Let the colors match your style wherever you go with the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S6300.
The NIKKOR 10x optical zoom captures unforgettable moments with ease, and you can switch to filming Full HD movies at the press of a button. From wide-angle group shots to close-ups of someone special, the backlit CMOS image sensor delivers brilliant detail and clarity—even in low light.
Fun in-camera filter effects make it easy to add a little flair to your photos on the spot. And you can share your movies on an HDTV with ease.
The COOLPIX S6300 — Brighten up your world.
Back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to deliver clear images in any light.
10x NIKKOR optical zoom lens with wide-angle coverage (25–250mm): capture precise, high-resolution shots whether you’re shooting up close or from some distance away.
Lens-shift (VR) 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.
Full HD (1080p) movie recording: easily record life in motion and in stereo sound. A dedicated video-record button makes it easy to begin filming.
3D shooting mode: create a 3D image that can be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers.
6.8 cm (2.7-in.) LCD screen: whether you shoot in bright sunlight or in low light, this large screen with Nikon’s Clear Color Display technology offers sharp contrast and clear viewing.
Advanced movie functions: you can pause and then continue filming, and the camera will create one movie file for smooth playback. The optical zoom with autofocus can be used when filming and you can record in iFrame format. A built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the camera directly to an HDTV.
Auto HDR mode: capture images with impressive tonal detail in any situation when you shoot in HDR mode. The camera combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich color gradation.
Easy Panorama 360°/180°: pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
High-speed continuous shooting: capture sharp shots of the action with ease. The camera can shoot up to seven consecutive shots at a fast six frames-per-second.
Smart portrait system: snap perfect portraits every time. Smile timer takes the shot when your subject smiles. Blink proof alerts you when someone’s eyes were closed. Skin softening adjusts uneven skin tones for smoother-looking skin. Red-Eye Fix corrects false eye color due to the flash.
Retouch menu: enhance your photos in-camera with a range of filter effects. Includes options such as Selective Color, which converts your image to monochrome then adds a splash of color to an area of your choice, and Cross Screen, which lends a starry effect to bright objects.
19 scene modes: scene modes automatically optimize the camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Achieve great shots just by selecting the mode that matches your situation.
Fast and accurate AF: when you want to capture subjects that are not in the center of the frame, you can set the camera to shoot with a 99-point autofocus system for extra-sharp results.
Subject Tracking AF: capture sharp shots of subjects that can’t or won’t stay still. Subject Tracking AF keeps the camera focused on a selected subject even if it is moving around.
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.
EXPEED C2: Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system provides high-speed operation, enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
10x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.5-45.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-250 mm lens in 35mm  format)
8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1000 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Focus range (from lens)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1 m (3 ft 4 in.) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking
6.7-cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 25 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
Still 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]
Auto, 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, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special effects, Smart portrait, Subject tracking
Single (default setting), Continuous H (Images are captured continuously at about 6 fps), Continuous L (Up to 6 images at about 1.9 fps), Pre-shooting cache (Up to 5 frames at up to 10.6 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames at about 1/120 s or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames at about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
HD 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, iFrame 540: 960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 x 480, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (auto gain from ISO 125 to 1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 125 to 400, 125 to 800)
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s 1/4000-1/120 s (Continuous H: 120 fps) 1/4000-1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2.0 EV) selection
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/6.4 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 5.6m (1 ft 8 in. to 18 ft) [T]: 1.0 to 3.1 m (3 ft 4 in. to 10 ft)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Arabic, 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, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 3 h and 50 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (EN-EL12)
Still pictures1: Approx. 230 shots Movies: Approx. 1 h (HD 1080p(fine) (1920x1080)), the maximum file size for a single movie is 4 GB and the maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. 1 Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 93.6 x 57.7 x 26.0 mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 160 g (5.7 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F