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Monday, Jun 12, 2006

Nikon Coolpix S6 Review - DCRP

Jun 12, 2006 | Category: Nikon Coolpix S6

The Nikon Coolpix S6 won’t win any awards for its photo quality. While photos were well-exposed, I found colors to be oversaturated at times and just plain wrong at others (see the greenish cast in some of the sample images). Vignetting (dark corners) and blurry edges were also a problem. Despite having a fancy two-stage redeye reduction, this annoyance still popped up in our flash test. I was also disappointed with the results of our night test shot, which was soft and noisy.

Overall I was a bit disappointed with the Coolpix S6. Sure, it looks cool, and some of the features are really handy. But the bottom line is that photo quality is not as good as other ultra-compacts, and it has more flaws to boot. I’d probably skip the S6 and look at one of the cameras listed below instead.

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