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Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

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

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 with the Nikon S6400, Sony W690 and Panasonic FS45.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

These results show that the Nikon Coolpix S6300's JPEG files have a stronger signal to noise ratio than those from the Nikon S6400, Sony W690 and Panasonic FS45, throughout the sensitivity range. The Sony produces the second best results at ISO 200-400, before tailing off later. The Panasonic is the next best, while the Nikon S6400 is the least impressive.

JPEG dynamic range

Nikon Coolpix S6300 review

In terms of dynamic range, JPEGs from the Nikon Coolpix S6300 are again the strongest. Again, the Sony W690 produces similarly strong results at ISO 200-400, before tailing off. This time the Nikon S6400 is the nest strongest, and the Panasonic FS45 is weakest.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Live View, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)160 g
Minimum Focus Distance100 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL12
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height58.4 mm
Width94 mm
Depth27.9 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 45 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Audio FormatsAAC, WAV
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS6300
Product NameCoolpix S6300 Digital Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number26302
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The ideal camera for an active family

Soccer games, first days of school, weekend trips to the beach...don't forget the camera! Compact enough to tuck in a pocket or purse and fast enough to be ready in an instant, the COOLPIX S6300 will capture the wide variety of activities your family enjoys. Its powerful 10x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and high-resolution 16.0-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers exceptional photos and Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound in any setting. Catch moments around a dimly lit birthday cake or sun soaked days at the lake in brilliant Nikon quality.

Battery Life230 Shot
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker