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Nikon Inc. COOLPIX S6500

An excellent 12x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor and built-in Wi-Fi® will have you sharing more—and better—photos than ever.
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Is the Nikon COOLPIX S6500 compatible with Kindle Fire HD 7" ?

I need a camera for an upcoming trip and want to send my photos to my Kindle Fire HD 7", if the COOLPIX S6500 is compatible.
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Yes, the Kindle Fire HD 7" is an Android system, and so would be compatible.
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Your device needs to be running Android or ios to work, no idea what the Kindle's os is but if ANdroid then yes.
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I get the following message on my COOLPIX S6500 camera: "Memory contains no images", and cannot seem to get past this screen. How do I take a picture,

I get the following message on my COOLPIX S6500 camera: "Memory contains no images", and cannot seem to get past this screen. How do I take a picture, i.e., how do I get past this screen?
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When that message shows up when the camera is new, "Memory contains no images", and the camera is charging up, no pictures can be taken. Rule: cannot take pictures when charging. Thanks all the same for the effort. :-)
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If possible go in to the menu and format the card / memory and try again.
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Is this camera available for purchase yet in US? Press release said late January, but haven't found it for sale yet.

Age: 25-34
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The S6500 is currently available for sale. Please check with an authorized dealer by clicking 'Authorized Dealers' on the product page.
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When will this camera be available in SILVER?

Have you ONLY introduced in RED color?
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The S6500 comes in Red, Silver, Black, and Orange. All four colors are currently available for sale. From the product page, select the color that you want and click 'Buy Now'.
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what is the audio format

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The S6500 uses AAC audio format.
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camera is very slow to wake

When the camera is powered on but inactive for a time it goes into a sleep mode (screen goes dark). When I try to wake the camera by pressing once on the shutter button, the camera takes a long time to wake up. I'd say its at least 3 seconds. It just seems abnormally slow. Is there anything that I can do to speed it up?

I'm very happy with everything else about this camera, but the slow wake time is just really frustrating.
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The list of approved memory cards for the S6500 is on page 22 of your user manual link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

The problem could be due to the memory card you have in the camera. Try using the camera without the memory card inserted to see how it performs. If your issue persists, please contact tech support. Our contact is at support.nikonusa.com
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I was able to work wifi one time. But now the menu on the camera scrolls past the wifi select option.

I tried factory reset but nothing works to fix this. I'm simply unable to select wifi with the camera settings.
Location : Michigan
Age: 45-54
Nikon Family: 0-1 years
Experience: Less than a month
Role: Just getting started with photography
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The S6500 Wi-FI options will not be be available when an HDMI or USB cable is plug into the camera, if there is not a memory card in camera, if you have an Eye-FI card in the camera, or if the battery is not fully change.

90 percent of the time, this issue is cause by the memory card, or the battery not being fully charge.
If the issue persists, please feel free to contact technical support from the link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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"unable to create panorama" message

when I select scene "easy panorama", then follow directions on how to create, then I get message "unable to create panorama" - help!!!

using nikon coolpix S6500
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When the built-in panorama application detects it is unable to connect images, shooting stops. The function also depends on rotation speed or shooting environment.
The closer shooting distance tends to fail in connecting images while the longer shooting distance can get relatively better images.
Using a tripod is recommended for panorama shooting.
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Can I buy a separate battery charger for the EL-EN19 battery this camera uses? My S600 came with a separate charger.

Location : St louis Mo USA
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Favorite Subject: Travel
Nikon Family: 11-20 years
Experience: More than a year
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Yes, MH-66 charger.
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This sounds like the camera I'd like to have -- except -- what, if anything is being done about the short battery life. Is it the battery's fault?

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The battery life of the EN-EL19 battery in the COOLPIX S6500 is approximately 150 still shots. For longer shooting sesssions the optional EH-62C AC Adapter can be used to power the S6500 from an AC power source.

For a COOLPIX camera with similar features and a longer battery life check out the COOLPIX S9500 which uses the EN-EL12 battery and can shoot approximately 230 still shots per charge.

**Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (+/-3°C); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal. In a cold environment, the number of shots may decrease according to the battery characteristics.
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How do I set up the WiFi network to "ON"?

We want to take photos on our shop floor and then use our wireless network to transfer the photos up to the computer in the office.
Location : Wausau, WI
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The Wi-Fi option in the S6500 menu will be greyed out if there is no memory card inserted in the camera or if an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Also, since Wi-Fi will add to the camera's power usage, be sure to have a fully charged battery in the camera when using this feature. With an approved memory card and a fully charged battery inserted you should be able to access the S6500's Wi-Fi settings and turn the on the Wi-Fi.

Detailed instructions on using the Wi-Fi feature of the COOLPIX S6500 start on page 107 if the S6500 manual. A copy of the S6500 manual can be downloaded from here:https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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can i update the firmware on coolpixS6500

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Currently no firmware updates:https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13783/kw/S6500%20firmware%20update%20
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Does Coolpix S6500 have a timer and a tripod mount?

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Has tripod socket and a two second and 10 second self timer.
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why do you need a memory card when I just want to load the pics on my iphoto

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The S6500 internal memory is approximately 25mb . If you intend to take many pictures and later transfer them to your computer, a memory card is recommended. The WI-FI feature of the camera which allows you to control the Shutter with a smart device or transfer pictures wirelessly to a smart device requires a memory card. A memory card of class 6 or higher is recommened for video recording.
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Can Audio be Recorded Via the "RCA / Video Cable" that's included instead of the on Board Camera Mics ?

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The COOLPIX S6500 does not have an audio input. The Audio/Video cable can only be use to output Audio and Video from the camera.
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How can I get lens to retract during photo playback.

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The lens cannot be retracted during playback. However turning the camera on with the PLAYBACK BUTTON instead of using the POWER BUTTON will cause the camera to turn ON in PLAYBACK MODE without the lens extracting from the camera body.
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GeoTagging

I'm trying to post pictures taken with my S6500. The program I'm using states that "No Geotag information found with Pictures" Is there something I need to turn on with this camera? Never had a issue with my first S6500.
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S6500 does not have GPS built in, therefore no geo tagging.
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Can't turn on Wi Fi using camera menu

Was transferring photos to a smart device, when my wife accidently push a button (Maybe the menu button) on the camera. she checked the smart device and the photos did not transfer. she tried to turn the Wi Fi back on, on the camera, but she can't, it asks her to reset the Wi Fi defaults, after she said yes, it won't let her turn on the Wi Fi it just keep going back to "Reset the Wi Fi defaults", removed the battery and retried same results. The rest of the camera works fine.
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Favorite Subject: Travel
Nikon Family: 11-20 years
Experience: Less than a month
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Please contact Nikon Technical Support from the link below for assistance.
https://support.nikonusa.com
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How can I record video in something other than quicktime .MOV format?

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No, but there is plenty of.mov converter software available.
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printed users manual

To avoid having to print more than 200 pages, is it possible to purchase a preprinted users manual for my camera and if so where?
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With a Booklet printing software you can create your own manual and fold it up, You can cut those 200 pages down to about 50. Nikon store paper manual are in the link below but I do not see your camera or any new camera listed.
http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/list/ThemeID.27720500/parentCategoryID.43894800/categoryID.43895000
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