Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

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

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 with the Nikon S6400, Sony W690 and Panasonic FS45.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

These results show that the Nikon Coolpix S6300's JPEG files have a stronger signal to noise ratio than those from the Nikon S6400, Sony W690 and Panasonic FS45, throughout the sensitivity range. The Sony produces the second best results at ISO 200-400, before tailing off later. The Panasonic is the next best, while the Nikon S6400 is the least impressive.

JPEG dynamic range

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

In terms of dynamic range, JPEGs from the Nikon Coolpix S6300 are again the strongest. Again, the Sony W690 produces similarly strong results at ISO 200-400, before tailing off. This time the Nikon S6400 is the nest strongest, and the Panasonic FS45 is weakest.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
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
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 Address
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.