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Nikon Coolpix S6 Wi-Fi Review
Date: July 8, 2006
Nikon Coolpix S6 Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
review has been submitted to DIWA
Awards [Total: 67%].
The Nikon Coolpix S6 is compact and stylish
in its metallic silver or black body with chrome
accents and S-curve "Wave Design." It
is one of the few digital cameras that features
built-in Wi-Fi technology for transfer of images
from camera to PC. It is super slim at 21mm (0.8in.)
and easily slips into a jeans pocket.
The Nikon S6 features 6.0MP resolution and users
will love the huge 3-in. LCD monitor with a high
230,000 pixels resolution. The 3x optical high-quality
Zoom-Nikkor ED lens gives a 35mm equivalent of
35-105mm with all lens movement inside the body.
Programmed Auto and 11 easy-to-use Scene Modes
(plus 4 Scene Assist modes) simplify shooting,
with one of the best Panorama scene mode we've
ever used. More advanced photographers will appreciate
exposure compensation, Preset (manual) White Balance
and up to 99 Manual AF areas. Macro mode allows
you to get as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.). Movie mode
is 640x480 pixels 30fps, with sound.
Quick startup is fast at about 1 sec. Shutter
lag is very slight when photographing in bright
conditions, and noticeable as the light level
falls. Pre-focusing is recommended. The top controls
(Power switch, Shutter-release button, and Zoom
control) are on the small side and, if you have
large fingers, a "try before you buy"
approach is well advised.
A host of in-camera image improvement features
include Best Shot Selector, Red-Eye Fix and Face-Priority
Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows wireless transfer
of images from your camera to your Wi-Fi enabled
PC -- either all the images already stored in
your camera or one by one as soon as each is taken.
Cable-free printing directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer (without going through a computer) is
also possible using the optional PD-10 Printer
Included is the COOL-STATION cradle that lets
you recharge the battery in-camera, and offers
USB connectivity and direct connection for TV
If you already have Wi-Fi capability in your
desktop or laptop, and looking for an easy-to-use
point-and-shoot compact and stylish digital camera,
the Nikon Coolpix S6 will appeal to you
with its overall good to very good image quality
and its many practical features.
In Canada, Nikon Canada offers
an exclusive 2-year warranty for all COOLPIX and
the D70s and D50 digital SLR cameras purchased
from a Nikon Canada Authorized Dealer.
See if you fit the Nikon Coolpix S6 User Profile
||Desire a 6MP resolution
digital camera with overall good image
||Want a stylish and elegant
looking digital camera.
||Want wireless transfer
capability to PC and printer.
||Want an easy-to-use point-and-shoot.
||Have no problem with small
buttons; able to hold a small camera
||Want an extra large 3-in.
high resolution LCD monitor..