Nikon® S6200 review, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
The Nikon S6200 is a mid-range point and shoot that was released in mid-2011. This camera is a good choice for people who are looking for a solid all-around camera to carry with them in various situations. In this review we’ll look at some of the good and bad features you can expect with the S6200 if you decide to purchase one.
Nikon S6200 Advantages
The S6200 has some great features going for it. Take a look at some of our favorites below:
- Zoom: The S6200 has 10x zoom, which is quite nice to have when you’re shooting in less than ideal situations. In the best scenario you’ll always be just the right distance away from your subject, but that’s hardly ever the case. With the S6200 you can reach out and get the photos you want without any issues.
- Night landscape mode: The Nikon S6200 has a nifty setting that will help with night shooting. It’s called Night landscape mode and, as the name suggests, it’s meant to make taking photos at night easier. When activated, the camera will determine the best settings for night shots no matter the situation. It can even determine if you’re holding the camera or have it on a tripod so it makes the right choice.
The rest of the S6200 features are common on other point and shoots in this range, but these features really stood out. Read on to find out some of the negative points to this camera.
Nikon S6200 Disadvantages
The Nikon S6200 is lacking in a few areas:
- Video: The S6200 can shoot video in 720p definition, which is pretty decent. However, almost all cameras in this price range are capable of this, and there are even a few that shoot in full 1080p HD. For example, the Canon 100 HS is capable of shooting in 1080p and it doesn’t cost any more than the S6200. If full HD video is important to you then this might not be the camera for you.
- Small screen: The S6200 is also lacking in the screen department. The screen is a 2.7-inch LCD, which is smaller than most screens in this sector. Again, the Canon 100 HS has a larger screen at 3 inches, which is generally the size of the screen size for most cameras in this sector. The smaller screen means it’s going to be harder to take your photos because it acts as the viewfinder. You’ll also find it more difficult to check out the photos you’ve taken on the device itself.
- Macro shooting: The last area where the S6200 is lacking has to do with macro shooting. This essentially refers to how close you can be to your subject while still being in focus. You have to be at least 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) away from your subject with the S6200. This really comes into play if you’re going to use the camera to take photos of smaller objects.
If you’re looking for a solid, middle of the road point and shoot then the S6200 is a good choice. You can also take a look at some other point and shoot models before you make a choice. Overall, we think you’ll be satisfied with the Nikon S6200 if you decide to purchase it.