Conclusion: Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera With the Coolpix P6000, Nikon shows exactly what is meant with a serious digital compact camera for the serious photographer. The camera of the P-series should be able to distinguish itself from the masses, and this is in fact exactly what the P6000 does.
Summary: The 13.5Mp Nikon CoolPix P6000 is a compact camera pitched unashamedly at the high end of the market, an area previously dominated by arch-rival Canon, with its highly capable G9 and G10 compacts.
Excerpt: The Coolpix
P6000 ($499) is the flagship camera in Nikon's
compact digital camera lineup. It features a 13.5
Megapixel CCD, a 4X wide-angle zoom lens, image stabilization,
2.7" LCD display, full manual controls, a hot
shoe, and RAW format support.
Pros: Good photo quality at low ISOs, and in good light, Well built, fairly compact, easy to hold (for the most part), Optical image stabilization (known as Vibration Reduction here), Sharp 2.7" LCD is visible outdoors and in low light, Full manual controls, Customizable menu and button, Support for th...
Cons: Noise reduction smudges fine details and solid areas of color, even at lowest ISO; noticeable detail loss at ISO 400 and above, Occasional highlight clipping, Lens is slow at the telephoto end, Unusual RAW format has huge file sizes, slow shot-to-shot times, and cannot be used in continuous shoot...
Nikon P6000 Coolpix 13.5 MP Digital Camera: Over The Top
Personal Electronics buzz
28 December 2008
Excerpt: The Nikon P6000 Coolpix 13.5 MP digital camera has so many features it hard to sum it up. I have waited for this digital camera for months. I have an old Nikon point and shoot that will never die and I have been happy with its reliability.
Summary: For a compact, the P6000 is pretty good, but if you buy it thinking it's going to match a dSLR you're going to be disappointed. The responses aren't as fast, the viewing system is inferior and the control layout is less efficient.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a "pro" level compact consumer digital camera that offers total exposure flexibility in an attractive and durable body. The P6000 has one of the best grip on a compact digital camera. The textured and almost all-black finish give the camera a professional look.
Summary: Thanks to its built-in GPS receiver and Ethernet port, Nikon's $499 Coolpix P6000 camera is innovative. But as with any invention, it takes time to work out the kinks; its GPS receiver simply wasn't accurate. Plus, the image quality, while good, didn't measure up to other Nikon cameras we've tested.
Summary: Advanced compacts are one of the most interesting segments of the digicam market at the moment, offering much of the power – in terms of exposure control, at least – of a DSLR in packages that are easier to tote along in a pocket or purse.
Pros: Generally solid auto focus, Customizable interface couldn't be much better, Pro-grade build quality, Rich, detailed images at lower ISOs
Cons: Luminance noise shows up in regular-sized prints, GPS, network connectivity could have both been better, Screen and viewfinder not a great combo, Flash recycle times measurable with a calendar, Underwhelming battery life
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is an impressive camera. It has a great set of features. These have been put together in a clever way that makes the camera as easy as it can be to use when taking all the features into account. Picture quality is very good indeed.
Pros: Ease of use, features, build quality, picture quality