Nikon Coolpix S6200 review

A stylish 16MP compact with a 10x zoom lens, 720p video and choice of five colours

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Nikon coolpix s6200

The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is a pleasant little compact camera with a broad range of features. The ease with which it can be operated will suit those looking for a convenient pocket camera that requires little setting up to take well-exposed, detailed pictures.

We liked

The 10x zoom lens covers a very useful range, equivalent to 25-250mm on a 35mm camera. This is wrapped up in a smart, compact shell that feels surprisingly robust and is easy to use.

We disliked

Slow autofocus hampers our overall impression of the camera, as does the lack of a finger grip, which can make it difficult to hold the 10x zoom steady.

Final verdict

There are a few weak points, such as the slow and unreliable autofocus, that bring the overall impression of this stylish little camera down. But with a little patience and care to ensure the Nikon Coolpix S6200 is focusing properly, you'll be rewarded with colourful, detailed, well-exposed shots, much of the time.