Nikon Coolpix P6000 Brief Review


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  • 13.5 megapixels
  • Auto focus
  • Auto and manual and exposure
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction image stabilization
  • 4x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • ISO 64-2000
  • Integrated GPS Secure Digital memory storage (48MB Internal)
  • Lithium-ion battery 2.7-inch LCD display
  • Release Date: 2008-09-01
  • Final Grade: 78 3.9 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon Coolpix P6000
13.5 megapixels; Auto focus; Auto and manual and exposure; Lens-shift vibration reduction image stabilization ; 4x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; ISO 64-2000; Integrated GPS Secure Digital memory storage (48MB Internal); Lithium-ion battery 2.7-inch LCD display
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The P6000 is out of date, and has been replaced by the P7000. Here's what we had to say about the P6000 when it was released in September 2008.

The Nikon P6000 is a 13-megapixel digital camera that features built-in GPS functionality. The 13.5-megapixel compact point-and-shoot updates the successful P5000, adding in integrated GPS for those interested in geo-tagging. The P6000 offers automatic and manual controls, making it an excellent camera for both novices and experienced users.

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Nikon has long been one of the top manufacturers in the industry, and their products are still solid options today. The camera giant is continuously releasing new products with enhancements in image quality and performance.

It's hard to go wrong with a Nikon DSLR. With a different model available for every skill level from beginner to professional, Nikon's DSLR's have always been top notch. Their latest DSLRs have seen improved noise reduction, enhanced video quality and upgraded designs over cameras from just a few years ago.

Nikon made an interesting move in the realm of mirrorless cameras—instead of pushing for bigger sensors, Nikon instead has focused on speed. The Nikon 1 line cameras use a 1” sensor, which is larger than your average point-and-shoot but smaller than the Micro Four Thirds options. While the 1 line doesn't have much resolution, their cameras boast speeds upwards of 15 fps—no other mirrorless line currently comes close to that level of speed.

Nikon's compacts aren't as much of a sure thing as their DSLRs—some of their smaller cameras are quite impressive, while others are beaten out by competitors. We liked their higher end consumer point-and-shoots like the COOLPIX S6500, but be careful with their budget compacts. They offer quite a range of compact cameras, just be sure to read the reviews on the individual camera first.

Nikon offers a full range of cameras from tiny budget models to professional DSLRs. More often than not, if you go with a Nikon, you're getting a solid camera.

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