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Nikon Coolpix S6

£234 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Nikon

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Coolpix S6 is a good-looking product – and a price tag of just £234 for a pocket-size, 6Mp, Wi-Fi-equipped camera is even more attractive.

This review appears in the December 06 issue of PC Advisor, available now in all good newsagents.

The Coolpix S6 is a good-looking product – and a price tag of just £234 for a pocket-size, 6Mp (megapixel), Wi-Fi-equipped camera is even more attractive.

The roomy LCD offers razor-sharp resolution and near-180-degree viewing angles, although it could be brighter. Equally notable is the S6’s slick and innovative settings-selection dial, which doubles as a four-way thumb pad.

The built-in 802.11b/g allows you to make wireless transfers between the camera and your computer – you could take pictures all night at a party without having to worry about filling up your media card (as long as you're within Wi-Fi range of your PC). In practice, connecting wasn't as easy as it should have been, although anyone who manages a home network should be okay.

The S6 has a modest collection of exposure controls, plus 15 scene modes. The only real design glitch is the tiny zoom switch, placed right next to the shutter release button. Photos looked fairly sharp, and colour fidelity was above average.

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Nikon Coolpix S6 reviews verified by Reevoo

Nikon Coolpix S6 Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
6Mp compact digital camera (maximum resolution 2,816x2,112)
3x zoom lens
F3.0-5.4 aperture
ISO 50-400
shutter 2-1/500 sec
3in LCD viewfinder
max video 640x480/30fps
lithium-ion battery with charger
SD slot
20MB internal memory
IEEE 802.11b/g
101x21x60mm
140g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Stylish and equipped with Wi-Fi features, the S6 is a very decent camera. The display and selector dial are nice additions, although more contrast and saturation controls would have been welcome.

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