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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.
VR image stabilization
Motion Detection
ISO 3200
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Subject Tracking
Full HD
3D Mode
Wi-Fi

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!
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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.

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.

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.
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Focus where you want it

Kids and pets are always on the go. Fortunately, the COOLPIX S6500 includes Subject Tracking, which automatically locks onto a moving subject and keeps it in focus until you're ready to take the shot.

Flatter your friends and family

Create beautiful photos of the people you care about. Smart Portrait System activates several features ideal for portraits, like Face Priority AF, Skin Softening, Blink Warning and more.

Let the camera call the shots

Easily match your situation to one of 20 Scene Modes like Beach, Snow, Night Portrait, Sunset and enjoy effortless shooting. Or, choose Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose for you.

Dazzle with every shot

Create truly exceptional photos and Full HD videos in nearly any light. A 16-megapixel CMOS low-light image sensor delivers superior image quality, versatility and low-light performance.

WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

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great camera in a small package easy to use, wonderful pics, clear instructions,light weight April 14, 2014
Easy to Set Up and start using great picture quality and so easy to download pictures to my computer April 13, 2014
MIS USE OF WIFI TECHNOLOGY WIFI DOES NOT WORK. will not work.WIFI is meant to work with any device with wifi period. should be advertised as smart phone ready NOT WIFI. other wise camera is simple to use and takes decent pictures. very unhappy with the wifi function. have spoken with tech support and they seemed to agree that this is a mis use of the wifi terminology. works for what we need and transfer via cable is fine. March 25, 2014
Battery life too short, great pics! the battery life is too short.I charged it all night and then took a 3 min video plus some other pics and the battery still died that same day. the camera shows more battery life but then just shuts down. I got clear pictures of birds in mid flight while on a boat! I was very impressed with that. The camera has a great zoom too. I wish there was a way to charge a battery while using one so I didn't lose out on the second half of the day of pictures from my trip. March 18, 2014
Steer clear of this!!! I purchased this camera last spring before a family vacation. Used it a couple days prior to make sure it was ok. Went on vacation & the 4th day in the middle of taking pics the screen went black. The lens would open but the screen stayed black. I did everything the troubleshooting said to do to no avail. Called the company & they had me return it, which I did. I received it back, charged it & the lens totally wouldn't open at all! Called again, to which I was basically told I was stupid as they wouldn't return an item if it didn't work. Sent it back again & received it back in the same condition I sent it. Called again & was told to resend it again (for the THIRD time) which I did, Then I receive an email that it would cost $116 to repair!!! Called letting them know I shouldn't have to pay anything since it only worked a week & was told they would give me a "complimentary repair" Well I have now gotten it back again & when I turn it on the lens does not open & the screen is white!!!! The company has had 3 attempts to repair their product & haven't managed to do so, obviously this is a total LEMON!!! This has been the WORST experience EVER!!! The company has been horrible in their service as well...DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA if you intend to use it!!!!!! March 9, 2014
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Is the Nikon COOLPIX S6500 compatible with Kindle Fire HD 7" ?

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I need a camera for an upcoming trip and want to send my photos to my Kindle Fire HD 7", if the COOLPIX S6500 is compatible.
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Yes, the Kindle Fire HD 7" is an Android system, and so would be compatible.
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Your device needs to be running Android or ios to work, no idea what the Kindle's os is but if ANdroid then yes.
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I get the following message on my COOLPIX S6500 camera: "Memory contains no images", and cannot seem to get past this screen. How do I take a picture, i.e., how do I get past this screen?
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When that message shows up when the camera is new, "Memory contains no images", and the camera is charging up, no pictures can be taken. Rule: cannot take pictures when charging. Thanks all the same for the effort. :-)
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If possible go in to the menu and format the card / memory and try again.
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Is this camera available for purchase yet in US? Press release said late January, but haven't found it for sale yet.

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The S6500 is currently available for sale. Please check with an authorized dealer by clicking 'Authorized Dealers' on the product page.
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When will this camera be available in SILVER?

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Have you ONLY introduced in RED color?
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The S6500 comes in Red, Silver, Black, and Orange. All four colors are currently available for sale. From the product page, select the color that you want and click 'Buy Now'.
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what is the audio format

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The S6500 uses AAC audio format.
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camera is very slow to wake

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When the camera is powered on but inactive for a time it goes into a sleep mode (screen goes dark). When I try to wake the camera by pressing once on the shutter button, the camera takes a long time to wake up. I'd say its at least 3 seconds. It just seems abnormally slow. Is there anything that I can do to speed it up?

I'm very happy with everything else about this camera, but the slow wake time is just really frustrating.
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The list of approved memory cards for the S6500 is on page 22 of your user manual link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

The problem could be due to the memory card you have in the camera. Try using the camera without the memory card inserted to see how it performs. If your issue persists, please contact tech support. Our contact is at support.nikonusa.com
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I was able to work wifi one time. But now the menu on the camera scrolls past the wifi select option.

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I tried factory reset but nothing works to fix this. I'm simply unable to select wifi with the camera settings.
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The S6500 Wi-FI options will not be be available when an HDMI or USB cable is plug into the camera, if there is not a memory card in camera, if you have an Eye-FI card in the camera, or if the battery is not fully change.

90 percent of the time, this issue is cause by the memory card, or the battery not being fully charge.
If the issue persists, please feel free to contact technical support from the link below.
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"unable to create panorama" message

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when I select scene "easy panorama", then follow directions on how to create, then I get message "unable to create panorama" - help!!!

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When the built-in panorama application detects it is unable to connect images, shooting stops. The function also depends on rotation speed or shooting environment.
The closer shooting distance tends to fail in connecting images while the longer shooting distance can get relatively better images.
Using a tripod is recommended for panorama shooting.
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Yes, MH-66 charger.
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This sounds like the camera I'd like to have -- except -- what, if anything is being done about the short battery life. Is it the battery's fault?

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The battery life of the EN-EL19 battery in the COOLPIX S6500 is approximately 150 still shots. For longer shooting sesssions the optional EH-62C AC Adapter can be used to power the S6500 from an AC power source.

For a COOLPIX camera with similar features and a longer battery life check out the COOLPIX S9500 which uses the EN-EL12 battery and can shoot approximately 230 still shots per charge.

**Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (+/-3°C); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal. In a cold environment, the number of shots may decrease according to the battery characteristics.
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