Nikon Coolpix S6400 review

Stylish touchscreen compact packs in features

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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.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon S6400 review

The signal to noise ratio in JPEG images from the Nikon S6400 is lower than in images from the Nikon S6300 and Panasonic FS45 throughout the entire sensitivity range. It starts off worse than the Sony W690, too, before overtaking it at ISO 800 and above.

JPEG dynamic range

Nikon S6400 review

The Nikon S6400 performs better in terms of dynamic range, this time showing stronger results than thePanasonic FS45 throughout the entire sensitivity range, and beating the Sony W690 from ISO 800 and above. The Nikon S6300 still has a greater dynamic range, however.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
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, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)150 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.6 mm
Width95.4 mm
Depth26.7 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 54 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS6400
Product NameCoolpix S6400 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA190E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The slender COOLPIX S6400 adds a stylish touch to every photo and movie you capture.

The 16-megapixel, backlit CMOS sensor combines with the 12x optical zoom to deliver vivid photos and movies in any light. Sophisticated touch screen menus allow intuitive navigation and rapid access to a range of photo effects.

Pop this camera into your pocket when you party with friends, or slip it into your bag when you travel the world. From perfect portraits to superb landscapes, shoot with style wherever you go.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S6400 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Stylus TP-1
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with Battery Case)
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Limited Warranty1 Year