Nikon Coolpix S6 Review
Review Date: July 5th 2006
(out of 5 stars)
The "S" in Nikon Coolpix S6 stands for "Style", and this camera certainly delivers on that promise. The Nikon S6 is one of the most distinctive point and shoot compact cameras on the market today, with an overall style that is subtle yet pleasing. The large 3 inch LCD screen is a joy to use, and the rotary wheel on the back of the camera echoes the Apple iPod. Pictmotion movies are a nice addition for sharing your images in a dynamic slide-show format, complete with your own songs, and the new Nikon menu system is very easy to view and use. As a camera that is good to look at, the Nikon Coolpix S6 fits the bill, but does it take good photos? Thankfully yes - on the whole pictures from this camera are well-exposed, relatively noise-free up to ISO 200, with little purple-fringing. The only flies in the ointment are blurred corners at the 35mm wide-angle focal length and poor night shots. Obviously, as the S6 is strictly a point and shoot camera, it offers very little in the way of creative controls, but it's perfectly suited to it's target audience, and even produces good photos too! If you're looking for a stylish, intuitive compact camera with the option of wireless connectivity, then make sure to take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S6.
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