Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

10x optical zoom, Full HD video recording and a 16MP sensor

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As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S6300, 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 125 the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is capable of resolving up to around 18 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

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

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

ISO 125, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

ISO 200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

ISO 400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

ISO 1600, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

ISO 3200, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Live View, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)160 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.4 mm
Width94 mm
Depth27.9 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 45 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS6300
Product NameCoolpix S6300 Digital Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number26302
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The ideal camera for an active family

Soccer games, first days of school, weekend trips to the beach...don't forget the camera! Compact enough to tuck in a pocket or purse and fast enough to be ready in an instant, the COOLPIX S6300 will capture the wide variety of activities your family enjoys. Its powerful 10x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and high-resolution 16.0-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers exceptional photos and Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound in any setting. Catch moments around a dimly lit birthday cake or sun soaked days at the lake in brilliant Nikon quality.