A superb camera for its size and price!
I have been using my Nikon S6800 now daily for over six months and I truly enjoy using this camera. I take anywhere from as few as 6 pics to 400 pics per day and this camera performs extremely well; whether in bright sunlight to near total darkness. (Not every pic comes out perfect....but since you are just "burning up" pixels vs film, it costs you nothing to take several pictures in order to attain the "perfect shot"). And the occasional videos I shoot are surprisingly good, even the sound is recorded quite well without using an external microphone.
The accompanying software takes just a little time to master and transferring the pictures to your computer is as easy as plugging it in using the included USB cable. You also have the option to upload your pictures to an IOS or Android device (e.g., an iPhone, iPad, etc) wirelessly via WI-FI, which is a very cool feature.
You can also use your phone as a remote control for your camera so you can place the camera on a tripod near what you are photographing and you can take pictures or videos from several yards away (such as closeups of a busy bird feeder). Just place the app on your phone and off you go!
One handed photos are easily done and the VR (Vibration Resistance) really helps getting nice, clear pictures. Navigating the menus takes a bit of time and experimenting but once you spend the time to learn everything this camera will do for you, you will be rewarded with pictures that are a big cut above the everyday snapshots most people take, especially cell phone photographs.
I have almost completely stopped using my phone to take pictures anymore since this camera takes up no more room in my pocket than my cell phone does and it absolutely outdoes the phone in performance and features, readily available by navigating the menus.
I do not go anywhere without this camera...my iPhone is just used for phone calls now :-) (and yes, for occasional remote control of the camera).
This is one of the best purchases I have made in quite some time, getting a great camera that takes GREAT pictures, is easy to use, is so portable and unobtrusive that if anything ever happens to this camera (loss, unrepairable damage, etc), I would not hesitate to immediately purchase another one.
January 7, 2015
Amazed with precision and quality!
I've owned the same Samsung camera for about five years now and it was also my first camera. When I received the S6800 for Christmas last year I was impressed with not only how well the pictures take but also with the built in editing software that comes along with the product since I don't have the software on my laptop to edit pictures that I take. After I finally figured out how to change the ISO and white balance, I was even more happier :) this is a product I'd recommend buying if you are looking for a digital camera because it has it all and more than I expected
January 2, 2015
Superb clear pics.
I tried other point and shoot camera's from other manufacturers. In the same category this surpasses my expectations. Easy to use, clear pictures, wifi, and my iPhone loves it!
November 27, 2014
Awesome little camera
I purchased this camera the other day and have fallen n love with it! The wifi feature is neat for my iPhone and iPad too, takes clear pictures and is dependable, worth every cent.
August 10, 2014
The quality on the pictures is AMAZING. The zoom is awesome. This is a great purchase. Small compact camera that gives you great results. I have been satisfied with the battery life. I have not had any issues.
June 25, 2014