amazon.com purchase - Nikon Coolpix P6000 13.5MP Digital Camera...
6 February 2012
Summary: The camera arrived in great condition... in box with all paperwork and materials (even the cords and accessories were packaged) JUST LIKE NEW..... VERY happy considering it was a used camera I was purchasing! I was EXTREMELY delighted when it arrived. It was for my EAST classroom after the new one had gotten broken.... couldn't afford a NEW one, but this one is JUST LIKE NEW..... only less expensive!!!
Summary: This is the best point and shoot camera on the market to date, in my opinion. I lost it to a fire and I've purchased other point and shoot (fuji fine pix f550exr, and nikon s6000) in an attempt to replace this one because the prioe now it just out of my range, but none can compare to the features of the p6000. I like the manual part of it and of course the image quality and the gps function as well.
Summary: Ok, first off, i would like to give you an idea about how well i know this camera. During the summer of 2009, i biked across America with this camera. And later today, I leave for Tanzania for 5 weeks to climb Kilimanjaro (I'll update this review with this camera's performance). I have had a lot of time to go seriously in depth with this camera, and there are things I love, and things I loathe.
Summary: I have had other Nikon digital cameras. All have taken excellent pictures. This is a compact and is about the same footprint (but thicker) than my cell phone. I like that it still has the optical finder. I suspect that the arm's length position (to see the LCD finder) prone to shakiness. Cameras were meant to be put up to one's eye and braced against the head. It has a lot of options - aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, even manual focus, if you want.
Summary: I haven't been able to get the P6000 to work. When I first turned it on, the multi-selector did not work so I could not get the camera set up. I called Nikon and after a long hold, I reached Nikon support. They said to send it to them via an (expensive) overnight service, which cost me twenty bucks or so (plus the inconvenience of a trip to town). Eventually the camera came back. It still did not work, in fact, it won't even turn on.
Summary: I bought this camera so I could have a good compact camera with integral GPS to automatically tag photos with their locations. I ordered the camera with 2 day shipping. Wall Street Photo didn't ship until after I sent them an email five days after I placed the order. They did send it with 2 day shipping however. I have the used the camera for over a month. Picture quality is good. Usability is fair.
Summary: What I wanted was a good quality point and shoot that has a viewfinder! For some reason, viewfinders are becoming rarer and rarer. View screens devour batteries and are not very useful in bright light. What I also wanted was something that fit in my pocket. I have a D200 and about 30 pounds of lenses and have discovered that the best camera is the one that you have with you. The P6000 has all of the controls that I need and is not simply a "program exposure" camera.