Nikon Coolpix S6500 Review; Specifications

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Nikon Coolpix S6500 Photo Quality

Buying a camera can be tedious as there is an incredible range of cameras in the market all offering similar kind of specifications. Priced at well under $200, it is available in colors like black, blue, red, white, orange and silver.

However, Nikon Coolpix S6500 is different from the rest of the ones available in the genre. This camera consists of 16 million pixel back illuminated CMOS sensor which enable the camera to take an image even in the low light. Hence, this camera is the most suitable for taking pictures of dim light areas or images in the night.

Here is a look at the specification so that you as a user, you are able to make an informed decision.


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Coolpix S6500 is built of plastic which has a very stylish look to it. The size of the camera is so sleek and compact that it can fit into the pocket of your trousers. However, the buttons on the camera are easy to operate and the user does not feel that spacing of the buttons is an issue with the camera.

The working of the camera is just like any other conventional digital camera and therefore is easy for any user having an experience of handling such camera before.

Basic features

S6500 offers a cool 12x optical zoom along with Tracking AF and 1080p video feature. The camera contains many image types according to which you can set the settings. The camera consists of all regular features that are a part of any camera and its features.

Users who are familiar with the usage of digital cameras will experience the working with this camera very easy going

Wi-Fi connectivity

Nikon Coolpix S6500 is also a smart camera. In other words, the camera can be compared to any smart phone in the market in terms of camera and connectivity. This means that you can now transfer videos or images to another device or computer using Wi-Fi connection.

However, if the battery of this camera is low then Wi-Fi connection does not work at all as there is a threat of complete drain of the battery of the phone. Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application needs to be downloaded from the Apple or Google store into your smart device. Then after the installation has been complete, you can use the device with the camera in order to transfer images.

Camera features

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You cannot manually set the tone of the image therefore you can set the automatic mode or any one of the preset 19 modes of scene. You can also click a picture and then set the setting according to a scene selected via the automatic scene selector.

Thus, the clicked photograph will be changed according to the settings. Selfies can be clicked too as the camera supports a self timer for either 2 seconds or 10 seconds.

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Taking a picture in the Matrix metering mode will result in pictures looking a little washed out as there is too much light. However, taking the images when the brightness of the images has been reduced by -0.7EV will enable you to take images where in the contrast is good and the pictures do not look awash.

The colors in such images look saturated and thus give a better result in terms of appearance.

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The video feature is also quite good as the recording is captured at a Full HD 1080p resolution at 30fps. The recording is of good quality especially if there is little movement in the video. However, when you take a video of the surrounding being in a moving car or vehicle then the video may not match up to the normal standards. The sounds tend to get recorded in the stereo sounds and are thus quite good.

This camera has a feature of noise cancellation as well. The video recording of the camera is not at all good when you take long distance shots as the video images appear to be blurry without shard and well defined edges. In short, the video appears to be “out-of-focus”.

Lens settings

Nikon Coolpix S6500 camera also sports different AF Area setting. You can set the modes to AF centers, Face Priority, AF Area and even target finding apart from being able to do manually, select the AF mode and fine tune it.

The best feature is however the AF Tracking mode wherein the lens tends to focus on the main focus of the image or the subject. No matter how and why the camera moves, it does not lose track or focus of the subject.

Saving images

The camera takes a good two seconds of time in order to save the images while its resolution is up to a maximum, before the camera can be used again. However, the setting can be changed as well and 2fps rate is available to take pictures at a faster rate.

When the mode of taking images is set to Continuous High shooting mode then the camera is able to take 7 continuous images with a speed of 10fps and it takes close to 6 seconds before you can use the camera again.


The verdict is that Nikon Coolpix S6500 is the best choice as a camera to buy for those who are professional photographers or even indulge in photography as a hobby. This is because it does not give you high definition images.

However, for the people who want to capture memories and pleasant occasions of their lives can opt for this camera. Nikon Coolpix S6500 is an excellent buy minus the exposure metering of the camera.

For all those people who love photography and want this medium to capture great moments of their lives should buy this camera as it possesses many incredible features.

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