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Nikon Coolpix S6500 review

Stylish compact with Wi-Fi connectivity

Our Verdict

For

  • 12x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Easy to use
  • Tracking AF
  • 1080p video

Against

  • Exposures a little bright
  • Few manual exposure controls
  • Images lack fine detail
  • Wi-Fi can't be used when battery is low

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S6500, 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 Coolpix S6500 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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Nikon Coolpix S6500 review

Full ISO 125 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Nikon Coolpix S6500 review

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

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ISO 200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S6500 review

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

Nikon Coolpix S6500 review

ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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

Nikon Coolpix S6500 review

ISO 3200, score: 14 (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
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourWhite
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesMotion Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, 3D Shooting, Blink Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)153 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity25 MB
Minimum Focus Distance80 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate120 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL19
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height58.3 mm
Width95.4 mm
Depth26.3 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 54 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV, AAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Pre-flash
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS6500
Product NameCoolpix S6500 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA274E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Share your experiences wherever you go with the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S6500 with built-in Wi-Fi. Upload your shots in seconds, via any smart device*, and share them with your friends and family.

It's easy to capture unforgettable moments with this remarkably slimline camera, which manages to pack in a NIKKOR 12x optical zoom lens. From wide-angle group shots to close-ups of someone special, the backlit CMOS image sensor delivers brilliant detail and clarity-even in low light. And you can switch to filming Full HD movies at the press of a button.

Lens-shift (VR) vibration reduction counters the effects of camera shake in real time, so all your photos and movies stay clear and sharp.

The COOLPIX S6500 - Zoom in and share with slimline elegance.

Available exclusively at Currys & PC World

Battery Life150 Shot/25 Minute Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S6500 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with battery case)
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-70P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone