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Nikon S6300 Digital Camera

$289.00
Compact Camera 16MP 10x CMOS Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Difficult to use
Some noise issues even at low ISO, usability could be improved, no manual mode
21 Reviews + 2 Awards
reviewed.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this Nikon digital camera. This camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award and it received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 69 out of 100.


Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon S6300 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon S6300 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Nikon S6300 has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.1 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Digital cameras of this spec and age have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.5m.

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Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38. The Nikon S6300 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.8) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6300 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 26 ($1,849) is also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung 150F (5x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon S6300 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 10x optical zoom cameras and we think the Samsung 200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Samsung WB50F ($183.99) (12x).

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Power

Battery Life is Fairly Short

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Three years ago About.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon S6300 “Macro mode, slow recharging of the flash unit”. About.com also mentioned “Battery life is fairly short” in their review.


Support

Some Noise Issues Even At Low ISO, Usability Could Be Improved, No Manual Mode

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. About.com said “Some noise issues even at low ISO, usability could be improved, no manual mode”.


Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S6300 is more than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon S6300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S6300 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S6300 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S6300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S6300 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S6300 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S6300 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner who bought it concluded that it had good features. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com rated the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Nikon S6300 “Nice features”.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon S6300 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon S6300 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8"), or the X-E1 ($249) (2.9") both from Fujifilm or the Canon G1 X (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon S6300 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S6300 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon 140.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S6300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon S6300 has a night mode. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have a night mode.

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Features Face Detection

The Nikon S6300 features face detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S6300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S6300 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Nikon S6300 does not have a video out.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S6300 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60, or the Pentax K-01 ($511.92).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S6300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S6300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Audio

You Will Find Images to Be Noisy from ISO 200 Upwards

Two owners said in their reviews that the Nikon S6300 was noisy. About.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “You will find images to be noisy from ISO 200 upwards”.

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S6300 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S6300 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that the Nikon S6300 was noisy. About.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “You will find images to be noisy from ISO 200 upwards”.


Comes With a 2.7 Inch LCD Screen

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. About.com mentioned three years ago “Comes with a 2.7 inch LCD screen”. Photographyblog.com scored it 6 stars and said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The S6300 also offers a 2.7 inch screen, 1080p Full HD movies, lens-shift vibration reduction” in their review of the Nikon S6300.

Good Flash

One owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good flash. About.com wrote “A built-in flash unit that's oddly placed” in their review of the Nikon S6300.

1080p HD Video Recording

Four owners said that this digital camera was good for video recording. About.com wrote in their Nikon S6300 review three years ago “Equipped with advanced movie functions” but despite that they scored the product 1 stars. About.com also wrote “1080p HD video recording” in their review. About.com also wrote “Graba video en Full HD y toma fotografas en 3D” in their review.

10x Optical Zoom

Six owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good zoom. About.com said “10x optical zoom” although they only scored it 18.2 out of 100. About.com also said “Obiettivo con zoom ottivo NIKKOR 10x” in their review. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “It's below cameras like the S9300 and S6400, which offer longer zoom ranges, better screens, or added gadgets like in-camera”.

You Can Enjoy Highspeed Continuous Shooting

Five people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good picture resolution. About.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “You can enjoy highspeed continuous shooting”. About.com also mentioned “You can enjoy 3D shooting mode with these cameras” in their review. Five years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk said “It has 16 megapixels and a 10x zoom lens”.

Three customers who purchased it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Images are bright and colourful” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 6 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “It's geared for the happy snappers who want something easy and cheerful to take pictures with”. Five years ago Techradar.com mentioned in their Nikon S6300 review on expert review site Techradar “Images are generally well exposed, have natural colours straight from the cam”.

One person wrote that this digital camera had a good image sensor. About.com mentioned “Cuenta con un sensor CMOS de 16 megapixeles el cul te permite tomar fotografas con poca iluminacin”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Tiny and Lightweight, Good Zoom Range for an Ultra-Compact, Decent Selection of Scene Modes

Two owners said in their reviews that the Nikon S6300 was lightweight. About.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix 6300 is a small, lightweight pocket camera with a ultrawideangle 10x zoom lens that's easy to pick up” in their review of this digital camera. About.com also said “Tiny and lightweight, good zoom range for an ultra-compact, decent selection of scene modes” in their review.

Two customers who bought this digital camera thought it was thin. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Steve's Digicams “Nikon recently announced nine new Coolpix cameras, four of which are members of their super slim S-series”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Introduced in February alongside the Nikon Coolpix S9300, as part of a duo of slim superzoom compact cameras” and scored this digital camera 6 stars.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S6300 was announced in February 2011, as part of Nikon's Style range of compact cameras”.

One customer who reviewed it said that it was a good body shape.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 160 grams, the Nikon S6300 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Design

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good looking.

Robust

Two owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it was well made. Pocket-Lint.com said “A solid all-rounder with an impressive zoom range” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix S6300 is a solid performing compact camera that will please consumers” in their review of this digital camera.

Difficult to Use

Two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was not easy to use. Expert website About.com wrote “A lack of manual control options” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s6300r
Barcodes 00018208263004, 00018208263356, 00018208264742, 00018208925551, 00018208925582, 00018208925629, 00018208925643, 00018208925674, 00018208925704, 00018208925711, 03610170731702, 03610170731719, 03610170780939, 03610170826644, 08033737552490, 08033737552506, 08033737552513, 08033737552520, 08033737552537

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