Nikon's new S6 ultra-compact camera is a gadget lover's dream, with a fantastically large 3 inch LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. You'll need that big LCD to take advantage of Nikon's PictMotion features, which allow you to make in-camera slideshows complete your own custom music soundtrack. The S6 rivals Sony's similar N1 slideshow model, outdoing it with 3x optical zoom and the cutting edge Wi-Fi features. With the wireless support, your photos can be transferred to your computer instantly, as they are taken, and can be immediately printed when combined with an optional PD-10 wireless printer adapter. The S6 is chock full of goodies that will satisfy die-hard gadget fans and surely draw the attention of casual users looking for a leg up.
Nikon has long been one of the top manufacturers in the industry, and their products are still solid options today. The camera giant is continuously releasing new products with enhancements in image quality and performance.
It's hard to go wrong with a Nikon DSLR. With a different model available for every skill level from beginner to professional, Nikon's DSLR's have always been top notch. Their latest DSLRs have seen improved noise reduction, enhanced video quality and upgraded designs over cameras from just a few years ago.
Nikon made an interesting move in the realm of mirrorless cameras—instead of pushing for bigger sensors, Nikon instead has focused on speed. The Nikon 1 line cameras use a 1” sensor, which is larger than your average point-and-shoot but smaller than the Micro Four Thirds options. While the 1 line doesn't have much resolution, their cameras boast speeds upwards of 15 fps—no other mirrorless line currently comes close to that level of speed.
Nikon's compacts aren't as much of a sure thing as their DSLRs—some of their smaller cameras are quite impressive, while others are beaten out by competitors. We liked their higher end consumer point-and-shoots like the COOLPIX S6500, but be careful with their budget compacts. They offer quite a range of compact cameras, just be sure to read the reviews on the individual camera first.
Nikon offers a full range of cameras from tiny budget models to professional DSLRs. More often than not, if you go with a Nikon, you're getting a solid camera.
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