CNET First Look
Nikon Coolpix S6200The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x zoom camera should check it out.
Hey, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET and this is a look at the Nikon Coolpix S6200. Now the big feature of the S6200 is its ultra wide angle lens and it's 10x zoom that's stuffed into a very tiny body. Everything else about it is pretty standard for its price. Shooting modes are all automatic and you get a bunch of scene modes and some creative shooting options as well and at some you can apply after you shoot. Controls are basic and easy to learn and you get a one touch button for recording movie clips, and the zoom does work while shooting. Now, as for photo quality, it's 16 megapixel resolution means little. The photos are generally soft and noisy when viewed at full size and those things are only increased when you have less light. Like a lot of sub $200 point-and-shoot, it's best used with plenty of light. The camera shooting performances somewhat slowed too, that's partly because the camera seems (autofocusely?) challenged. Basically, if you need a simple pocket camera with a wide long lens for casual snapshots of still subjects in good lighting, this is an option. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Nikon Coolpix S6200.