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: I bought the Nikon P6000 to replace my Fuji Finepix E-900, which, unfortunately, I lost. I have several Nikons, including a D2x, so I thought I'd try Nikon's pricey compact for my "carry everywhere" camera. At the time I bought it, based on Nikon advertising and the price, this was their "best" digital point and shoot camera. This will be a short review. This has been the worst camera I ever owned, film or digital, at any price.
Pros: Cute and full featured
Cons: Cute and full featured mean nothing in a poor quality product. I can find nothing to recommend in this camera. It's even a lousy GPS unit.
Summary: All in all the Nikon Coolpix P6000 an ok little point-and-shoot. But I didn't buy it to be an ok little point-and-shoot. I bought it specifically for location scouting and geotagging. I have owned the P6000 for several months now, and have NEVER managed to get a signal with the GPS. Now, I figured it wouldn't exactly be a Garmin. And a little spotty coverage would have been tolerable, but to NEVER get a signal is unacceptable.
Summary: This is my 7th Nikon and it was a very bad choice. I just had the camera for a day, and had to send it to Nikon for service twice so far. They packed too much technology in this camera. The new RAW format; that even Nikon software can not open is totaly ridiculous. The shape of the camera is nice compact and solid and 13 meg. Pix deliveres a good quality picture.
Summary: I was interested in the Nikon P6000, but I am also seriously annoyed by the NRW proprietary RAW file format. I spent all day trying to get windows to read the NRW format without jumping through hoops with no luck. First I returned the unit, I won't buy any camera unless it supports a standard file format such as JPG. I bought the P6000 since it fully supports GPS data in the JPG format as well.
Summary: I own an SLR and was excited about the P6000 as an alternative to my point and shoot. The P6000 offered many of the controls of an SLR but in a compact package. I could not be more disappointed with this camera because the battery life is horrible. Every time I go to use the camera it’s DEAD! I thought I had a bad batteries so I replaced it then I thought it was the charger so I replaced that too. Now Nikon is telling me that “some times it just goes dead”.
Pros: Bright LCD
Cons: Poor Operation in Low Light, Short Battery Life