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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Camera

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16MP 12x CMOS 4x Jan 2015
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27 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this compact camera digital camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

One other expert review site decided that this digital camera was good. Planet-sansfil.com gave this camera a "4 Star" award.

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User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 76% on average.

Good Size

Several people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6900 considered that it was compact. David A. Nash scored the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review “Great compact camera for a professional finish”. F. Oconnor wrote on Amazon last year “Fantastic camera by well known maker Nikonsmall and compact with 16mp screen”. Og Oggilby wrote in their review 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 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S6900 had a good screen. David A. Nash wrote on Amazon “The setup was super easy with the touch screen” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The 16 megapixel Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons” .

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the better rated brands.

Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon Coolpix S6900 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Two years ago David A. Nash wrote “The zoom is also great with 12x optical” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900.

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 thought it had a good lens. Digitalversus.com said in their review on expert review site Digital Versus “A 12x (25-300mm) zoom lens and a swivel screen.” although they rated it 60 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote in December last year “A built-in kickstand for stabilization”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers wrote that it was easy to use. Prof Tbun wrote in their review 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” however they rated the product 60 out of 100. Techradar.com mentioned in their review on Techradar “The articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times” nonetheless they rated it 3 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said two years ago “With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand”.

Good Quality Pictures

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Photos have bright colours which will look good when shared on social media websites like Facebook”.

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6900 thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Og Oggilby wrote “I was impressed with its clarity and simplicity of use, especially for a potential technophobe like me” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix S6900 owner who purchased it thought it had a good image sensor.

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Good Battery Life

Several people who bought the Nikon Coolpix S6900 thought it had a good battery life. David A. Nash wrote on Amazon “The battery has a good life.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com mentioned “Built-in Wi-Fi lets you quickly share your images”.

Good Flash

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good flash. David A. Nash mentioned “The flash is very bright giving great lighting at longer distances than my DSLR”.

Good Support

One person wrote that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote 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 customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S6900 mentioned that it had good features. Last year King George mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 “The problem is that its got a million clever features, for example party mode, cats in the garden mode, selfie mode etc etc.” but he scored the product 2 stars.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 which do not support wi-Fi, the Coolpix S6900 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX300 ($317.99) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 28, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Fujifilm X10.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S6900 do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix 8800, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S6900 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S6900, the Coolpix S6900 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10, or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($597.00) which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Coolpix S6900 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Nikon camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S6900 that we have assessed, the motion JPEG frame rate of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 of 60 frames per second is one of the highest. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900 is 15fps, the highest is 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S6900 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456 and 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S6900 has a quite small maximum aperture number (6.6) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S6900. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera 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 comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus this Nikon 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 the Nikon Coolpix S6900 reckoned that it was not good quality.

Not Robust

One person wrote that this digital camera was not well made. Prof Tbun mentioned on Amazon “Sadly though Nikon have built too many less useful extras into this camera, which add to its complexity” in their review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S6900 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D. The Coolpix S6900 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60, or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix S6900 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT4 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S6900 is more than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S6900 is more than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 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 S6900 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900 is 10 and the biggest is 200. At 125, the Coolpix S6900 has a very big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S6900.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6900

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S6900.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510 ($449.00), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60, and the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S6900 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6900.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6900 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16 ($584.59), and the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is also worth considering.

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 510 HS ($189.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (21x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S6900 has a fairly average weight (181 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S6900.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Nikon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon S9400, and the Canon N100 ($305.88) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon 28 (CCD), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
Tripod Mountable
Brightness Adjustment
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
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

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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 s6300r, nikon s6900w, nikon s6900wh, nikon s6900pk, nikon s6900bk, nikon e4nkcps6900, nikon e4nkcps6900k, nikon crtnkcps6900, nikon crtnkcps6900k, nikon crtnkcps6900kr, nikon crtnkcps6900krb
Barcodes 00018208264735, 00018208264742, 00018208879847, 00018208879854, 00018208941773, 00018208941810, 00841434112125, 00841434116499, 00841434121554, 00845251091472, 00845251091502, 04960759144157, 04960759144171, 04960759144195, 05415247043850

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