Nikon S6500 Unveiled with WiFi

January 8, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nikon is speeding with their Coolpix lineup. The company had outed the Coolpix S6300 early last year, and then later in the year they brought out a S6400 without much noise.

Now if they have sped along and put up the S6500 in their CES stalls. Wonder what they are looking to update in their back to back shooters.

The latest one boasts WiFi, making it the first of its kind, by which I mean the budget class, to have the ability to share images directly over a local network. The rest of the spec sheet reads all about lens and sensors, mostly what you would see in a camera of its class.

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The shooter is capable of 12x optical zoom and sports a 16-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, as well as 1080p video capture. The user would be able to make use of the new Glamor Retouch modes, a total of five in number, with which the photos could be retouched as desired.

The new modes allow to lighten skin tones, reduce the effects of dark circles under eyes, sharpen eyes and whiten teeth. A blush-like effect can also be created to give the photos a livelier look.

The lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology reduces image blur and effects of camera shake. The Nikon S6500 will be available in a variety of colors including Silver, Black, Red, and Orange for $220 towards the end of January.

The low price and attractive colors would appeal to those who like to dash around and shoot.

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