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Nikon Coolpix S6500 Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 12x Zoom (Silver)

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  • 16.0 MP CMOS sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for photo sharing
  • 12x optical zoom with NIKKOR lens
  • Optical VR image stabilization minimizes camera shake
  • Up to 7 shots per second
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Product Description

Color: Silver | Style: New

Product Description

The COOLPIX S6500 has an excellent 12x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor and built-in Wi-Fi. It can transfer images wirelessly to any compatible smart device or Wi-Fi-enabled device without an additional accessory. Wireless LAN capability gives you the freedom to transfer photos and movies taken with the camera to other smart devices with Wi-Fi, such as smartphones and tablets. Now, you can easily share high-quality photos via email, social networking, or photo album sites as soon as they're taken.

The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on a compatible smart device before it can be used with a Nikon COOLPIX camera having built-in Wi-Fi. The application can be downloaded free of charge on Google Play on your Android device running Android 2.3 or later (smartphone) or Android 3.0 or later (tablet). For the iOS mobile platform, the application can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes online store for use with iOS version 6.0 or later. EXPEED C2 image-processing engine Wi-Fi compatibility keeps you smartly connected Enhanced Glamour retouch functionsSpecifications Image Sensor - 1/2.3 in. CMOS Sensor Effective Pixels - 16.0 million Lens - NIKKOR ED glass lens with 12x optical zoom Lens Focal Length - 4.5-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300mm lens in 35mm format) Vibration Reduction - Lens-shift VR Monitor - 3.0-inch diagonal TFT LCD with Anti-reflection coating (approx. 460K dots) File System - DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant File Formats - Still - JPEG, Audio - WAV, Movies - AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant) Image Size - Still up to 4624 x 3464; Movie up to Full HD 1920 x 1080p / 30fps ISO Sensitivity - 125 - 3200 Storage Media - SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card Flash - Built-in Wi-Fi - Built-in Interface - Hi-Speed USB, A/V output, micro HDMI (Type D) Power Sources - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19

From the Manufacturer

Photo of woman with COOLPIX S6500 camera

Big zoom, small package and ready to share in an instant.
Expect plenty of "Likes" on the photos and videos you share with the COOLPIX S6500. Packed inside its ultra-slim, stylish design is a powerful 12x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens that's great for everything from wide-angle landscapes to telephoto close-ups; and a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor for maximum photo and video quality in just about any light. When you're ready to share your creations, built-in Wi-Fi® helps you get them online faster and easier than ever.

Photo of two women with smart devices and COOLPIX S6500 in coffee shop

Share amazing photos in an instant

Built-in Wi-Fi® for easily sharing your shots anytime, anywhere

The COOLPIX S6500 makes it easier than ever to share beautiful views of your world. Take a great shot and instantly send it to your compatible smartphone, tablet or Wi-Fi® device. Then email your photos, upload to your favorite social media or photo album sites—share your shots the same way you normally share online and amaze friends and family!

Photo of old barn in a field

Frame the perfect shot

12x wide-angle NIKKOR glass zoom lens gets you closer to the action

Every COOLPIX is designed around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the legendary optics that have made Nikon famous. The COOLPIX S6500 12x zoom NIKKOR lens is great for everything from wide-angle group shots to close-up portraits. Plus, lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps keep every shot steady, even if your hands are not.

Low light photo of a pier and the ocean at sunset

Superior low-light performance

High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash

Imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties—anywhere your flash normally fires. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX S6500 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there.

Action photo of three kids and dog playing in the snow

Freeze action in its tracks

Hold down the shutter button and fire up to 7 continuous shots per second

Create amazing action sequences with the touch of a button. When the action speeds up, just hold down the shutter button and fire off up to 7 continuous shots per second. You'll get views of fast-moving subjects you may never have seen.

Premium Accessories

EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

These rechargeable batteries provide extended life and consistent power, even in colder conditions.

Product Information

Color:Silver  |  Style:New
Product Dimensions 4 x 6 x 6 inches
Item Weight 8.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
Item model number 26370
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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4.0 out of 5 stars 363 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,145 in Camera & Photo
#382 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com January 6, 2013

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Style Name: NewColor: Black
I recently got the camera at a local store; although, it was cheaper at Amazon, I needed it right away.
After going through all the cameras in my price range; I found that this camera has features found on much more expensive cameras that I was looking at.
Its compact size makes it easy to carry around. The ability to take good quality pictures as well as Full HD video eliminates the need to also carry a video camera.
The camera has several shooting modes to select from such as Portrait, Panorama, etc... Pictures look realistic, they are sharp and the colors are vivid and natural. The image stabilization helps take sharp photos; I found this especially useful when using the zoom for long distance.
As they claim, the pictures at low-light are very good, much better than I expected. At my daughters dance show, they allowed the audience to take photograph without flash. The pictures and videos came out real good considering the distance that I had to zoom and the low light.
The built in HD video camera (CMOS) recording quality is very good. There is a separate button to record videos. You can also pause the video recording so you don't end up with a bunch of short clips.
The camera has editing features to do things like lighten skin tones, whiten teeth, whiten eyes, reduce dark circles beneath the eyes, and apply a blush-like effect to cheeks.
With the built-in wireless you can quickly send your pictures and video to your smart phone, tablet, etc... to email them to your friends and family, or post them online. This beats having to take your memory card out of the camera or plug the camera to a computer to share your pictures. You are also supposed to be able to control the camera with your smart phone; however, I haven't tried that yet.

Options for Image size: 16MP - 4608 x 3456, 8MP - 3264 x 2448, 4MP - 2272 x 1704, 2MP - 1600 x 1200, VGA - 640 x 480, 16:9 (12MP) 4608 x 2592
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Style Name: NewColor: Red
I bought this camera a week ago at Costco. It is $159 (after $40 rebate) with 8gb card and leather case. I got the red color, as it is nice, and "different" but not as bright as the orange. I was replacing my Nikon Coolpix S5200 (I believe) that had the touchscreen (horrible). I had bought it in March at Costco for the same price as this, but it was horrible....

Anyways, I haven't used the camera that much, but so far I am impressed with the pictures I have taken. The speed could be faster, from wake up to processing between photos' but I don't want to be too picky.

I wanted to explain the WiFi as I couldn't find that much information on it before purchasing....

If you have a Iproduct (Phone, Pad, etc), you download an app from the App Store called "Wireless Mobility Utility". You go to the settings on the camera, and you turn the Wifi on, it starts "searching". During that time, you go to your I"product" and you go to your Wifi Settings and choose "Nikon Coolpix" as that is now your Wireless "hot spot". (you can do this anywhere, you do not need to be near any other wifi hotspot). You open the App and you can either use your I"product" to "take a picture" remotely (great for family shots, but the camera still has the 2 second and 10 second timer mode), or you can View the photos on your camera, and upload them to your iproduct instantly. It is GREAT!!!! There is no need for any special attachment for your ipad/phone to insert the SD card (I already have this, but won't need it now).

When you are done, you turn the Wifi off on the camera, as it is a battery suck, and your wifi on your iproduct goes back to whatever hotspot you were usually using for uploading to social media, or whatnot.
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Style Name: NewColor: Orange Verified Purchase
Overall this camera has lived up to what I expected from it. It is a very good camera for a casual photographer like myself. Awesome optical zoom (I'm amazed by what they can fit into the slim cameras nowadays). It takes amazing pictures. And it does really well in low lit areas.

My only complaints are that you have to charge the battery while it is in the camera, and the WIFI capability drains a lot of power when used.
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(Edit 2/2015): The price of this camera has dropped quite a bit since I originally wrote this review when the camera was still new. Given the low price now, my review might come across as overly critical. I still like and use this camera. My main critique had to do with the misleading WI-FI feature. It seems to be (partly thanks to reviews like this one) that this is more well known now. I think that this camera at the current price is a very good deal for what you do get. If you want a camera with true Wi-FI it is going to cost you, but there are some nice ones around now such as the Samsung Galaxy's. (end of update)

If you want to buy this for the wi-fi feature, dont bother, or at least make sure that you understand what this feature really is.

I wanted a wi-fi capable camera. I saw this one and was drawn to it's name. The word "wi-fi" is prominent right there in it's name, appearing even before the word "camera".

Nikon COOLPIX S6500 Wi-Fi Digital Camera.

That's why I was disappointed to learn what that really means (or rather doesn't mean). No you can't use this "wi-fi" camera to shoot pics and upload them to the net, cloud storage, social media or anything like that at all. You cannot connect this wi-fi camera to your home network or any network, let alone the internet. What Nikon means when they say "wi-fi camera" is that it connects to your smart phone and then you can transfer pics to it wirelessly. In a sense that sounds something like a Bluetooth connection, but If I wanted a camera with blue-tooth I would have shopped for a camera with blue-tooth. What this does is turn into a "hot-spot" that you connect your smartphone to just as you would browse for routers or hot-spots and connect to them.
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