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Nikon Coolpix S6 Wi-Fi Review

Review Date: July 8, 2006

Nikon Coolpix S6 Wi-Fi
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S6 is a compact all-metal digital camera with a sleek and stylish Wave Design that fits easily into a pocket or a purse. It has 6MP resolution, a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens, an extra large and bright 3.0-in. LCD monitor with a high 230,000 pixels resolution and 170 degree angle of view.

The Nikon S6 accepts the Secure Digital (SD) card and has about 20MB of Internal Memory. New is a One-Touch Portrait Button that automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF; it also automatically activates D-Lighting in Playback to eliminate overly dark pictures.

Also new is Pictmotion that creates in-camera slide shows with music. Included in the box is a rechargeable EN-EL8 battery (that takes up to 200 pictures on a single charge) and Docking Station. A Rotary Multi-Selector Button makes feature selection fast and easy.

Of course, what really distinguishes the Nikon S6 from other compact digital cameras is the built-in WiFi capability for wireless transfer and printing -- no more messy wires.

The Nikon Coolpix S6 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers desiring a compact digital camera with wireless capability -- available in Black or Silver.

Read our Nikon Coolpix S6 review...
Nikon Coolpix S6
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S6  
  Image Sensor 6.0 effective megapixels (2816x2112)
1/2.5-inch type (6.18 million total pixels)
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor ED  
  Focal Length 5.8-17.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 35-105mm)
12 elements in 10 groups
  Maximum Aperture f/3.0(W)-f/5.4(T)
Min aperture: f/8.5(W) ND filter selected
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Focus Range / Macro 30cm (12 in.) to infinity, 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity in Macro Mode  
  AF - Contrast-detect AF with AF-assist illumination
- AF Area: Center or Manual (99 areas)
  LCD monitor 3.0-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle)  
  Storage media Internal memory: approx. 20MB, SD memory card  
  Shooting Modes

Auto, 4 modes with Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), 11 Scene Modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist), Voice Recording, BSS (Best Shot Selector), Exposure BSS, Color Options, Blur Warning, Date Imprint, Self-timer (3, 10 sec.)

  Movie With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps, Pictmotion (320) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available  
  Pictmotion 5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 30 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 3 music files loadable Via Picture Project (Windows only)  
  Shutter Speed 2-1/500 sec.  
  Metering Multi-pattern  
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV, in1/3EV steps  
  Capture modes 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 2.2fps), 3) Multi-shot 16 (approx 2fps, only available at image size 6M), 4) Interval timer shooting  
  Built-in flash Range: 1 ft to 8 ft. 6 in/ 0.3-2.6m (W), 1 ft. to 4 ft. 7 in/0.3-1.4m/. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash cancel, Anytime flash and Slow sync.  
  Interface IEEE 802.11b/g, USB, Audio Video output (via COOL-STATION MV-15)
  Wireless capability IEEE 802.11b/g, wireless range up to 20m (depending on environment)  
  Supported languages German/ English / Spanish / French / Italian / Dutch / Russian /
Swedish / Japanese / Simplified Chinese / TraditionalChinese / Korean / Thai /
Portuguese / Polish / Indonesian / Finnish / Norwegian / Czech selectable in menu display

One EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (supplied), EH-64 AC Adapter (supplied);
approx 200 shots (CIPA standard)

  Included Accessories
No memory card included
EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EH-64 AC Adapter
MV-15 COOLSTATION , PV-11 Dock Insert
UC-E10 USB Cable, EG-E5000 Audio Video Cable
PictureProject CD-ROM
  Optional Accessories MV-15 COOLSTATION (repl), UC-E10 USB Cable (repl), EG-E5000 Audio Video Cable (repl), EH-64 AC Adapter (repl), EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (repl), MH-62 Battery Charger, FJ-CP1 Field jacket  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 100.5 x 60 x 21mm /
3.9 x 2.4 x 0.8 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 140g /
4.9 oz.
(without battery and memory card)
  MSRP US $399.95  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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