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Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera

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16MP 10x CCD Aug 2011
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Good Size

Six Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewers who bought it considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “It packs a 10x optical zoom lens into a very compact body, certainly small” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Great specs really help the Nikon Coolpix S6200 compact superzoom to stand out from the crowd”. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 “The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features” although they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Four years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned “The S6200 seems surprisingly slim for a superzoom compact, at just 15 mm thick” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they rated it 2 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 owner who purchased it thought it was thick. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 on expert website Digital Versus “A block of black plastic no less than 9 mm thick is effectively stuck onto the back of the camera” nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 “The Coolpix S6200 produces decent images with its 16 megapixel sensor”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “One way is with “fun” extras like picture effects and face recognition”.

Easy to Use

Two customers considered that it was easy to use. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar five years ago “The Coolpix S8100 - that aims to combine ease of use with compact, stylish designs” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “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 who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to setup. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “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”.

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Nice Design

A number of people agreed that it was good looking. Five years ago expert website Firstpost.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review “The COOLPIX S6200 is a good looking camera and splashes in an array of colors to choose from” nonetheless they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Good Support

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6200 had good technical guidance. Five years ago expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review “It’s always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats”.

Good Product Quality

Two Nikon Coolpix S6200 owners who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer considered that the product had a good zoom. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review “More zoom is usually a good thing”.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. Five years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The S6200 also offers a 2.7 inch screen, 720p Full HD movies, lens-shift vibration reduction” in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6200 had a good screen.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S6200 reviewer reckoned that the product was well made.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S6200 review “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”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S6200 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar spec and age 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 considering one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W570[plb_2128686_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6200, the Coolpix S6200 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], and the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], and the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S6200 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6200. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a quite big internal memory (74 megabytes) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S6200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions 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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6200 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 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 digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

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

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S6200 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S6200 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S6200, the Coolpix S6200 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Coolpix S6200 is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S6200 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6200 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6200.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S6200 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6200 the field of views range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 has one of the narrower field of views amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6200 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87. At only 5.8, the Coolpix S6200 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Five ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix S6200 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S6200 is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6200.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6200.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price] (16.1MP), the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price], or the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon or the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (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 pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 10x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price].

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the S6400[pl_1794412_price] (12x), or the Coolpix S6900[pl_2513006_price] (12x) both from Nikon or the Rollei Powerflex 850[plb_2811791_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 has a relatively average weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6200.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Coolpix S6200 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6200.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price], the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price], or the Canon A810[plb_408150_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8"), the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), or the Nikon Coolpix S1200[plb_1146831_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Cable Type
Camera Shutter Speed

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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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