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Nikon CoolPix P6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 384 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the color and lens. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and memory. There are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder and shutter.

portability, usability, image quality, lens, color

value for money, battery, manual adjust., memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon CoolPix P6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix P6000


DSLR camera owners have a lot to be happy about when it comes to pure camera performance, but let's face it — the size does get restrictive on many occasions. Really, do you want to be the guy with the bulky camera at family dinners or the guy who...

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 - Review of the Nikon Coolpix P6000


Good image quality, Ethernet port allows for speedy transfer of RAW images, Versatile wide-angle 4X lens, Sharp, bright LCD display

Large and heavy, Mediocre image stabilization, Sluggish shot-to-shot speeds, Weak GPS receiver

Indeed, Nikon, whose headquarters are in New York, said its staff has had trouble receiving a signal in the city (though this doesn't explain the random locations). Long story short: You might have more trouble getting a signal in urban areas. We...

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera First Impressions Review


The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a high-end compact point-and-shoot that flirts with the capabilities of an SLR while retaining a relatively small form factor. At 13.5 megapixels and with a 4x optical zoom the P6000 offers a good selection of manual controls...

- Small, light and handles well - Built-in GPS - Plenty of manual controls - ISO 6400

- Expensive - Only 4x optical zoom - Menu system can be confusing

The P6000 is Nikon's latest high-end compact point-and-shoot. It offers a variety of upgrades over its predecessor the P5100, including (of course) an increase to 13.5 megapixels, ISO 6400 and allegedly improved low-light performance (we hope) and...


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Nikon Coolpix P6000


The P6000 makes an excellent choice for the point and shoot photographer who wants to exercise a little more creative control, yet is either overwhelmed by an SLR or can't justify the cost. The zoom range is quite usable, and the image quality is...

13.5MP resolution4X (28mm-112mm) optical zoomOptical VR Image StabilizationProgram, Aperture, Shutter and Manual exposure modesFull manual control over most settings

If you want a high-end point and shoot camera that takes excellent pict...


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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review


The new Nikon P6000 is the most full-featured and highest-priced model in Nikon's extensive range of Coolpix compact digital cameras. Designed to appeal to the keen enthusiast photographer, the P6000's most obvious competitor is the Canon PowerShot...

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a good camera in its own right, but doesn't quite cut the mustard when compared to its main rivals, the Canon PowerShot G10 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. There are just too many rough edges, with the noisy images at slow ISO...

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Nikon Coolpix P6000 has a sensor with 13.5 megapixel resolution, coupled to a Nikkor ED-branded 4x wide angle zoom lens that offers a useful 28mm wide-angle. The lens also includes Optical VR image stabilization, helping reduce camera shake when...

In addition to Program, Aperture- / Shutter-priority and Manual exposure modes, the Coolpix P6000 offers a selection of 15 different scene-optimized modes, several movie modes with sound (including a time-lapse mode), and a macro mode that can focus...

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review


The P6000 certainly offers a lot of bang for the buck, and it's the only camera that supports geotagging straight out of the box. How does it perform? You'll have to find out by reading our review, which starts right now

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...

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...

All things considered, the Coolpix P6000 is a decent camera, but not a great one. It has a lot to live up to as the flagship of Nikon's compact lineup, and in that respect, it disappoints. While the P6000 is worth a look, I think the competition from...

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review


13.5 Megapixels, 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and New EXPEED Image Processing

RAW format, Excellent handling and ergonomics, Strong image quality at low ISOs, Sharp Nikon lens with useful zoom range, Pocketable size and weight, Color controls, Optical viewfinder

Relatively high price, Auto focus average to slow, Menu interface slow, Slow card write speed/small buffer, No live histogram, Lens relatively slow f/5.9 at 112mm, Manual focus is imprecise, Hot shoe only works with Nikon Speedlites, Ethernet only for...

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 at DC Resource


The Coolpix P6000 also gets mixed reviews in terms of photo quality. Overall, exposure was accurate, though the P6000 and it's tiny CCD tended to clip highlights here and there.

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Nikon P6000 Review at PhotographyBLOG


The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a good camera in its own right, but doesn't quite cut the mustard when compared to its main rivals, the Canon PowerShot G10 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

Product Specifications

The Coolpix P6000 delivers 13.5 megapixels of sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and produce beautiful enlargements. Its advanced image-processing engine optimizes performance and color reproduction. And the quality optics of its 28-112mm wide-angle optical Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens (35mm format equivalent) supports a focal range from wide angle through medium telephoto that maximizes compositional freedom. The Coolpix P6000 adopts practical user customization features inspired by Nikon's digital SLR cameras. This includes the Command dial and customizable Fn (Function) button that allow quick switching of settings, a custom shooting menu for quick access to regularly used selections, as well as the efficiency of its tabbed menu interface. And the Mode dial provides quick control over the advanced Programmed Auto, Shutter-priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto, and Manual exposure modes.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL5

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-5.9
Max Focal Length:24mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.9 mm ( 1/1.7 ) / 14.9 mm ( 1/1.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:13.5Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 2000 / ISO 3200 (3Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 6400 (3Mpix) / ISO 800 / ISO auto (100-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Monochrome
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical