- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 125 - 3200
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 25-250mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
- 160g - 94 x 58 x 26mm
- Launched February 2012
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- Size Comparison
Nikon S6300 summary
Nikon S6300 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera initially released on February of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S6300 is ranked #55 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #792 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon S6300 family
The Nikon S6300 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list below.
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Nikon S6300 Gallery
You can look at the S6300 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon S6300 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Nikon S6300 based on factors that are oftentimes considered necessary in a camera.
Nikon S6300 Sensor information
The sensor specification in the Nikon S6300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 125 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The image below displays the S6300's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The S6300 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S6300 dimensions
Nikon S6300 weighs about 0.35 pounds (160g or 5.64 oz) & the dimensions of the camera is 94mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Nikon S6300 is very much the same as compared with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a photo of the Nikon S6300 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the S6300.
Nikon S6300 Lens information
The S6300 has got a built in lens offering a focal range of 25-250mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which is not very good but it will definitely be convenient in a few circumstances.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.2 making it quite sluggish and not the best for low light events and you might find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to raise your ISO producing noisy files. At the long end, 250mm is great zoom and comes to f5.8 which is quite slow and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S6300 Connectivity
The S6300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer pictures and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon S6300 Video information
The max video quality in the Nikon S6300 is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance for quality and file size but 1080p is not going to leave you with any room to crop. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to look into another camera if you need better sound for your video clips.
Nikon S6300 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Nikon S6300 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Nikon S6300 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S6300 comes with a 2.7" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon S6300 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are rather useful.
Nikon S6300 Shutter information
Nikon S6300 continuous shooting speed is 6.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon S6300 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S6300 comes with just in-built flash without external flash support.
Nikon S6300 Autofocus information
Nikon S6300 comes with only Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it handy for people photography.
It also has Tracking AF for things that move. Nikon S6300 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is good for low light conditions or you want more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon S6300 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL12) in the Nikon S6300 is built to last for 230 clicks with respect to the CIPA measurements which is comparable with it's competitors. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Nikon S6300 for specific styles of photography
The following graph provides a rundown of the Nikon S6300 for specific styles of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Nikon S6300
The Nikon S6300 gets a rating of 35 which is bad, and means the camera is just not very good for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Nikon S6300 Street photography highlights
Getting a average points total of 57, the Nikon S6300 is relatively adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon S6300 Sports photography info
A bad sports photography score of 45 indicates the Nikon S6300 is just not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have great autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon S6300 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really crucial in choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Nikon S6300 gets a nice 68 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to buy for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Nikon S6300
If you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Nikon S6300 at it's bad rating of 39 for a landscape camera is just not very good in the current market.
Nikon S6300 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Nikon S6300 is just not very good for vlogging as it comes to a bad score of 34.
Nikon S6300 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the S6300, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph just below shows you a summary of the S6300 vs it's top ranked competitors shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might regard as alternatives. To see a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.