Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Designed for Selfies

Nikon Coolpix S6900 The Nikon COOLPIX S6900 Compact Digital Camera was designed with selfie-taking photographers in mind. It features a 16MP 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor to deliver high-resolution photos and HD video. The 3" vari-angle 460k-dot LCD monitor flips over to face the camera front, there's a front shutter release button, Gesture Control, there's even a kickstand built-in, the Coolpix S6900 makes it simple to capture self portraits. The NIKKOR 12x optical zoom lens delivers a 4.5 thru 54mm focal length, encompassing wide thru telephoto perspectives. The Dynamic 24x Fine Zoom delivers an even increased zooming range, effectively making the zoom double. The S6900 can capture HD 1080p full video along with stereo audio using the built-in microphone.

No matter what you're photographing, selfie or no selfie, the built-in NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities join with Nikon the snapbridge making it simple to quickly upload your photos to a kindred smart device, then share, text or email them.


16MP Image Sensor
The 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor provides quality imagery and full HD video with low-noise stills and movies up to ISO 6400.

12x Zoom NIKKOR ED Lens
The S6900 has a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR ED VR zoom lens with a focal length range of 4.5-54mm, giving a 35mm equivalent of 25-300mm, which covers wide-angle to telephoto shots with a maximum aperture range of f/3.3-6.3. It features ED lens elements for improving sharpness, color, and image quality, as well as Vibration Reduction to reduce the appearance of camera shake.

Selfie-Ready Camera
The S6900's vari-angle LCD flips all the way around to face you; a built-in kickstand keeps the camera in an ideal selfie position. When you're ready to take a shot, you can use the convenient front shutter button or you can just wave your hand using Nikon's Gesture Control feature.

Target Finding AF
With the COOLPIX S6900, Target Finding AF instantly and accurately determines your intended subject and focuses on it, not on just whatever is closest to the camera. Catch the shot you want on the first try. No more out of focus shots or the frustration of trying to get the camera to focus on the right thing.

Wi-Fi and NFC with snapbridge
Nikon snapbridge describes the experience of quickly and easily sending photos wirelessly from your Wi-Fi & NFC enabled COOLPIX S6900 to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your great photos on the go, even in remote locations, or use a smartphone or tablet to control your camera.

19 Scene Modes
With 19 Scene Modes, including Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and more, it's easy to match the moment to a Scene Mode. You can even get creative and use Scene Modes to alter ordinary shots. Or, select Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose the best mode for your situation. You can also create collages of four or nine images in one. ✓

Body type Ultracompact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Image ratio w:h 4:3  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 125-6400  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25300 mm  
Optical zoom 12  
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F6.3  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)  
Macro focus range 2 cm (0.79)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type RGBW TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 2.80 m (at Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Continuous drive 9.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes with NFC  
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description EN-EL19 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 180  
Weight (inc. batteries) 181 g (0.40 lb / 6.38 oz)  
Dimensions 99 x 58 x 28 mm (3.9 x 2.28 x 1.1)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None


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Nikon Coolpix S6900 Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5