Nikon Coolpix S6200
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If you are in the market for an average point-and-shoot camera, you might want to take a closer look at this Nikon Coolpix S6200 which offers good photo quality for its class. With a MSRP of $229.25 this model features a 16-megapixel resolution with a 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor. It has a 2.7-inch LCD display and 10x, f3.2-5.8, 25-250mm lens.
This compact digital camera from Nikon measures 3.7 x 2 x 3.1 inches and it weighs 5.7 ounces. The highest resolution available for photos is 4,608 x 3,456 pixels while video recording can be done at up to 1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps. It sports both optical and digital image stabilization, and it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that has a 250-shots CIPA rated life.
Below ISO400, the colors are quite good but above that sensitivity these have the tendency to appear a little bit washed out and also quite muddy from noise. Combining this with the increased softness means that the camera is not a performer for taking indoor shots where there is low light. As for the auto white balance feature, this is somewhat yellow-green when taking pictures under fluorescent light while under incandescent these are warm. It is advisable that you switch to Auto shooting mode when you are taking pictures under unnatural light.
As far as the video quality is concerned, the Nikon Coolpix S6200 offers just about the same performance as a basic HD pocket video camera which means that it is good enough for nondiscriminating TV viewing and web use. If you pan the camera it will create judder which is something that you’ll find in most compact cameras. The good news is that you have the possibility to zoom when recording and it moves quietly and smoothly.
This digital camera from Nikon offers two Auto modes, one of which is the company’s own Scene Auto Selector which you’ll find under the Scene mode. If you pick this one, it will automatically adjust settings based on six common scene types. It will default to a general-use Auto if the scene does not match any of those types. It also offers the regular Auto mode which essentially is the Program auto mode that you probably have seen on a lot of other cameras. It is able to handle aperture settings and shutter speed, but you also can fiddle with settings like ISO, white balance and also film colors (Cyanotype, Sepia and Vivid).
The battery of the Nikon Coolpix S6200 can be charged in camera through the USB port and it will last for approximately 200 shots along with some short recordings. Charging it from a regular wall adapter will take about three hours.