The slender COOLPIX S6400 adds a stylish touch to every photo and movie you capture.
The 16-megapixel, backlit CMOS sensor combines with the 12x optical zoom to deliver vivid photos and movies in any light. Sophisticated touch screen menus allow intuitive navigation and rapid access to a range of photo effects.
Pop this camera into your pocket when you party with friends, or slip it into your bag when you travel the world. From perfect portraits to superb landscapes, shoot with style wherever you go.
The COOLPIX S6400 — For every beautiful moment.
With a slender 19.8 mm¹ body, this easy-to-carry camera gives you the freedom to zoom in for a portrait photo, or zoom out to film the action, wherever you go.
The camera automatically selects the best focus method for sharp results whatever your subject is, and wherever it’s positioned in the frame.
Achieve great results just by selecting the mode that matches your shooting situation, or let Scene Auto Selector choose the optimum scene mode for you.
Back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED processor to deliver clear shots in any light.
Beautifully sharp: the NIKKOR 12x wide-angle optical zoom lens (25–300mm) with ED glass delivers superior sharpness and color in all your photos and movies.
7.5 cm (3.0-in.) 460k-dot, wide LCD touch screen: enjoy intuitive fingertip control over shooting and playback, thanks to smooth touch technology and Nikon’s Clear Color Display anti-reflective coating.
Quick effect mode: add some style to photos you’ve taken. Press the effect icon to choose from thumbnails of 19 different effects, including Toy Camera, Cross Process, Selective Color, and Painting.
Lens-shift 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.
Anti-blur: High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity for sharper images in low light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Night Portrait and Landscape modes capture clear photos in low light. Auto HDR delivers a detailed image of a high-contrast scene, such as a sunny beach.
Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound: start filming at the touch of the movie-record button and zoom in on the action with the 12x optical zoom lens. A Record Pause function lets you pause and then continue filming, and the camera creates one movie file for smooth playback.
Easy Panorama 360°/180°: move the camera vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
3D shooting mode: create a 3D image that can be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers.
High-speed continuous shooting: capture sharp shots of the action with ease. The camera can shoot up to seven consecutive shots at a fast seven frames-per-second.
EXPEED C2 image processing system: provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance, and maximum image quality.
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.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
12x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.5-54.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300 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. 1200 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
[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)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking, Target finding AF
7.5 cm (3-in.), widescreen, approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD (touch panel) with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 78 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card 1
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
Storage 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 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, Draw, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait, 3D photography), Special effects, Smart portrait
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 - file format
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, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080
ISO 125-1600, ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.1 and f/6.2 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5-6.2 m (1 ft 8 in.-20 ft), [T]: 1.2-2.9 m (4 ft-9 ft 6 in.)
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, 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
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included), AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Approx. 3 h (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 95.4 x 58.6 x 26.7 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 150 g (5.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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
Battery Charger MH-66, AC Adapter EH-62G
1. Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC).
2. Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring battery life.
3. The maximum size for a single movie is 4 GB, and the maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. If the camera becomes hot, movie recording may stop before these limits are reached.