Nikon Coolpix S6500 in the Test

The handy Nikon Coolpix S6500 is a compact camera for all situations thanks to its 12 x zoom. In the test we look at picture quality, ease of use and processing of the 2013 appeared Nikon Coolpix model.

Nikon Coolpix S6500 in the Test

The approximately 26 mm deep enclosure of the 16-Megapixel Nikon Coolpix S6500 camera has it all: it has a 12 x zoom with a focal length between 25 and 300 mm (based on small picture). The light intensity of 3.1 in the wide-angle position to 6.5 at the long focal lengths is not outstanding, but usable.

Beginners will appreciate the automatic function and especially the large zoom range of the Nikon Coolpix S6500. This covers all common situations of photo covers and makes the digital camera to the handy all-rounder. Experienced photographers are likely to Miss manual controls for the Nikon Coolpix S6500 – unless the camera has an Aperture correction to offer no regulator.

Instead, the author has the choice between 19 scene modesfrom portrait to landscape, snow night shots, and from sports to close-up cover as well as all standard situations and are complemented by a dozen special effects and filters such as blur or sepia filter. Any photographer can decide individually whether it is shenanigans or useful tools.

Sociable camera

As phone calls, the Wi-Fi module is useful for all, communication via SMS, email or social networks is also of course the Nikon Coolpix S6500. The image in the viewfinder of the camera on his mobile device examine who may be from the iTunes app store or Google play store that plays free app ‘wireless mobile utility”on Smartphone or tablet, which transfer camera remotely add happen and the photos on the mobile communication device. Of course can you consider also stored photos with your mobile phone and the Nikon Coolpix S6500 with the remote control switch and turn off. The only prerequisite for the success of these transactions is a fully charged battery.

As unusually well to operate compared with other digital cameras we felt the panorama function of Nikon Coolpix S6500: the photographer needs to swing the camera while he holds the trigger have moved only slowly. Once again take your finger from the button, the digital camera is recorded data to a panoramic photo. Particularly practical: The sweep panorama can record both in horizontal and vertical direction.

Extras with entertainment value

The integrated pet and smart portrait features of Nikon Coolpix S6500 have great entertainment value. The former shoots a picture automatically, when the beloved four-legged friends in the picture walk, the latter help to trigger at the right moment: when the (human) model smiles, but not if it has closed her eyes.

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Should the result of such computer based shooting still always do not satisfy, you can help with the Glamour retouching : In the playback mode of the compact camera can be made (almost) a top model a normal human, by the recorded portrait improves the complexion with soft focus or cheek redness, enlarged eyes, know the teeth or just correct the shape of the head.

The image quality the 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor this 16-Megapixel digital camera is appropriate for an entry-level camera. At small focal lengths and ISO 125, the Nikon Coolpix S6500 delivers full resolution photos (1559 LP/BRA), visible subsides that however with increasing focal length (954 PP / bra in the telephoto position). Even with increasing sensitivity, the resolution values sink noticeably (ISO 400: 1313 LP/BRA, ISO 800: 1261 LP/BRA). The unsightly streaksare seen on surfaces, which should be actually even are far more disturbing. You come probably from the noise that so strongly affects the image, the listed errors are visible in tele and at high sensitivities.

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Review conclusion

The Nikon Coolpix S6500 with 12 x zoom, 3-inch wide TFT-LCD monitor, 16 mega pixels and built-in Wi-Fi module for the entry-level price is tempting. Who accesses, gets a stylish digital camera with simple operation and acceptable image quality – unless he leaves the sensitivity at ISO 125 and not irritate the very long focal lengths, because here, the irregularities by the camera’s internal noise reduction artifacts clearly visible and disturbing molt.