Nikon Coolpix S6900 Review

November 6, 2014 | Gavin Stoker | |
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Specifications

Effective pixels 16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels)
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS, Total pixels: approx. 16.76 million
Lens NIKKOR lens with12x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5 - 54.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25–300 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
F-number f/3.3 - 6.3
Lens construction 9 elements in 7 groups (1 ED lens element)
Magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens-shift VR (still images), Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still images)
Autofocus contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity. Macro close-up mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position). (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
AF-area mode Face priority, center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5cm (3in.) diagonal. Approx.460k-dot, TFT LCD with antireflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment.
Frame coverage Approx. 98% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 30 MB)
File system DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
Storage file formats Still images: JPEG. Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV. Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16M (High) [4608 x 3456(High)]. 16M [4608 x 3456]. 8M [3264 x 2448]. 4M [2272 x 1704]. 2M [1600 x 1200]. VGA [640 x 480]. 16:9 [4608 x 2592]. 1:1 [3456 x 3456]
ISO sensitivity ISO 125–1600. ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure metering Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter type Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000 – 1 s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2 s
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
Aperture range 2 steps (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [W])
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range (approx.) [W]: 0.5–2.8 m (1 ft 8 in.–9 ft 2 in.) [T]: 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
USB Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB, do not use any USB cable other than the UC-E21 for Micro-USB connector
HDMI output HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM. IEEE 802.11n: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412–2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approx. 10 m (10 yd)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) data rates (actual measured values) IEEE 802.11b: 5 Mbps. IEEE 802.11g: 20 Mbps. IEEE 802.11n: 20 Mbps
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security WPA2
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols Infrastructure
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included) AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 2 h (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life 1 Approx. 190 shots when using EN-EL19
Actual battery life for movie recording 2 Approx. 40 min when using EN-EL19
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 99.4 x 58.0 x 27.9 mm (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.), (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 181g (6.4 oz), (including battery and memory card)
Operating environment - temperature 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Operating environment - humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P (A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase.), USB Cable UC-E21