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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 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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One Industry Award

PhotographyBlog.com endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and stuff.tv this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 77%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix S6700 owners who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Adrian Dawson mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review “Shooting across a valley I had a good picture of buildings the other side which was amazing considering the distance” . C. Springate wrote two years ago “This results in it being impossible to take a sequence of photos quickly”. M. Vant gave the Nikon Coolpix S6700 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant! Just the right size and great pics from”.

Good Size

Seven Nikon Coolpix S6700 owners who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Miss Anna F West wrote on Amazon two years ago “I don't want fancy effects on my shots I want a modern fast compact camera and disappointingly this camera is not it”. Yvonnew wrote on Amazon “It's nice and compact”. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S6700 review “Is a compact camera with 10x optical zoom”.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good size. Adrian Dawson mentioned “Very good size camera” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6700 and scored it 4 stars. Miss Anna F West wrote “It's a nice looking model, light, good size for my pocket”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people agreed that it was good quality. Adrian Dawson said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The picture quality is very good, I have just returned from a trip”. Jonnyevsky wrote in their review on Amazon “Compact and a quality item” and scored the Nikon Coolpix S6700 5 stars. Marc gave this digital camera an excellent review score and he wrote on Amazon “The zoom is very good and the picture quality is clear and clean”.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix S6700 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6700 agreed that it was easy to use. Neil Brown scored it very highly and he wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S6700 review on Amazon “Very good service, product very easy to use”. Scotty he wrote “Good little camera very easy to use”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Miss Anna F West mentioned in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S6700 on Amazon “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

We checked 15,565 user and expert reviews for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Nikon Coolpix S6700 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Last year Marc mentioned on Amazon “Great zoom camera for your pocket” in his review. Expert review site Photographyblog.com scored this digital camera 4 stars and said “It features a 10x optical zoom for getting in on the action”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser.

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Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S6700 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. C. Springate said two years ago “Although the quality of the images are good and battery life adequate - using the camera is a pain” .

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S6700 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. C. Springate wrote on Amazon “I wanted an equally reliable "point & shoot” in their Nikon Coolpix S6700 review but despite that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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 camera and we think the Canon IXUS 170 ($145.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S6700 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 do not have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S6700 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6700.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71, or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS ($189.00) which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Coolpix S6700 has one of the higher megapixels (20.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 is 1.3MP and the highest is 22MP.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 275 HS (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact 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.

If the memory card type of this Nikon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX500 ($348.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS ($173.05) (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S6700 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S6700.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera 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 cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact cameras that were released one year ago 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 cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

Across comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S6700 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon camera 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 cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S6700 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix S6700 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds WAV are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Cameras of this spec and age have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 80 and 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S6700 that we have assessed, the Nikon Coolpix S6700's ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80 is one of the smallest.

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12 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 67 owner reviews this compact camera digital camera has an average owner rating of 66%.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been around for a similar time 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.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS ($189.00), or the Olympus Stylus 1S ($599.95) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S6700 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S6700 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70, or the Samsung MV800 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6700 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix S6700 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ($400.00), the Canon SX710 HS ($255.99), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($428.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix S6700 does not support video capability. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71, or the Samsung MV800 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Coolpix S6700 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Coolpix S6700 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 320×240@30fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 1280x720@30fps resolution at capture speed. This Nikon camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 320x240@25fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280×720@30fps, 320×240@30fps and 640x480@25fps and 640x480@30fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6700 is 1920x1080@120fps and the worst is 320x240@25fps.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S6700 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s. At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix S6700 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S6700.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S6700 is 1 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels. The Coolpix S6700 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6700.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The Nikon Coolpix S6700 is a one number of batteries supported digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6700

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S6700 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix S6700 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S6700.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6700 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Medion Life E44050 (5x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S6700 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6700.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the IXUS 275 HS (12x), or the IXUS 170 ($145.00) (12x) both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S ($599.95) (10.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S6700 has a pretty typical weight (137 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6700.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Stabilizer Location
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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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

(23)
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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