cameras

Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera Review

Long zoom in a small, affordable package, but with some performance issues.

$199.99
Advertisement

Introduction

More zoom is usually a good thing, and it's always one of the best ways to help a point-and-shoot stand out from the legions of indistinguishable copycats.

The 10x-zooming Nikon Coolpix S6200, on review here, is one of the first double-digit-zooming cameras from a big-name brand to debut at under $200. Predictably, it handles and shoots like a a budget pocket-cam that just happens to have a massive zoom ratio. That's fine for some folks, so read on to see if its long reach can offset its design and image quality shortcomings.

The S6200 is available at an MSRP of $199 (expect street prices to be a bit lower, especially during the holiday season) in red, silver, black, blue, and pink shades.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS Comparison
  12. Samsung PL210 Comparison
  13. Casio Exilim EX-ZR100 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery
Vanity

Nikon Coolpix S6200

Buy now for $129.99 at Amazon

Reviewed.com In Your Inbox

Sign up to get the latest news and reviews via email

Thanks for signing up!

News and Features

Shootout hero

The Mirrorless 4K Showdown: Sony A7S Vs. Panasonic GH4

The Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7S are great, but which shoots better 4K?

Wg 30w hero

Ricoh Unveils the WG30W Point and Shoot

Want WiFi with that? Ricoh's new toughcam comes with wireless photo sharing.

Panasonic lumix gm5 sample hero

Sample Gallery: Panasonic Lumix GM5

Sample gallery taken with the Panasonic Lumix GM5.

Olympus 40 150 hero 350

Sample Gallery: Olympus M.Zuiko 40–150mm Pro Lens

We spent a weekend with Olympus's 40–150mm f/2.8 lens and fell in love.

Hero

Interview: Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki Talks Company's Design Philosophy

We sit down with Sigma's CEO and owner for an exclusive interview at Photokina 2014.

Xt1silverhero

Fujifilm's X-T1 Looks Stunning in Silver

Our favorite X gets an impressive new color.

Genericpentaxhero

Ricoh Confirms Development of Full-Frame Pentax DSLR

Could this be the news Pentaxians have been waiting for?

Olympus 40 150mm hero

Hands-on: The New Olympus 40–150mm f/2.8 Lens

Olympus brings a lightweight zoom with heavyweight results.

Leica lens hero

Leica Complements New Cameras With Lenses, Bags

The Leica T system gets a much-needed booster pack of glass.