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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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Lens Problems & Poor Support We have owned two of these cameras. They provide everything we look for in a simple point and shoot. However both cameras have developed lens problems. On the first the telescopic function often malfunctions. On the other, the lens aperture does not close completely. On the second, it failed within the warranty period. I mailed to the service center address provided with the warranty. After 3 weeks it was returned by USPS as undeliverable. I called support. She promised to e-mail the correct address. I never received it. I registered at the Nikon site and asked for the correct address. Three days later, I have not received it. I called support again and asked for the address over the phone. I have mailed the camera to the new address at my expense (twice). Let's see what happens now. July 9, 2014
Junk This is my second Nikon. I am going to wait to complete my review until I see how the service is. June 24, 2014
Best little camera ever I have taken great pictures in all kinds of conditions - sun - rain - low light, sunset - museum I like to backpack this is light and small enough to take anywhere I like this camera so much when I lost the 1st one in a museum, I purchased the same thing.... June 22, 2014
Great camera! I got this camera just before a big vacation. Thanks to its ease of use, I was able to take great pictures starting off. It is the perfect size and the big zoom is my favorite part. Also what you see in the window is what you get, clear picture and all. I did have a little trouble with night pictures, which would not have been a problem if I had had a full manual to explain, as I didn't have time to see CD or check online before leaving and no way to do it there. A written manual would have been quicker and easier on the spot. The only other thing I noticed was the on/off button is so tiny, you must press pretty hard to make it work. Other than that, I love my new camera! June 14, 2014
Just bought, already broken. We just picked up this camera and it broke on the first real attempt to use it. Missed out on graduation photos thanks to the lens getting stuck. It was never dropped or damaged in any way. The camera will be returned today and replaced with a different brand. If you insist on getting a Nikon product, go through a store with a good return policy. I've read some troubling reviews of customer service and so I won't even be going that route. June 4, 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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Please list the Wi-Fi specs (802.11a? b? g? n? 2.4GHz? 5GHz?). What software will be needed to receive photos via Wi-Fi on a PC or tablet?

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The Coolpix S6500 supports Wifi 802.11 b/g/n (maximum range approximately 10-15m/33-49 ft).
Smartphones, Tablets: Android™ version 2.3 or later (smartphone), Android version 3.0 or later (tablet). iPhone® and iPad®: iOS version 6.0 or later.

Images can be transfer to a computer using a USB cable. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on a compatible smart device before it can be used with the S6500 . The application can be downloaded free of charge on Google Play™ on your Android device running Android 2.3 or later (smartphone) or Android 3.0 or later (tablet). For the iOS mobile platform, the application can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes® online store for use with iOS version 6.0 or later.
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Can this camera be charged via the USB cord?

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Yes, the S6500 can be charge via the USB cable.
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When is this camera expected to be released for purchase in the US?

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The Nikon COOLPIX S6500 is expected to become available in late January 2013.
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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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Pairing iPhone 5 with S6500

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I have the WMU app on my iPhone 5 and I am running version 6.1.3

I turn the WIFI to the ON position in the menu on my camera

I select the NIKON COOLPIX S6500 in my WIFI menu on my iPhone

I do not get a connection between my iPhone and my camera; it says NEGOTIATING and then after a few minutes it stops

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Once the S6500 displays the "Negotiating" screen open the WMU app on your Smart Device. If the WMU opens on the screen that says "Take Photos" or "View Photos" then Tap "Take Photos" to control the camera remotely and take pictures. When connected the camera will display "Remote Mode Selected" and the Smart Device will display the view from the View Finder. Tap "View Photos" to view and download images from the camera to the smart device. If the WMU opens on a black screen or a screen that says the camera isn't connected tap the "Top" option on the upper left to go back to the page that says "Take Photos" or View Photos" and then choose one of those options to continue. If you continue to encounter trouble connecting please contact Nikon Support: http://support.nikonusa.com.
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How many pictures does the 25MB hold and can it be used without a memory card?

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The COOLPIX S6500 can be used with or without a memory card. However, the number of images that can be stored on the S6500's internal memory will vary depending on your image settings - about 5 images can be saved with the camera at its default settings. This number can be increased by changing the S6500's image mode settings to smaller image sizes, but image quality will decline with a decrease in image size.

A list of approved memory cards for the COOLPIX S6500 can be found on page 22 of the Technical Notes and Index section of the S6500 manual.

See page 49 of the reference section of the S6500 manual for a chart showing the approximate number of images that can be saved to a 4GB card at different image mode settings.

A copy of the COOLPIX S6500 manual can be downloaded from this address:
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