• S6500_BK_front_lo Black
  • S6500_BL_front_lo Blue
  • S6500_OR_front_lo Orange
  • S6500_RD_front_lo Red
  • S6500_SL_front_lo Silver
  • S6500_WH_front_lo White




16 Megapixels | 12x wide-angle zoom | Built-in Wi-Fi® Compatibility | 3" LCD | Full 1080P HD recording

The COOLPIX S6500 features a wide-angle, high-power zoom combined with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with 16 Megapixels. The 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens covers a broad range from wide-angle 25 mm to 300 mm (both equivalent in 35-mm 135 format), all in a slim and stylish body. With built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility, users can transfer high-quality still images captured and movies recorded with the camera to a smart device for direct upload to social networking sites.

  • 12x optical zoom The wide-angle 25 mm to super-telephoto 300 mm coverage* of the 12x optical zoom provides an exceptionally versatile range to a slim, stylish, camera.
  • Wi-Fi® compatibility With built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility, instantly transfer photos and movies from the S6500 to other smart devices via the Wireless Mobile Adaptor Utility app available as a free download from Google Play™ or App Store.
  • Apply Quick Effects In camera editing for simple image adjustment and enhancement.
  • expeed-2 EXPEED C2 image Processing Engine
  • s1100pj-slideshow Slide shows
  • nikon-wifi-thumbnail Wi-Fi® compatibility
  • nikon-coolpix-s6500-zoom 12x optical zoom



Full feature list

  • High-performance NIKKOR lens
  • EXPEED C2 image-processing engine
  • Quick effects for taken images
  • Special effects available when shooting pictures or movies

Tech Specs

Product name COOLPIX S6500
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 NIKKOR lens with 12x optical zoom
Focal length 4.5-54.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300 mm lens in 35 mm 135 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 135 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. 1.5m (5 ft) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 8 cm (3.2 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)”
Focus-area selection Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 99% horizontal and 99% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 99% horizontal and 99% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 25 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, 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 6 images are captured continuously at a rate of up to about 2 fps), Pre-shooting cache (frame rate: up to 18 fps / number of frames: up to 5 frames), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 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 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 × 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 × 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/30p: 1280 × 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 × 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 480/30p: 640 × 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, HS 480/4x: 640 × 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 × 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 × 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600
ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)”
Metering mode 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]: 0.5-4.0 m (1 ft 8 in.-13 ft)
[T]: 1.5-2.0 m (5 ft-6 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 micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)”
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, 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-70P and when no charge remains)
Still pictures Approx. 150 shots when using EN-EL19
Movies (actual battery life for recording) *2 Approx. 25 min when using EN-EL19
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 95.4 × 58.3 × 26.3 mm (3.8 × 2.3 × 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 153 g (5.4 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with battery case), Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, 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
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless LAN protocol)

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