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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Digital Camera

$254.73
$225.75 $28.98 cheaper than 34 days ago
Compact Camera 16MP 12x CMOS Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Three industry awards
Good body shape
Good flash
22 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both thought that concluded that they would recommend this Nikon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site concluded that this camera was good. Planet-sansfil.com gave this digital camera a "4 Star" award.

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User Reviews Are Average

Based on 17 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is 76 out of 100. 4 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this digital camera is 69%.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix S6900 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S6900 is more than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Coolpix S6900 is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most newly released medium megapixel digital cameras have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 640 x 480.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 22. The Coolpix S6900 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 3.3) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S6900 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S6900 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (20x), the Nikon S7000 ($129.98) (20x), or the Canon SX60 HS (65x) which is also higher rated.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S6900 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other recently released similar spec cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix S6900 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S6900 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the X-T1 ($799.00), or the X-T10 ($599.00) both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Leica Leica TL ($1,695.00) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix S6900 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S6900 has a pre-flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a pre-flash.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Ten customers concluded that the product was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is billed as the ultimate compact selfie camera”. Three years ago Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “The Nikon S6900 is a decent compact for holidays, parties” in their review of this digital camera although they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens”.

One person who purchased the product wrote that it was a good body shape. Bhphotovideo.com rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Nice Body Color”.

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Very Light

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year have weights of between 100g and 610g, and the average weight is 290g. With a weight of only 181 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Coolpix S6900 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other latest cameras also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix S6900 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S6900 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S6900 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M, and the Olympus E-M10 Mark II ($549.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Coolpix S6900 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for the last year do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S6900 supports video capability, as do most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 which has better reviews.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Two years ago King George said in his review of this digital camera “The problem is that its got a million clever features, for example party mode, cats in the garden mode, selfie mode etc etc.”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix S6900 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Design

Easy to Use

Five people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Easy To Use” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 “The articulating, touch sensitive screen makes it fun to use at times” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Digitalversus.com mentioned “With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand” however despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Mizzy409 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I love kayaking and swimming”.

Good Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good Image Quality” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Camera Guy mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This is Nikon so good quality” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. David A. Nash wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The battery has a good life.”.


Support

Good Support

One person reckoned that the product had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com mentioned “A tilting screen and a built-in stand to help you take perfect self-portraits or group shots” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Flash

One owner who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. David A. Nash rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The flash is very bright giving great lighting at longer distances than my DSLR”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The 16 megapixel Nikon S6900 features a vari-angle LCD screen, two shutter-release buttons” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Camera Guy mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Response time to shoot is great and the screen can be moved around quite a bit helping with more unorthodox shots”. Mizzy409 said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The touch screen is both good and bad” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Autofocus

Six owners who purchased it thought it had a good zoom. Three years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S6900 “A 12x (25-300mm) zoom lens and a swivel screen.” but in spite of that they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Two years ago Mizzy409 mentioned “Have always loved the zoom on them” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago David A. Nash mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The zoom is also great with 12x optical”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A built-in kickstand for stabilization”.

One owner said in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Fastaccurate auto-focus” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good in Low Light

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Built-in Wi-Fi lets you quickly share your images”. Ephotozine.com also said “Photos have bright colours which will look good when shared on social media websites like Facebook” in their review. Mizzy409 wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Also really easy to accidentally take pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good in Low Light”.

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S6900 concluded that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago Prof Tbun said “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”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. Two years ago Og Oggilby said on Amazon “I was impressed with its clarity and simplicity of use, especially for a potential technophobe like me” in their review of this digital camera.

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Other

Released Nine Months Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6900opk, nikon s6300r
Barcodes 00018208264735, 00018208264742, 00018208879847, 00018208879854, 00018208941773, 00018208941810, 00841434116499, 00845251091465, 00845251091472, 00845251091502, 04960759144157, 05415247043850

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