Nikon S6900 overview
Nikon S6900 is Nikon's Ultracompact camera originally released on February of 2015. The camera uses a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S6900 places at #10 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all-around #598 out of 1431 for cameras in our list. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your custom factors.
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Nikon S6900 family
The Nikon S6900 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can check out all previous and more recent models along with key features.
Nikon S6900 Gallery
You can view the S6900 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon S6900 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Nikon S6900 based on features that are normally viewed as important in a camera.
Nikon S6900 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Nikon S6900 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and supports a native ISO range of 125 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the S6900's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The S6900 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S6900 dimensions
Nikon S6900 is 0.40 lbs (181 gr or 6.38 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 99mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Nikon S6900 is weightier than other competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a photo of the Nikon S6900 besides a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the S6900.
Nikon S6900 Lens information
The S6900 includes an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 25-300mm making it a 12.0 x zoom which won't be ideal but it might be convenient in some circumstances.
At it's widest 25mm, it features an aperture of f3.3 making it quite sluggish and not the best for low light circumstances and you will struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to raise your ISO setting which causes noisy photographs. For the long end, 300mm is great zoom and comes at f6.3 which is quite slow and you would have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S6900 Connectivity
The S6900 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon S6900 Video information
The maximum video quality on the Nikon S6900 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance between quality versus file size but FULL HD is not going to give you any room to crop. The body doesn't feature a microphone or headphone socket so you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to look at an alternative camera should you want better sound for your video clips.
Nikon S6900 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Nikon S6900 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Nikon S6900 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S6900 houses a 3" fully articulated screen with a resolution of 460k dots.
It possesses a selfie friendly display for self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Nikon S6900 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful during bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Nikon S6900 Shutter information
Nikon S6900 continuous shooting speed is 9.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon S6900 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S6900 features just built in flash with missing external flash ability.
Nikon S6900 Autofocusing information
Nikon S6900 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and exact than Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detect making it handy for taking photos of people.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. Nikon S6900 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good during low light occasions or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Nikon S6900 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL19) in the Nikon S6900 is built to last for 180 shutters according to the CIPA specifications making it lower than it's competition. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest possible (320) battery life within this range of cameras.
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Nikon S6900 for varying forms of photography
The following illustration shows a overview of the Nikon S6900 for varying forms of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon S6900 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon S6900 receives a points tally of 36 which is low, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support and flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.
Nikon S6900 Street photography details
With a nice points total of 63, the Nikon S6900 is a fine fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon S6900 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography points total of 42 means the Nikon S6900 is simply not good for shooting sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S6900 Travel photography factors
Size is super crucial when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Nikon S6900 gets a nice 67 as a travelling camera which is a good option to take on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Nikon S6900
For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon S6900 with it's low grade of 42 for a landscape camera is simply not good amongst its competition.
Nikon S6900 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon S6900 is a respectable fit for vlogging as it delivers a above average score of 70.
Nikon S6900 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the S6900, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The line graph down below gives you a summary of the S6900 compared to it's highest rated competitors shown earlier.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternatives. To read a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.