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Nikon Coolpix S6200 review

A stylish 16MP compact with a 10x zoom lens, 720p video and choice of five colours

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 showed good results for signal to noise ratio at the lower end of the sensitivity scale. However, at ISO 800 and above this performance drops steeply, making noise an issue.

Dynamic range, while on par with the Samsung WB700, is lower than both the Canon IXUS 220 HS and Nikon Coolpix S8200. However, the results upto ISO 400 still show that it can capture shadow and highlight detail well.

Resolution charts

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S6200, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 100
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 100

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 80
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 80

ISO 80, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 100
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 200
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso

ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 400
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 800
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 1600
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 18 (see full image)

Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 3200
Nikon coolpix s6200 resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Blink Detection
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Weight (Approximate)160 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.7 mm
Width93 mm
Depth25.4 mm
Focal Length4.50 mm to 45 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS6200
Product NameCoolpix S6200 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Programmed AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA862E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The pocket-size, 16 megapixel Coolpix S6200 makes shooting great images easy.

Ideal if you aren't sure what tomorrow will bring but don't want to miss a thing, it packs a Nikkor 10x super-zoom lens that captures anything from candid portraits to crisp shots of the band - all the way from the back of the crowd.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S6200 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap AN-CP19
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year