Nikon Coolpix lineup gets Wi-Fi 12x zoom S6500

January 7, 2013 6:00 PM PST / Updated: January 8, 2013 10:43 AM PST


LAS VEGAS--Nikon kept its point-and-shoot announcement to just one model at CES 2013, the new Coolpix S6500.

And by "new" I mean that it's an already existing model, the S6400, but with Wi-Fi.

The built-in wireless allows you to directly connect to an Android or iOS device and transfer photos and movies to them using Nikon's Wireless Mobile Utility app. The app can also be used to remotely control the camera from more than 30 feet away.

The camera's other features include a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for potentially fast performance and improved low-light photos and a 12x f3.1-6.5 25-300mm lens with optical image stabilization.

Its shooting options seem to be pretty much the same as you'd find on the S6400, though Nikon's added five new beauty retouch options for things like whitening eyes and teeth and reducing dark circles under eyes. Plus, you can now pause movie recordings while you're shooting, so you don't end up with a bunch of short clips or a long one with a lot of stuff you don't want.

The Nikon Coolpix S6500 will be in stores by the end of January for $199.95.

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  • Digital camera type Compact Digital Camera
  • Optical Zoom 12 x
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
  • Sensor Resolution 16.0 Megapixel
  • Image Stabilizer optical
  • Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
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