Nikon COOLPIX S6150 review
Review Date : Mon, 30 Jan 2012
Author : Paul Nuttall
The COOLPIX S6150 features an impressive specification at an affordable price, but does it deliver good images? We take a closer look...
|Pros:||Low price tag, good implementation of touch screen technology, good image quality|
|Cons:||Issues with focus accuracy at times, white balance tends to err on the warm side, slightly bulky|
Nikon COOLPIX S6150 review - Features and Design
The specifications of compact cameras towards the more affordable end of the pricing scale continue to improve and impress, and this is true of the Nikon COOLPIX S6150. The compact boasts a range of features which would have previously sat well in a compact more than twice its price. A 16MP CCD sensor features, along with Nikon's EXPEED C2 image processing system. The S6150 is optically eye-catching as well, with a NIKKOR lens offering a 7x optical zoom covering a focal range of 28-196mm - the lens is also supported with 4x anti-blur technology which includes lens shift vibration reduction, high ISO capabilities, motion detection and best shot selection. The rear of the camera houses a 3in touch control LCD screen which boasts a 460k-dot resolution and through which most of the camera controls are accessed. Other features worthy of note are the model's 720p HD video capture, scene selector auto mode and subject tracking AF.
The design and build quality of the S6150 betray its low price tag. An attractive body features a matt finish and overall weighty feel of reassuring quality. The rear of the camera, as is often the case with touchscreen cameras, features few buttons - those that are present offer access to movie capture, image play back and scene mode selection. Despite the quality finish and attractive design, the S6150 is slightly bulkier than other compacts in the price range, but it is by no means bulky.