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.