Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera, 13.5 Megapixel, 4x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.7" LCD Display, Black

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About Nikon

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera has 13.5 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches. Sharp resolution captures the finest details, crop creatively and produce incredible enlargements.

The wide-angle 4x zoom NIKKOR lens including 2 ED glass, an optical vibration reduction (VR) lens and a maximum ISO of 6400 to ensure low-light situations are no excuse for a missed photographic opportunity.

Underneath, the Nikon EXPEED image processing engine produces fast response times, clean and sharp images without any compromises. The built-in GPS, RAW support and integrated Ethernet connector for image sharing via Nikon's 'my Picturetown' make it one of the most advanced compact cameras on the market today.

Thanks to its attractive, intelligent design with an SLR-like grip for perfect handling, user-friendly button layout and 2.7-inch high-resolution TFT screen, it's easy to use - allowing you to concentrate on the shooting.

The camera also captures images in Coolpix Raw file format (.NRF) which provides all of the latitude and non-destructive image adjustments afforded to digital SLR owners are.

The P6000 has a strong photographic foundation with the advanced metering, aperture, shutter and ISO controls that more serius photographers enjoy, meshed with a few perks gleaned from its more automated and simpler point & shoot Coolpix cousins.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (6),Easy to use (5),Great picture quality (4),Easy to setup (3),Simple controls (3)
Cons:
Short battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (6),Family photos (3),Fun (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

Nikon Features

  • 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens superior optics provide exceptional pictures throughout the versatile zoom range plus two ED Glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations and get you sharp, crisp pictures
  • EXPEED Image Processing ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Nikon's comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and technologies accumulated throughout the long history of photographic and digital imaging development
  • Incredible, Bright 2.7-inch High Resolution LCD and Optical Viewfinder makes it easy to compose and share your pictures with friends and family. The incorporation of the optical viewfinder enables you to see through the lens in any type of lighting condition
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake to prevent blur producing clearer, sharper results in lower light or unsteady conditions. In addition, the benefits of Nikon's VR system extend to faster framing on the monitor and smoother action when using the movie mode
  • Program, Aperture, Shutter and Manual Exposure Modes allow you to have the ultimate control over your pictures. The D-SLR-type mode dial on the top of the camera provides quick access for greater personal and creative control
  • Auto adjusts up to ISO 6400 and lets you keep shooting, even in lower light. With a light sensitivity range of up to ISO 6400 in manual control, this creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions
  • New COOLPIX RAW mode (.NRW) with Windows Imaging Component allows you to take and edit pictures in RAW mode with Windows Vista
  • my Picturetown with Wired LAN enables viewing and uploading of your pictures anytime, anywhere. Simply connect the camera to your Ethernet cable for your wired LAN and the camera will automatically upload your pictures to Nikon's my Picturetown photo storage and sharing service
  • New GPS capability will automatically geo-tag your photos with the exact location of where you shot that picture. Upload pictures directly to my Picturetown, then conduct searches based on the location of where your pictures were taken
  • Nikon Image Innovations include: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which will automatically look for and fixes most instances of red-eye. You may never see red-eyes again! Face Priority AF is Nikon's face-finding technology that quickly finds and focuses on up to 12 faces in a group portrait
  • Available System Accessories such as a wide-angle and telephoto converters, Nikon Speedlights, let you expand the capabilities of the camera, enhancing your creativity
  • High Quality TV Movies with Sound are now just a press of a button away with your COOLPIX. Record TV-quality movies with sound; duration is limited only by the available space on your SD/SDHC card. Connect your camera to your TV and you have instant home-movies

Nikon Specifications

Image Sensor Type
CCD
Sensor Size
1/1.7 in.
Total Pixels
13.93 million
Effective Pixels
13.5 million
Image Area (pixels) - 13M
4224 x 3168 (13M)
3264 x 2448 (8M)
2592 x 1944 (5M)
2048 x 1536 (3M)
1600 x 1200 (2M)
1280 x 960 (1M)
1024 x 768 (PC)
640 x 480 (TV)
4224 x 2816 (3:2)
4224 x 2376 (16:9)
3168 x 3168 (1:1)
LCD Monitor Size
2.7 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
LCD Monitor Resolution
230000 Dots
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
64
Highest ISO Sensitivity
6400
Storage Media
SD
SDHC
Internal Memory
Approx. 48MB
Image Stabilization
Optical
Interface
Hi-speed USB
Lens Zoom
4x
Lens Specification
6.0-24.0mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 28-112mm); f/2.7-5.9; 9 elements in 7 groups
Viewfinder
Optical and LCD
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Battery / Batteries
EN-EL5 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Charger
MH-61 Charger
Battery Life - CIPA
Nikon Rechargeable: 260 shots (CIPA)
Approx. Dimensions
Height: 2.6 in. (65.5mm)
Width: 4.2 in. (107mm)
Depth: 1.7 in. (42mm)
Approx. Weight
8.5 oz. (240g)
Warranty
Nikon warranty
Mfr #
26135
SKU
INKCPP6000BK

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera for traveling

I travel a lot and needed a good camera to take pictures of the sites. I've had others but decided to splurge on this because of the GPS capability. It takes fantastic day pictures. It is very good at sunrise and sunset. While it can take good pictures at night, you definitely need a tripod or a way to brace the camera. My one major beef is that the GPS takes forever to find out where it is if you go beyond 2 hours. There is no way to tell the camera to keep the location longer than that, so ...

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I travel a lot and needed a good camera to take pictures of the sites. I've had others but decided to splurge on this because of the GPS capability. It takes fantastic day pictures. It is very good at sunrise and sunset. While it can take good pictures at night, you definitely need a tripod or a way to brace the camera. My one major beef is that the GPS takes forever to find out where it is if you go beyond 2 hours. There is no way to tell the camera to keep the location longer than that, so it has to recompute its location. If you travel and bring out the camera at your destination, it can take over 10 minutes to figure out where it is (even in broad open space). Once it does figure out where it is, then the geocoding is wonderful and really helps keep track of your travels, especially if you use iPhoto (or some other program that supports geotagging). Overall a great little camera with excellent picture quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Truly appalling battery management

I like the camera. It is compact, feels good in my (large) hands, takes good photos and is easy to carry around. However, what enrages me almost every time I try to use it is that the battery has drained. I also have a D70s and, perhaps, am pampered by the battery life in that. However, I do NOT expect a camera to drain itself over a couple of weeks sitting switched off in a cupboard. It is simply not acceptable and means I'm unlikely to buy another Nikon compact. BTW - I never have been able...

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I like the camera. It is compact, feels good in my (large) hands, takes good photos and is easy to carry around. However, what enrages me almost every time I try to use it is that the battery has drained. I also have a D70s and, perhaps, am pampered by the battery life in that. However, I do NOT expect a camera to drain itself over a couple of weeks sitting switched off in a cupboard. It is simply not acceptable and means I'm unlikely to buy another Nikon compact. BTW - I never have been able to get the camera to upload photos via the network connector.

Reviewed by 17 customers

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really amazing picture clarity

By

from Dubai - United Arab Emirates

reliable cute and compact, hasslefree oporation,handy.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Falls way below normal Nikon standards

By

from San Francisco

I have owned many Nikons over the years, and have always been satisfied. This camera, though, is the exception. It never properly did all it was said to be able to do. Worked slowly and poorly (eg, NEF). I would have sold it off, except I could not do so in good conscience. I realize that a small camera like this cannot be expected to do what my D300 does, but it should do what is advertised. Nikon really stumbled badly with this one.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera for traveling

By

from Colorado

I travel a lot and needed a good camera to take pictures of the sites. I've had others but decided to splurge on this because of the GPS capability. It takes fantastic day pictures. It is very good at sunrise and sunset. While it can take good pictures at night, you definitely need a tripod or a way to brace the camera. My one major beef is that the GPS takes forever to find out where it is if you go beyond 2 hours. There is no way to tell the camera to keep the location longer than that, so it has to recompute its location. If you travel and bring out the camera at your destination, it can take over 10 minutes to figure out where it is (even in broad open space). Once it does figure out where it is, then the geocoding is wonderful and really helps keep track of your travels, especially if you use iPhoto (or some other program that supports geotagging). Overall a great little camera with excellent picture quality.

(12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Truly appalling battery management

By

from Vancouver, Canada

I like the camera. It is compact, feels good in my (large) hands, takes good photos and is easy to carry around. However, what enrages me almost every time I try to use it is that the battery has drained. I also have a D70s and, perhaps, am pampered by the battery life in that. However, I do NOT expect a camera to drain itself over a couple of weeks sitting switched off in a cupboard. It is simply not acceptable and means I'm unlikely to buy another Nikon compact. BTW - I never have been able to get the camera to upload photos via the network connector.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Low battery life

By

from Montana

I, too, have been disappointed with the very low battery life. If it is left unused for even a week, it is "dead" and needs recharging. Any advise=fix?

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Get an inexpensive DSLR or a point & shoot instead

By

from Syracuse, NY

I have a D300 and bought this as a sub camera. Every time I try to use it, the battery is completely exhausted after a couple of weeks of non-use. I had the local store send it back twice to NIKON. First time, NIKON replaced the battery charger while there was nothing wrong with it. The second time I requested a replacement or a credit but they refused. Not much sense of purchasing an extended warranty! The major flaw is that the battery drains even when everything is switched off. There is no battery indicator until the power is just about exhausted, which you do not see. (Unlike DSLR which you can continuously monitor the battery health.) Now I bought a second battery and always carry it in the camera pouch. Manual focusing and other manual settings are cumbersome. GPS is useless. In effect, this camera is trying to be something it is not. This camera does not fit in a pocket anyway. When I did not want to carry D300, I borrowed D40 (or I suggest D3000 for the same price) and got far better results. (I had Coolpix 5200 and its price and my expectation were lower. I gave it to my son who still uses it for snapshots.) I have been a continuous NIKON user since NIKKOMAT, F3, D1 but I am very unhappy with this camera. I wonder whether I should have bought a similar, albeit slightly larger, camera from another maker instead.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Good Geotagging Camera

By

from Kearny, NJ

It has its pros and cons.... Overall I am satisfied with the Camera. Cons: First like any camera it can get dust dirt or debris inside the camera be careful mine got some sort of smudge inside even tho it's not a dslr type camera. Second the battery life. It will last more then 100 photos on a single charge but when my battery gets low my camera just dies no low battery waring it just stops taking photos and the lens stays out. I keep extra charged batteries on hand for when I need them. New battery all is fine. Pros: GPS capabilities fantastic you are able to Geotag photo place location great for photo mapping applications. Camera Does take good movies Decent Zoom Photo quality is amazing most of the time I do not even need the flash engaged to take pictures. Nikon's low light feature can blow you away.. The 13.5 megapixel sensor can make you take almost professional quality like DSLR photos, from a point and shoot. Ohh yah great technical support with Nikon as well for when or if you may need it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent P6000 Offers Awesome Control!

By

from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Love this camera. Why? It's compact, easy to use and handle and I can control all my settings like a DSLR. Yes, this baby can do it all without all the bulkiness of a DSLR. At 13.5 Megapixels, this Digital can take CRISP and CLEAR pics and thus far I am not disappointed. I am very happy that this Digital camera has provided me with the opportunity to take some great pics with optimal performance and high resolution pics. I am impressed on all that I can do. Nikon products offer Quality! This item comes with 2 ED elements which helps with help "reduce chromatic aberrations." Also a great point and shoot camera with a large size LCD screen of 2.7 inches! You also have the capability of looking through a view finder, yes a viewfinder in case of your inability to see the LCD screen in bright daylight. Easy to use, Easy and light to carry! A great little Camera that packs a powerful punch in a little package. Thus far, there hasn't been a Nikon product that I've purchased that I haven't liked. This one is simply the best and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Well, gotta go now and take more pics with my Nikon P6000! Awesome item!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sad it was discountinued

By

from Montreal, QC, Canada

Excellent camera, compact, solid, and robust. Userfriendly and excellent NRW capability. I purchased this camera for its hi-end features in a small package. Macro capability is excellent. I have used the P6000 for +1 year and it is reliable. It meets if not surpass my expectations and works exactly as per NIKON's specifications, add, and sale brochure outline. If I ever lose this camera I would buy another one however I now realize it is discounted...

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This is the 1st Nikon product in 30+ years i hate!

By

from Toronto Canada

The camera has very nice external design features BUT unfortunately it has some very negative shooting aspects as follows; -Taking a single RAW image freezes up the camera for at least 5 seconds before you can take another -The GPS simply does not work most of the time in attempting to get a fix and when it does, even outdoors in perfect open sky clear conditions it takes at least 2 minutes negating the whole idea of being able to pull the camera out and taking a grab shot with a GPS fix imbedded in the image tag -Way too much noise even in medium lighting conditions because of the very small sensor size I wish I had better news about this pricey camera but unfortunately Nikon really missed the boat with this one. The only way to improve a camera like this is to design a APS-C sized sensor camera with a socket for the more powerful Nikon GP-1 external GPS antenna attachment!

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