The Good Good image detail; accurate colour reproduction; powerful 10x zoom; low price.
The Bad Mechanical noise on movies; closer macro wouldn't go amiss.
The Bottom Line Great specs really help the Nikon Coolpix S6200 compact superzoom to stand out from the crowd. The fact that they're married to a keen price and great image quality is the icing on the cake.
Nikon Coolpix S6200
Nikon calls its Coolpix S6200 an 'ultra-compact superzoom'. It's crossing into two distinct markets, there, but we reckon the specs justify the description. The S6200 is considerably smaller than its larger brother, the S8200, yet retains the 16-megapixel sensor, and, although the optical zoom doesn't match the S8200's monster 14x, it does stretch to a respectable 10x.
It's available now for around £170.
Sensitivity starts out lower than it does on the S8200, kicking off at ISO 80 and running through to ISO 3,200, with options to prevent it from straying beyond either ISO 400 or ISO 800 if you want to avoid noisy results.
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