last year “I was impressed with its clarity and simplicity of use, especially for a potential technophobe like me”.

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Good Battery Life

Two Nikon Coolpix S6900 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 mentioned that it had a good battery life. David A. Nash rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “The battery has a good life.” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Connectivity

Several customers said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Built-in Wi-Fi lets you quickly share your images” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Good Flash

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good flash. David A. Nash mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 on Amazon “The flash is very bright giving great lighting at longer distances than my DSLR”.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6900 reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S6900 review “A tilting screen and a built-in stand to help you take perfect self-portraits or group shots”.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer wrote that it had good features. King George wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S6900 review on Amazon last year “The problem is that its got a million clever features, for example party mode, cats in the garden mode, selfie mode etc etc.”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix S6900 supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6900 do not support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S6900 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900 which do not have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot S120 is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S6900 supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon IXUS 285 HS which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot S120 which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other new digital cameras, the Coolpix S6900 supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper camera such as the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00), or the IXUS 285 HS both from Canon or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Canon PowerShot S120.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras, the Coolpix S6900 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot S120 which has better reviews; or the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00), or the IXUS 285 HS both from Canon which is cheaper.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many latest similar spec cameras.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a fairly high JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the recently released digital cameras the JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S6900 is more than most cameras that have been around for the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most newly released digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456 and 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704. Across all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

At 6,400, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900. The maximum ISO speeds of latest comparable spec digital cameras range from 800 to 26,000.

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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 frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Coolpix S6900 has one of the bigger internal memory (30 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the latest compact camera digital cameras the internal memory range from 8MB to 66MB.

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Auto Focus

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

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus this camera has an average expert rating of 69 out of 100.

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Poor Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was not good quality.

Not Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6900 was not well made. Prof Tbun rated the product 3 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Sadly though Nikon have built too many less useful extras into this camera, which add to its complexity”.

Does Not Have a GPS

Most new cameras do not have a GPS. The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00), or the IXUS 285 HS both from Canon which is also cheaper.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other latest cameras, the Coolpix S6900 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6900 are not 3D compatible. The Coolpix S6900 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Recently released compact camera digital cameras have megapixel counts of between 8MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. The Coolpix S6900 has a quite low megapixel count (only 16 megapixels) compared to most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Nikon S7000 ($279.99) (16.76MP and higher rated); or the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00) (20MP and cheaper), or the IXUS 285 HS (20.2MP and cheaper) both from Canon.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix S6900 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Only 190 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix S6900 is a camera that takes 190 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 has one of the biggest minimum ISO speed amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900 range from 80 to 160.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6900

Released Twelve Months Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S6900 twelve months ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot S120 which has better reviews; or the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00), and the IXUS 285 HS both from Canon which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including the PowerShot S120, or the PowerShot S120 both from Canon which has better reviews; or the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00), the IXUS 285 HS, or the PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00) all from Canon which is cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon S7000 ($279.99) (20x and higher rated) or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00) (42x and cheaper).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot S120 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 181 grams, the Coolpix S6900 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot S120 (217g) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot S120, and the Nikon S7000 ($279.99) which has better reviews; or the Canon IXUS 285 HS which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS ($175.00) (CCD and cheaper).

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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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Packaging Content
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Expert Reviews

(11)
9 February 2015

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact and affordable digital camera designed for the Selfie age. There is a 3.0-inch Vari-angle touchscreen display for framing, a built-in kickstand for... Read more…

16 December 2014

With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand and front-facing shutter button, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a fun camera for taking selfies. And it's much faster than its...

5 December 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is quite rare in that it features a front shutter release button, a vari-angle tilting 3inch touch-screen and a built-in stand. Photos have bright colours which will look...

Ephotozine

7 November 2014

The Nikon S6900 is a decent compact for holidays, parties and so on, and the articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times. It's just a shame image quality couldn't be a bit...

6 November 2014

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is billed as the ultimate compact selfie camera. The 16 megapixel Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons and a built-in camera stand,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Tiger
Tiger would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

Small, cozy and user friendly...

Reviewed 17 December 2015 by Ra
Ra would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

The 6900 is very good. good resolution and sharper image...

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Camera Guy
Camera Guy would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this the other day for my daughter as she's graduating to middle school and has done an another excellent year. This camera is reasonably priced and great for the young people. It easily... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good in Low Light
Great Zoom
Lag Shutter Delay
Reviewed 16 June 2015 by Mizzy409
Mizzy409 would recommend the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (Verified Purchase)

The touch screen is both good and bad. Makes it really easy to take some awkward shots but also really easy to accidentally take pictures. Have always loved the zoom on them. Just wish they could... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Tania Jackson
(Verified Purchase)

Just the job for my art work assignments.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6900, nikon 26473, nikon s6300, nikon s6900p, nikon s6900b, nikon 26473b, nikon s6300r, nikon s6900w, nikon s6900wh, nikon s6900pk, nikon s6900bk, nikon e4nkcps6900, nikon e4nkcps6900k, nikon crtnkcps6900, nikon crtnkcps6900k, nikon crtnkcps6900kr, nikon crtnkcps6900krb
Barcodes 00018208105014, 00018208264735, 00018208264742, 00018208879847, 00018208941810, 00841434112125, 00841434116499, 00841434121554, 00845251091472, 00845251091502, 04960759144157, 04960759144171, 04960759144195

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