COOLPIX S6400

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Overview

The slender COOLPIX S6400 adds a stylish touch to every photo and movie you capture.

The 16-megapixel, backlit CMOS sensor combines with the 12x optical zoom to deliver vivid photos and movies in any light. Sophisticated touch screen menus allow intuitive navigation and rapid access to a range of photo effects.

Pop this camera into your pocket when you party with friends, or slip it into your bag when you travel the world. From perfect portraits to superb landscapes, shoot with style wherever you go.

The COOLPIX S6400 — For every beautiful moment.

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Key features

Super-slim

With a slender 19.8 mm¹ body, this easy-to-carry camera gives you the freedom to zoom in for a portrait photo, or zoom out to film the action, wherever you go.

Super-slim

Intelligent AF Control System

The camera automatically selects the best focus method for sharp results whatever your subject is, and wherever it’s positioned in the frame.

Intelligent AF Control System

20 Scene Modes

Achieve great results just by selecting the mode that matches your shooting situation, or let Scene Auto Selector choose the optimum scene mode for you.

20 Scene Modes

Back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED processor to deliver clear shots in any light.

Beautifully sharp: the NIKKOR 12x wide-angle optical zoom lens (25–300mm) with ED glass delivers superior sharpness and color in all your photos and movies.

7.5 cm (3.0-in.) 460k-dot, wide LCD touch screen: enjoy intuitive fingertip control over shooting and playback, thanks to smooth touch technology and Nikon’s Clear Color Display anti-reflective coating.

Quick effect mode: add some style to photos you’ve taken. Press the effect icon to choose from thumbnails of 19 different effects, including Toy Camera, Cross Process, Selective Color, and Painting.

Lens-shift Vibration Reduction: capture steady photos and movies, thanks to Nikon’s automatic vibration reduction technology, which counters the effects of camera shake in real time.

Anti-blur: High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity for sharper images in low light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Night Portrait and Landscape modes capture clear photos in low light. Auto HDR delivers a detailed image of a high-contrast scene, such as a sunny beach.

Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound: start filming at the touch of the movie-record button and zoom in on the action with the 12x optical zoom lens. A Record Pause function lets you pause and then continue filming, and the camera creates one movie file for smooth playback.

Easy Panorama 360°/180°: move the camera vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.

3D shooting mode: create a 3D image that can be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers.

High-speed continuous shooting: capture sharp shots of the action with ease. The camera can shoot up to seven consecutive shots at a fast seven frames-per-second.

EXPEED C2 image processing system: provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance, and maximum image quality.

Wireless transfer: compatible with Eye-Fi X2 (or later) cards. Transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or personal computer, and then connect to the Internet to take advantage of Nikon’s photo-sharing service, my Picturetown.

 

¹ 19.8mm at the thinnest part

Technical Specifications

Product nameCOOLPIX S6400
TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels16.0 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens12x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length4.5-54.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
F-numberf/3.1-6.5
Lens construction8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
MagnificationUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionLens shift
Motion blur reductionMotion detection (still pictures)
AutofocusContrast-detect AF
Focus range[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.2m (4 ft) to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position), (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
AF-area modeFace priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking, Target finding AF
Monitor7.5 cm (3-in.), widescreen, approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverageApprox. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
MediaInternal memory (approx. 78 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card 1
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
Storage file formatsStill pictures: JPEG, 3D images: MPO, Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV, Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)16M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)], 16M [4608 x 3456], 8M [3264 x 2448], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200], VGA [640 x 480], 16:9 [4608 x 2592]
Shooting modesAuto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Draw, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special effects, Smart portrait
Release modeSingle (default setting), Continuous H (images are captured continuously at a rate of about 10 fps), Continuous L (up to 19 images are captured continuously at a rate of up to about 2 fps), Pre-shooting cache (up to 5 frames at a rate of up to 18 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/120 s or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie - file formatHD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivityISO 125-1600, ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Exposure metering256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure controlProgrammed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter typeMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed1/2000-1 s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
ApertureElectronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range2 steps (f/3.1 and f/6.2 [W])
Self-timerCan be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto)[W]: 0.5-6.2 m (1 ft 8 in.-20 ft), [T]: 1.2-2.9 m (4 ft-9 ft 6 in.)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
USBHi-Speed USB
Data transfer protocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI outputCan be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminalAudio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB), HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included), AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Charging timeApprox. 3 h (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life2Still pictures: Approx. 160 shots when using EN-EL19, Movies (actual battery life for recording) 3: HD 1080p(fine) (1920 x 1080): Approx. 20 min when using EN-EL19; HD 1080p (1920 x 1080): Approx. 20 min when using EN-EL19; HD 720p (1280 x 720): Approx. 25 min when using EN-EL19
Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 95.4 x 58.6 x 26.7 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 150 g (5.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, Stylus TP-1, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with battery case), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessoriesBattery Charger MH-66, AC Adapter EH-62G
 
  1. Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC).
  2. Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring battery life.
  3. The maximum size for a single movie is 4 GB, and the maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. If the camera becomes hot, movie recording may stop before these limits are reached.