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The ideal camera for an active family

Soccer games, first days of school, weekend trips to the beach…don’t forget the camera! Compact enough to tuck in a pocket or purse and fast enough to be ready in an instant, the COOLPIX S6300 will capture the wide variety of activities your family enjoys. Its powerful 10x optical zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and high-resolution 16.0-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers exceptional photos and Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound in any setting. Catch moments around a dimly lit birthday cake or sun soaked days at the lake in brilliant Nikon quality.
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16.0
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CMOS Sensor
10x
Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
NIKKOR ED glass Lens
2.7"
Big, Bright
LCD Monitor
Full HD
1080p Movies
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Portable versatility

Compact, powerful 10x optical zoom

Imagine the photos and movies you can capture with a compact camera that features a powerful 10x optical zoom lens. Vary your shots: zoom out to capture the fun and laughter at a party, zoom in to frame a winning goal. Your photos and HD movies will be sharp and clear thanks to the S6300’s versatile 10x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (25–250mm) with built-in optical VR Image Stabilization technology.

Capture all the family action

High-resolution 16.0 MP CMOS sensor

With the S6300’s 16.0 MP CMOS sensor, awesome images can be shot under challenging low-light conditions. Capture spontaneous fast action with this highly responsive camera. The CMOS sensor technology directs a maximum amount of light to each pixel to render high image quality even when the light is dim.
Nighttime cityscape photo demonstrating the COOLPIX S6300's low-light shooting capabilities.
Still image from an HD (1080p) movie shot with the COOLPIX S6300.

Bring it home in motion

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

Touch a button and start your movie recording with continuous autofocus and stereo sound! Memorable moments are saved in Full HD (1080p). Get creative and have fun recording slow- and fast-motion movies, too. When you’re ready, play back your movies and photos on an HDTV (via the camera’s HDMI port) or a computer. Best yet, upload to the Web to share your memories with everyone.
Panoramic photo demonstrating the COOLPIX S6300's Easy Panorama Mode.

Wide-view panoramas

Get 180º and 360º views of your world

Easy Panorama Mode combines multiple shots into a seamless 180º or 360º panoramic image. Begin by focusing on your starting point. Once the camera detects your directional pan, the shooting starts and images begin stitching together in-camera. Use the handy in-monitor guidelines to keep the view aligned and track your progress. Amazing!

Make it fun for all

A host of in-camera Special Effects

Apply in-camera Special Effects such as Low Key, High Key, Nostalgic Sepia, even Selective Color to add a creative touch to images and movies. Or, add a creative Filter Effect like Fisheye or Miniature to your still shots in playback.
Two photos demonstrating two of the COOLPIX S6300's special effects modes.
Product views demonstrating the simple controls of the COOLPIX S6300.
Great photos have never been easier

The S6300 is so easy to use—just turn on the camera and shoot! Super simple camera operation starts with minimal buttons and modes.

Portrait of a young woman demonstrating the COOLPIX S6300's Smart Portrait System.
Flattering portraits every time

You’ll love Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Smile Timer, a mode that automatically recognizes when a subject is smiling and releases the shutter.

Graphic representing the COOLPIX S6300's 3D Photos feature.
Add another dimension to your photos

The remarkable S6300 is capable of 3D still image photography! Enjoy viewing these still images simply by connecting to a 3D HDTV using the camera’s HDMI connection.

Sequence of photos demonstrating the COOLPIX S6300's fast continuous shooting.
Capture fast moving subjects

Don't let a rapidly moving subject be a challenge for your photography. The S6300 features quick start-up and shoots a blazing fast 6 shots in approximately one second.

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IT is Great fun and good ------------------------------------- May 23, 2014
Great for all my needs! I am a jewelry designer/metalsmith. This camera works for all my up close photos of jewelry and tutorials that I make. The audio is amazing. I record my guitar player/hubby at his shows and it records audio beautifully. I highly recommend this camera. I have been using it for over two years now. And I have to admit I have dropped it several times and it's still working great. Thank goodness. December 14, 2013
great camera for a compact I really like that image quality and the battery life is great took 400 pic at a weeding (moderate zoom light flash, and light video taking) The size is great to take on trips September 25, 2013
My S6300 is AMAZING! I use this camera at work and for personal pictures. I take photos for several online auction sites and website photos, as well as using it for family pictures and vacations. I absolutely love the S6300. It's been one of the only cameras that I've ever kept around instead of using my phone. I'm by no means a professional photographer or anything like that, but as far as personal use goes this is DEFINITELY a good camera. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to use, good quality camera. August 1, 2013
Great camera! Love the size, ease of use, and the quality of the pictures! May 27, 2013
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Where can I buy a Cool Pix S6300?

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You can buy it at Costco for $159.00.
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The new COOLPIX S6300 was release a few days back and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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FPS Settings in Movie Mode

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In-store salesman could not explain why movie menu includes settings for HD at 15 FPS, but VGA at 120 FPS. Shouldn't the HD choices include the higher FPS for better quality? I am assuming that more frames per second = higher quality.
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Generally film and video is shot at 24/25 and 30 fps dependant on where in the world you are, the reasons are complicated and have to do with TV and film formats.

At 15 frames per second you and increase the speed of video x2. so a video shot at 15fps works at 30fps and will generally give a comic effect. The old rule of thumb was that you could increase the speed of something by 10% and it not be particularly noticeable and was used in car chases for TV programs,

As NikonStaff2 says (he seems to know more than NikonStaff) When shooting at 120fps you can get a great slow motion effect. Also when shooting fast motion you get a smoother motion when shooting at fast frame rates 50 or 60fps.
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FPS is Frames Per Second, how many frames you are recording in each second of video.

At 15 FPS, you are recording fast motion movies, at 2x the speed. You can record up to 2 minutes at a time, and when played back, each 2 minutes of recorded video plays in 1 minute. The S6300 can record this mode in High Definition.

At 120 FPS you are recording slow motion, at 1/4 of the speed. You can record up to 10 seconds at a time, and playback for each 10 seconds will play for 40 seconds. This option only allows for VGA shooting.

Both of these options can be found under the HS Movie Options
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does s6300 come with sd card or must that be [urchased separately

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NO it does not come with SD Card.
Yes, you do have to purchase seperately.
I Have a 16 Gig (SDHC) Card and it Gives 30 minutes of Hi Def. 1080 Video.
3000 Photo's at 16 Mega Pixel.
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Some dealers put kits together with different accessories; sometimes they include a memory card. You will need to verify with your local dealers to see what they have available.
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Tripod-mountable?

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Yes! it has the Female 1/4-20 Screw hole.
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Yes, the COOLPIX S6300 has a tripod socket.
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Does this camera have a date stamp feature?

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Yes.
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Time and date stamp, you can turn it on or off.
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What countrie is it made ?

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Made in China!
Says on the Camera. Bottom.
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
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No, you will damage the battery, wrong voltage.

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This camera comes with AC charger...
Not sure about the "Trent iTorch", I believe the end for Nikon cam is small end,
nothing like the Apple products plug ins...
There is image of all supplied accessories under "accessories" in the above menu for the camera model...
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So do I have to charge the camera daily, or can I used batteries as a backup?
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Yes, You Have to Charge the Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery When it Gets Low.
It does not use Regular Batteries. you cannot use regular Batteries.
Plug it in When u go to Bed, just Like your cell phone.
Buy a Spare Battery for Long Days.
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No, you must use the supplied EN-EL12 battery. It will last for about 230 stills. If you need more just purchase a spare EN-EL12.
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I want to video a concert, using a tripod, but don't want to have push the record button more than once.
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Just an Educated Guess Here--- 4 Hours or Until Battery runs Out. 128 gig Card.
I Can Shoot 30 Minutes of Video at 1080 Hi Def Movie With sound on My 16 Gig SD Card.
32 Gig = 1 hr
64 gig = 2 hrs.
128 gig = 4 hrs.
128 Gig is max approved size Card. Lexar 128 Gig SDXC Card.
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29 minutes or 4GB of file space. The remaining amount of movie time is displayed on the monitor in minutes and seconds.
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how do i view fotos in camera on tv

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I want to link my s 6300 camera to my tv to view fotos on the mem. card while it's in the camera. I can't reach the mem card ports on the TV the way it is hanging on the wall. I have a direct tv hd receiver connected to the tv

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Two ways, 1. connect supplied EG-CP16 audio vodeo cable the the camera and TV
2. Purchase a Type C HDMI to mini HDMI cable, attach the mini end to the HDMI port on the camera and the other end to the HDMI port on the TV.

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Use either the supplied EG-CP16 av cable or a HDMI type c cable plugged into your tv, read page 81 of your manual
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