Summary Nikon S6200

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Score Snapsort rank
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Specifications Key specs
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Screen size
Help 2.7"
Help f/3.2
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Nikon Coolpix S6200Nikon Coolpix S6200


Nikon has replaced the Coolpix S6200 with the S6300.

Nikon Coolpix S6300
Nikon Coolpix S6300 announced February 2012
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster

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The Nikon S6200 vs other recent compacts

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
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The Nikon S6200 vs other recent travel zooms

Size Really small Help
Compact (93×58×26 mm)
Weight Very light Help
160 g
Thickness Thin Help


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The Nikon S6200 vs other recent compacts

Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.2 fps
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Sensor type Sensor type Help
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The Nikon S6200 vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Battery life Very short battery life Help
250 shots
Announced Old Help
August 2011
Longest exposure Very short exposures Help
4 seconds


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Nikon Coolpix S6200
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JoshF (0:49 AM, June 11, 2012)
How Long Does It Take Th S6200 To Fully Charge From Dead?
Gabby_ledy (3:11 PM, November 26, 2011)
Terrible camera...just like the other review I had high hopes with this camera and am now super disapointed. The image is really grainy and no matter what ISO you try it still looks very very bad. I played with it for a while last night and could not get it to take a single shot that was good or at least better than my 4 year old very basic samsung digital camera. It glares in every kind of lighting I tested and the videos....oh the videos....I have my doubts it is really HD! They almost looked like they had a grainy/old style video filter added purposely to it! I bought this camera because we have a baby on the way and I thought it would be nice to have some good solid pictures and HD videos but I am returning it today for sure. Stay away from this camera...dont be fulled by the brand and good price it carries!
Cactusmonkey76 (1:20 PM, September 16, 2011)
We just bought this camera yesterday after reading all the hype about it for the past 3 weeks. We waited for this particular camera to be released since it sounded awesome. Well, I'm returning it today. First thing you'll notice is the images on the screen are really grainy. Indoor shots weren't coming out very nice either. I took four shots back to back, and only one came out nice. Images come out blurred, grainy, and sometimes washed out. Not every picture was bad, but it took multiple shots to get one right. We futzed around with the settings, and not much helped. Macros is also pretty awful. I couldn't get any decent close ups without the image coming out blurred. For a point and shoot, this camera takes too much messing around with. There's alot of wildlife where we live, and that's part of the reason we want a GOOD camera. I'm pretty sure that mama bear isn't going to hold still while I take multiple shots hoping for one good picture.
This isn't an entirely horrible camera, but there's better one's out there that cost less. The s8100 and s9100 are the previous models, and seem to work much better. It's unfortunate, because I really thought this camera would be "the one", but I'm not going to spend over $200 for a camera I only kinda like. Maybe other people will have better luck with theirs, but this was my experience. I would highly suggest testing this camera before buying it. Also, make sure you buy it from somewhere that will make it easy if you decide to return it. No point in waiting 3 days for it to show up from an online seller, and then you have to ship it back. Boo.