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16 Megapixels | 12x Optical zoom | Intuitive touch screen | Full (1080p) HD video with pause and resume

The compact and slim COOLPIX S6400 offers consistently brilliant results with 16 Megapixels, 12x optical zoom and target finding auto-focus.

  • Easy Auto Mode By simply framing the subject, the most appropriate scene mode and exposure are automatically selected.
  • Apply effects quickly Easily retouch images as soon as you’ve taken them. Choose from over 30 types of effects and just touch the monitor to apply the effect.
  • Intuitive controls The S6400 puts the power in your hands. The camera’s intuitive controls allow you to touch the monitor to take a photo, focus on a subject or track an object.
  • touch Intuitive touch controls
  • auto Easy auto modes
  • af Target finding auto-focus
  • effects Apply effects easily



High-powered 12x optical zoom
Covering a full focal range from wide-angle 25mm to 300mm (equivalents in 35mm format), the high-performance NIKKOR zoom lens is optimised for Lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) Image stabilisation and is packed away neatly into one of the most compact bodies in the S-series. Measuring just 19.8mm at its slimmest point, the S6400 improves the S6300. Delivering brilliant and beautiful results each and every shot, users can take this camera anywhere to capture wide-angle landscapes or zoom in to snap distant objects.

Backside illuminated CMOS image sensor
The high-performance Backside illumination CMOS image sensor guarantees little noise even at high sensitivities and supports advanced noise reduction technologies. The camera also takes multiple shots in quick succession, which are then combined and recorded as a single image to ensure that pictures will always turn out ideally even when shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings.

Point and shoot – target finding AF
An exclusive Nikon technology, the subject identification technology or Target Finding AF allows the user to simply point and click, with the camera instantly predicting the subject it should focus on. As the active focus area is automatically specified in accordance with the size of the subject, resulting images are in clear focus.

Edit images with quick effects
Users can choose from 30 effects (19 patterns) depending on the scene they are shooting or the impression they would like to create. Effects include: Pop, Super vivid, Painting, High key, Toy camera effect, Low key, Cross process, Soft, Fisheye, Cross screen, Miniature effect, High-contrast monochrome, Sepia, Cyanotype, and Selective colour.

Intuitive touch panel operation
A new intuitive user interface that makes touch operations simple, along with the 3-inch, approximately 460k-dot widescreen TFT LCD touch panel means S6400 users will enjoy stress-free shooting, playback and editing of images.

Record 1080p HD videos
By simply pressing the movie-record button on the back of the camera, users can capture 1920 × 1080p/30-fps Full-HD movies with stereo sound. The high sensitivities supported by the Backside illumination CMOS image sensor means superior picture quality even when movies are recorded in dark or dimly lit surroundings. Users can further customise filming by using the adjustable optical zoom. What’s more, multiple movies recorded individually can be saved as a single movie file using the record pause function built into the camera. This not only makes creating movies simple, it also expands the ways in which users can enjoy movies after they have been recorded.

Key feature list

  • 16 Megapixel Back-lit CMOS Sensor
  • Optical 12x zoom NIKKOR lens with ED glass and VR – 25 to 300mm
  • 460k-dot, 3 inche touch screen LCD monitor
  • Full (1080p) HD movie recording with stereo sound with the ability to pause and resume
  • Easy Auto Mode
  • Target Finding AF
  • Quick effect
  • Touch Operation
  • Advanced Night Portrait Mode
  • 15 Filter effects – Soft, Selective Colour, Cross Screen, Fisheye, Miniature effect, Painting, Toy Camera, Sepia, Cyanotype, Pop, Cross Process, High-contrast Monochrome
  • Eye-Fi Ready

Tech Specs

Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens 12x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 4.5-54.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300 mm lens in 35mm format)
f/-number f/3.1-6.5
Construction 8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200 mm lens in 35mm format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-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)”
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking, Target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), widescreen, approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Media Internal memory (approx. 78 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats “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 × 3456(fine)]
16M [4608 × 3456]
8M [3264 × 2448]
4M [2272 × 1704]
2M [1600 × 1200]
VGA [640 × 480]
16:9 [4608 × 2592]”
Shooting Modes 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, Draw, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special effects, Smart portrait
Continuous Shooting Single (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 HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 × 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 × 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 × 720/approx. 30 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 × 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 × 1080
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600
ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)”
Metering mode 256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed “1/2000-1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)”
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Range 2 steps (f/3.1 and f/6.2 [W])
Self-timer Can 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 control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal “Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)”
Supported languages Arabic, 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 sources “One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included)
AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)”
Charging time Approx. 3 h (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Still pictures Approx. 160 shots when using EN-EL19
Movies (actual battery life for recording) *2 “HD 1080p(fine) (1920 × 1080): Approx. 20 min when using EN-EL19
HD 1080p (1920 × 1080): Approx. 20 min when using EN-EL19
HD 720p (1280 × 720): Approx. 25 min when using EN-EL19”
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 95.4 × 58.6 × 26.7 mm (3.8 × 2.4 × 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 150 g (5.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera 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 accessories Battery Charger MH-66, AC Adapter EH-62G



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