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Nikon Coolpix S6400 review

Stylish touchscreen compact packs in features

Our Verdict

For

  • Easy touchscreen
  • Range of filters
  • Fast
  • High image quality

Against

  • Poor battery
  • Some menu systems too convoluted

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon S6400, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 125 the Nikon S6400 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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ISO 125, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)150 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity78 MB
Minimum Focus Distance100 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 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-EL19
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height58.6 mm
Width95.4 mm
Depth26.7 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 54 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Audio FormatsAAC, WAV
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Pre-flash
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS6400
Product NameCoolpix S6400 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA190E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The slender COOLPIX S6400 adds a stylish touch to every photo and movie you capture.

The 16-megapixel, backlit CMOS sensor combines with the 12x optical zoom to deliver vivid photos and movies in any light. Sophisticated touch screen menus allow intuitive navigation and rapid access to a range of photo effects.

Pop this camera into your pocket when you party with friends, or slip it into your bag when you travel the world. From perfect portraits to superb landscapes, shoot with style wherever you go.

Battery Life160 Shot/25 Minute Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S6400 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Stylus TP-1
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with Battery Case)
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone