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)