Nikon Coolpix S6800 Review

Review posted 04/03/2014

Quick Take
  • iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations
  • Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
  • Great image quality at the lower ISO settings
  • VR optical image stabilization is very helpful when shooting on the move or using the full telephoto end
  • Nice, Bright 3.0-inch LCD
  • Creative filters
  • WiFi is easy to use and gives control to a smartphone or tablet
  • Average shooting performance
  • Competitively priced
  • Excessive noise in high ISO images
  • Movies collect high audio noise
  • No manual controls
  • Poor battery life
Bottom Line
The Nikon CoolPix S6800 is an ultra-compact and incredibly easy to use digicam. Built for anyone looking to just point-n-shoot, the camera goes anywhere and is always ready to shoot both stills and video. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Nikon's new Coolpix S6800 was one of five new Coolpix models launched at CES 2014. While it may not have the zoom reach of the $80-more-expensive L830, the S6800 boasts many of the same great features. These include a 16-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS image sensor (great for shooting in low light scenarios), Full 1080p HD Video Recording, a 3.0-inch LCD display, and 18 Scene Modes to easily adjust the S6800 for different shooting conditions.

What makes the S6800 a bargain is that, in addition to a 12x optical zoom (digitally extendable to 24x), it includes Target Finding AF (autofocus), Advance Glamour Retouch in-camera editing features, 4 all new functions, and built-in Wi-Fi. With Wi-Fi and the free Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app running on a compatible smartphone or tablet device, it's easy to share your photos instantly.

Nikon Coolpix S6800 Features:
  • 16MP backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensor
  • 12x optical zoom
    • 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • Full 1080p HD Video Recording
  • 3.0-inch LCD Display
  • 18 Scene Modes
  • Target Finding AF (autofocus)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    • Needs a compatible smart device with the free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app
  • Advanced Glamour Retouch
  • 4 New Functions
    • Glare Reduction
    • Lipstick
    • Mascara
    • Eye Shadow

With a $219.95 MSRP, the Nikon Coolpix S6800 is available in black, white, and red. Click the Lowest Price button at the top right of this page to see the most current online pricing.

What's in the box?:
  • S6800 camera
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Strap
  • USB Cable
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty

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