Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

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

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review
Its 10x optical zoom gives the Nikon Coolpix S6300 a little pulling power

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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.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.