cameras

Nikon Coolpix S6200 Digital Camera Review

$199.99

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

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