LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S6400 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S6400 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S6400 can shoot continuously at max speed of and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately S6400 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S6400 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon S6400 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S6400, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S6400 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
S6400 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S6400 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect S6400 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon S6400 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 160 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Nikon S6400 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S6400 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S6400 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S6400 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S6400 is $499.88