|Nikon S6 - Compact & Fast camera
Does this result in less interesting digital photography? On the contrary, I would say! For a certain large group of photographers, this approach will only increase the actual appeal of digital photography, and photographers will be able to focus all their attention on the capturing of their favourite moments. The camera's compact size encourages you to carry it with you at all times. Activating the Nikon Coolpix S6 is done very rapidly; it takes less than a second for the camera to be ready for use. The LCD monitor, which is an impressive 3 inch (7.62 cm) in size, offers a clear and well-arranged display of the pictograms, which are located in each corner of the monitor.
Nikon Coolpix S6 - Menu & Multi controller
The Nikon S6 camera features a minimum amount of buttons. Consequently, the user will have to set more things through the menu, which has been properly arranged, and can be swiftly navigated via the new multi controller. Apart from the ability to be rotated 360 degrees, this button also holds a pressure point in all directions, which results in a dual operation. The fact that the camera offers an extensive selection of languages is a particularly handy asset; in fact, the Nikon Coolpix S6 features an impressive twenty languages. Those who require a little extra information may opt to activate the Help function via the small zoom button on top of the camera; after which additional details related to the particular function will become available.
Nikon Coolpix S6 camera - LCD monitor
The optical viewfinder has had to succumb to the 3 inch monitor. After all, the large size display is an excellent replacement for the often too small optical viewfinder. Granted, in bright sunlight a viewfinder will on many occasions cause less hindrance, but in spite of this small advantage, the optical viewfinder seems to have met its downfall on the digital compact camera. Such is, in fact, also the case with the Nikon Coolpix S6. It should be said we appreciate the fact that manufacturers like Nikon clearly support the monitor, and we are pleased to see the rise of the 3 inch format, which is, slowly yet surely, venturing into the market.
|Nikon S6 camera - 3x optical zoom range
The Nikon Coolpix S6 is equipped with an internal lens that features a 3x optical zoom range and ED quality. The brightness of f/3.0 - f/5.4 can be called average, and with a 35 - 105 mm range (equivalent of a 35 mm camera), the Nikon S6 isn't particularly conspicuous as far as zoom range is concerned. Zooming in on a subject can be done with reasonably small steps; from 35 - 105 mm in six steps. Those who wish to capture close-up images in addition to portraits will be pleased to see the option to explore the macro world from 4cm distance. The standard setting for focussing is 30cm. The AF assistance illuminator can be activated through the camera's menu, and serves to enable correct focussing in dim-lit conditions.
Nikon Coolpix S6 - Subject modes
Upon activating the Nikon Coolpix S6, the user is able to capture an image directly. The commonly used mode dial has now been integrated into the menu. Pushing the M button displays a virtual mode dial on the 3 inch monitor, allowing the user to select functions such as SCENE, programmes such as sport, evening and action shots, video clips and the wireless function. The variety of available so-called subject modes, 11 in total, enables you to achieve a suitable setting for practically every imaginable situation. In addition, Nikon have integrated exceptionally handy grid lines, from which the user can simply take his pick. These grid lines offer the user a certain amount of options to create a technically correct composition in a particularly simple and straightforward way.
Nikon S6 - Entry-level operation
May things be clear: the Nikon Coolpix S6 camera is there for those that know how to appreciate ease and convenience, as well as design. The manual can be quickly returned to the box; the entry-level operation and the built-in HELP function ensure the Nikon Coolpix S6 is an extraordinarily user-friendly camera.