Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

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

TODO alt text

The Nikon Coolpix S6300 is a good option for casual users looking for a versatile camera that can be slipped into a pocket.

Images are bright and colourful, and the 10x optical zoom is very flexible for shooting far away subjects.

There's nothing hugely wrong with this camera, though neither is it particularly groundbreaking. That back illuminated 16 million pixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor does a reasonable job of capturing detail without pushing and boundaries.

We liked

The 10x optical zoom in a camera of this small size is great, making this a good option for holidays and nights out.

We disliked

The digital filter effects could be a little bit more creative, but as it is they're a bit of a letdown.

Final verdict

Pushing aside a few minor niggles, mainly to do with options such as the panorama mode, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is a solid performing compact camera that will please consumers. Images are generally well exposed, have natural colours straight from the camera and there's little sign of noise.


News Reporter

Amy (Twitter, Google+, blog) is a freelance journalist and photographer. She worked full-time as the News Reporter / Technical Writer (cameras) across Future Publishing's photography brands and TechRadar between 2009 and 2014 having become obsessed with photography at an early age. Since graduating from Cardiff Journalism School, she's also won awards for her blogging skills and photographic prowess, and once snatched exhibition space from a Magnum photographer.