Nikon Coolpix S6100 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16 megapixels
  • CCD sensor
  • 7x optical zoom
  • 28mm wide-angle
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch touch LCD, 460k pixels
  • 720p HD video
  • HDMI output
  • Captures to SD/SDHC media cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-03-20
  • Final Grade: 79 C+

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Nikon Coolpix S6100
An older point-and-shoot from Nikon
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 6/19/2014

The Nikon S6100 is a mid-range point-and-shoot, best for casual shooters who want the added versatility of a little extra zoom. It's a 7x zoomer with a large, crisp 3-inch touch LCD and 720p video capability -- all nice specs. At a bloated 16 megapixels, we're a bit worried about graininess in images, but compared to other mid-zooming point-and-shoots, it's par for the course, and the most aesthetically pleasing among its competitors.

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