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.
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!
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.
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 HD videos in nearly any light. A 16-megapixel CMOS low-light image sensor delivers superior image quality, versatility and low-light performance.
Type: Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels: 16 million
Image Sensor: CMOS
Sensor Size: 1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels: 16.79 million (approx.)
Lens: 12x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length: 4.5-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens f/-number: f/3.1-6.5
Lens Construction: 8 elements in 8 groups
Lens Zoom: 12x
Digital Zoom: Up to 4? (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200mm lens in 35mm format)
Vibration Reduction: Lens-shift VR
Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect TTL AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Focus Lock: Yes
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 99 area manual selection
Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Resolution: 460,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode): 96% horizontal (Approx.), 96% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 96% horizontal (Approx.), 99% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Internal Memory: Approx. 25MB
Storage File System: DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF and MPF compliant
Storage File formats: Still pictures: JPEG, Audio files: WAV, Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Voice Memo Function: Yes
Image Size (pixels): 4624 x 3464 (16.1M)
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 125-3200, Fixed range auto (ISO 125-400, 125-800)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 125
Highest ISO Sensitivity: 3200
Exposure Metering: Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure, Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Modes: Programmed Auto
In-Camera Image Editing
Exposure Compensation: ? 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Shutter: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Continuous Shooting Options
Aperture: Electronically controlled ND filter (-2.0 AV) insertion
Self-timer: Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Interface: Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
Video Output: NTSC, PAL
HDMI Output: Can be selected from:
I/O terminal: Audio/video (A/V) output; Digital I/O (USB), HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
Power Sources: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied), Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and plug adapter (supplied)
Charging Time: 3 hours (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
Battery / Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
Battery Life (shots per charge): Still pictures: Approx. 150 shots
Tripod Socket: ? in.
Approx. Dimensions: Height: 2.3in. (57.9mm), Width: 3.8in. (95.4mm), Depth: 1.1in. (26.3mm)
Approx. Weight: 5.4 oz. (153g)
Operating environment: Temperature: 0 to 40?C (32 to 104?F), Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)