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Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

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

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Lots of detail can be captured by the Nikon Coolpix S6300's 16 million-pixel sensor, while the 10x optical zoom offers lots of flexibility.

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Macro focusing is promised from around 10cm, but we found many occasions where the camera was able to lock onto much closer subjects.

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Colours captured by the Nikon Coolpix S6300 are bright and vibrant without being over the top. This was also shot in mixed lighting conditions, with the camera's metering doing a good job of providing a decent exposure.

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Macro focusing enables you to create images with a pleasing depth of field effect. Since this is quite a basic model, you don't have the opportunity to adjust the aperture.

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Here you can see a panoramic image mode. If you look at the full size image, you'll see there's quite a dramatic drop in quality, and there are places where the image hasn't been stitched together correctly.

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Here we can see the full extent of the Nikon Coolpix S6300's zoom range. Starting at 25mm (equivalent), the lens can zoom in 10x, to 250mm (equivalent). Activating the digital zoom results in a loss of quality, but it does provide a whopping 1000mm equivalent focal length.

Filters

The Nikon S6300 provides a small number of filters to experiment with. These are applied to the image as it is taken, and as such cannot be removed.

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Soft

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Nostalgic Sepia

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High-Contrast Monochrome

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High Key

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Low Key

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Selective Color (green)

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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.