Nikon Coolpix S6200 review

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

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Nikon coolpix s6200

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features. The ease with which it can be operated will suit those looking for a convenient pocket camera that requires little setting up to take well-exposed, detailed pictures.

We liked

The 10x zoom lens covers a very useful range, equivalent to 25-250mm on a 35mm camera. This is wrapped up in a smart, compact shell that feels surprisingly robust and is easy to use.

We disliked

Slow autofocus hampers our overall impression of the camera, as does the lack of a finger grip, which can make it difficult to hold the 10x zoom steady.

Final verdict

There are a few weak points, such as the slow and unreliable autofocus, that bring the overall impression of this stylish little camera down. But with a little patience and care to ensure the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is focusing properly, you'll be rewarded with colourful, detailed, well-exposed shots, much of the time.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
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 Address
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