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Customer Reviews for Nikon Inc. UC-E6 USB Cable

Nikon Inc. UC-E6 USB Cable

Allows direct connection from camera to a computer or printer.
Average Customer Rating:
2.143 out of 5
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3 out of 7(43%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for UC-E6 USB Cable
Review 1 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Basically, seems good, but cable kinks -- forever?

PostedNovember 18, 2011
Nicabod
Location Few miles west of Boston, Mass.
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience Less than a month
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
The camera connector is microminiature, because the cameras it's to be used with probably all have really-limited space for the connector. With reasonable care, and common sense, the connector seems rugged enough. It goes in only one way; flip it half a turn if it doesn't go in easily.
It doesn't fall out, either; my S3100 is so light that I can (carefully) suspend the camera upside-down from the cable; in this case, that's not abuse.
The cable itself, apart from the connectors, is decent, but not up to Nikon's reputation. It comes bundled and tied with a wire tie, and the vinyl takes a "set" while it's in storage. When you undo it, the vinyl doesn't relax, and the cable's kinks really don't want to disappear. I think they are ugly.
There is cable that doesn't take a "set"; I think Apple uses such cable. It is available.
Considering that this cable is likely to be used (and handled) often, it's disappointing to see that Nikon used what they did.
+9points
Review 2 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Do not lose this charger!

PostedMay 27, 2013
Geo
Location Florida, USA
Age Under 18
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
It is a fairly standard, rather low end cable. It is packaged bundled up with wire, and retains the kinks from this manner of storage for months. I had no real problems with it until I lost it. It certainly has a unique, tiny tip, and no other cable will be able to take its place. All around decent cable, but do not lose it! You will be forced to order a new one!
+9points
Review 3 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Don't lose this cable

PostedApril 10, 2012
JEB
Age Over 65
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
This cable is fine. I find the fact that it has 'fold kinks' convenient as it is easy to fold it quickly and get it neatly into a compact camera case, or put it away.
However the camera USB connection is unique #tiny#, and not the same as the many other USB cables you have hanging around from other camera and computor devices. Therefore if you loose it you are hooped. And it is not a normally stocked item at my local camera or computor stores. You have to special order it and wait.
+21points
Review 4 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Absurd to use non-standard USB - when mini usb should provide same foot print

PostedSeptember 29, 2012
S8200
Location Malibu, CA, USA
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Family & Friends
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Occasional user, memory keeper
Lose it and you will spend a while getting a replacement cable.
+19points
Review 5 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

The USB STANDARD is called a STANDARD for a good reason.

PostedSeptember 25, 2013
MartinK
Age 35-44
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience 6-12 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
The connector is smaller than a micro USB connector but not by much. The only reason Nikon have done this is to make money pure and simple. I will never buy another camera (Nikon or otherwise) with a non-standard USB lead again and wouldn't have bought this one if I'd known beforehand. Also very annoyed that my camera will only charge from a PC and not any mains or car USB chargers.
+13points
Review 6 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

kodak that i had took better pics !

PostedSeptember 22, 2012
lowdown
Location texas
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Family & Friends
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience 1-3 months
Role Occasional user, memory keeper
s4300 only less than two months old and usb cabe -uc-e6 connecter is so small that pins broke & now i cant charge camera without buying a new cable ,,,,,,what a piece of junk !
+8points
Review 7 for UC-E6 USB Cable
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Don't do it!!!

PostedSeptember 22, 2011
shiny
Location southern california
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Family & Friends
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Just getting started with photography
My USB cable died the third time I used it.
This is a poor design.
Save your money.
+5points