Summary: Having been a huge Nikon fan since the 70's I felt secure buying this camera. I had previously tried other point and shoot Digital cameras that had the latest features of the day. This camera seems cheap to me, too light,power button is difficult to press (maybe because I am male)but I would feel okay recommending this camera for a STARTER camera for later teenager to use. IMO, it fails on the over 55 segment.
Summary: For the short period I have owned this camera I find it to excel my expectations. It has produced art quality panoramas unlike anything I was able to create with my 35mm equipment. This is far more than a "point-and-shoot" camera, its manual functions make picture taking fun again. Tha ability to take black and white photos again is a real kick. Buy this or plan on the next step, which will cost at least $500 more. Update now that I have used this camera for months.
Excerpt: The camera has a lot going for it: Very compact. Easily pocketable even with its case. Excellent macro mode (35mm full frame coverage) that I have not seen on other "wide angle" compacts. As on some Nikons of the past, the sweet spot for macro mode is not at the widest angle zoom, so there is less barrel distortion. Changing to the "close up" scene mode will set the zoom to the sweet spot. Somewhat larger lens than other cameras this size (e.g.
Summary: Yes, the pictures are pretty good but for goodness sakes the Nikon View and Nikon Transfer software is terrible. And, Nikon, how could you design worse access port covers for the battery, memory chip and transfer cable! I use a Nikon D200 for professional photography and got the S6000 as an emergency back up camera.
Summary: Thi camera is nice, light and handy. The screen is good. Easy to find the commands and menus are simple. It would have been better with a separate charger for the battery. But battery life is ok. The photo quality is ok. Sharp pictures and colorful. The camera is snappy but between photos with flash, it can take up to 10-15 sec between each shot...And zooming could be slow some times.
Summary: I researched the compact digital camera options for some time. I had always used Canon cameras and was happy with them, but I thought I'd try a Nikon because of its strong reputation. I was intrigued at the possibility of shooting HD videos of the kids when I don't have a video camera handy. I got the camera with a leather case in the "kit" package. I put the camera in its case and went to a big box store to get the appropriate SDHC card for the camera.
Summary: Sorry, but this'll be brief. I decided to try a Nikon after many, many years of Canon usage (still have several). This Nikon S6000 seemed like a lot of bang for the buck. My impressions so far: Pro's: Great pics, small size, easy to use, great macro, automatic scene selection, good focal length Con's: Power button too small, takes WAY too long to zoom after turning on, zoom is in large jerky steps so it's hard to find that "right" framing, poor battery/SD cover design -...
Excerpt: Considering the price of the camera, I would say the camera is quite high-quality.
Pros: This camera is a good pocket fit. It’s very light, Screen is nice, the menus are simple and the battery life is alright. It takes colourful, sharp pictures, and there is no lagging between shoots!
Cons: The zoom can be slow at times, and the video quality is not sharp even though it shoots in HD video. In low light the video becomes quite dark.
Summary: UNA CAMARA MAS EN EL CAMINO No me encuentro satisfecho con la cámara puesto que las fotos no tienen el colorido necesario para decir que foto tan maravillosa además el precio es alto para esa cámara que no nos deja ver su cualidades.
Summary: En el momento de encuadrar, todo punto intenso de luz artificial (bombillas) en casa o en la calle, produce una LINEA MORADA (paralela al lado menor del cuadro, siempre, aunque se gire la máquina). Seguramente porque se 'meta' el rayo por el grupo de lentes. He intentado apantallarlo y puede ser que sea ese el problema, pero claro, no es viable este sistema de corrección.