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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review

Review Date: Nov 11, 2008

Nikon Coolpix P6000
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Category: Serious and Advanced Amateur

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 has 13.5MP resolution, a 4x wide-angle optical Zoom-Nikkor lens (28-112 equiv.) with optical image stabilization and a large 2.7 in. high-resolution (230K pixels) LCD monitor with wide-viewing angle.

Vibration Reduction (VR) is Nikon's version of optical image stabilization. VR automatically detects and compensates for small camera movements that would otherwise cause images to blur. The result is sharper pictures when shooting in low light. VR also allows you to take advantage of slower shutter speeds (similar to shooting at shutter speeds two to three stops faster).

The Nikon P6000 provides full exposure flexibility with Programmed Auto, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority and full Manual modes.

Nikon's innovative D-Lighting function compensates for underexposed images or insufficient flash by automatically adding light and detail to selected shots where needed -- without affecting properly exposed areas. Nikon's In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most typical occurrences of red-eye. Face-Priority AF automatically finds and focuses on people’s faces to ensure clear, crisp focus on people's faces.

The Coolpix P600 supports RAW file format, Wired LAN connectivity, built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) that geotags your photos with the exact location of where you shot that picture, manual focus, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 for wireless shutter release. It has an optical viewfinder and a tough magnesium alloy front panel.

An optional Wide-angle optical lens Converter realizes a focal length of 22mm (35mm equivalent). The built-in accessory shoe supports the use of Nikon’s advanced i-TTL flash control for external flashes, including the Speedlight SB-400, SB-600 and SB-800.

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 should appeal to serious amateur photographers who desire complete control over the features of their digital cameras.

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Nikon Coolpix P6000
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix P6000US | CAN | UK | Coolpix  
  Image Sensor 13.5 effective megapixels (4224 x 3168)
1/1.7-in. CCD
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor ED with Optical VR Image Stabilization;
9 elements in 7 groups (2 ED lens)
  Focal Length 6.0-24.0mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 28-112mm)  
  Aperture Range f/2.7(W)-5.9(T); electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm  
  Optical Zoom 4x;
Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 448mm)
  Focus range (from lens) / Macro 50cm (1 ft. 7 in.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: 2cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (wide zoom position)
  Auto Focus Contrast-detect AF, Multi area AF  
  Focus-area selection Face Priority, Auto (9 focus areas), manual (99 focus areas), Center  
  Vibration Reduction VR Optical Image Stabilization  
  Shutter Speed 1/2000s - 8s (1/2000th - 30s when set to manual)  
  Exposure Control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure compensation, Auto bracketing  
  Shooting Modes

Self-timer: 10 or 2 second selection

  Continuous Shooting

0.9fps at Normal (4224 x 3168)


TV Movie 640 *: 640x480 @ 30fps, 15fps
TV Movie 640: 640x480 @ 15fps
Small Size 320: 320x240 @ 15fps
Time Lapse Movie: 640x480 @ 30fps
Sepia Movie 320: 320x240 @ 15fps
B&W Movie 320: 320x240 @ 15fps

  Image Size (pixels) 4224 x 3168 (13M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024×768 (PC), 640 x 480 (TV), 4224 x 2816 (3:2), 4224 x 2376 (16:9), 3168 x 3168 (1:1)  
  Built-in Flash

W: 0.3m - 6.0m / (1ft. - 19ft.)
T: 0.3m - 3.0m / (1ft. - 9ft.)

  Hot-Shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with safety lock
X-contact only
  Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed  
  LAN 100BASE-T  
  Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish  
  Viewfinder Real-image optical with LED indication; approx. 80% coverage  

2.7in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment; approx. 97% coverage shooting, 100% coverage playback

  ISO Sensitivity - ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200*2, 6400*2
- Auto (auto gain ISO 64-800)
- High ISO Sensitivity Auto (ISO 64-1600)
- Fixed Range Auto (ISO 64-100, 64-200, 64-400)
  Light Metering 256 -segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 AF areas)  
  Exposure Compensation -2.0-+2.0EV in steps of ⅓ EV
Auto bracketing
  White Balance

Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash

  Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 48 MB), SD/SDHC memory cards*1  
  Power sources

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-66 (supplied)

  Battery Life (approx.) Approx. 260 shots (CIPA) with EN-EL5 battery  

Included Accessories*3

- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
- AC Adapter EH-66
- USB Cable UC-E6
- Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
- Strap AN-CP18
- Software Suite CD-ROM
  Optional Accessories Battery Charger MH-61, Wide-angle Converter WC-E76, Adapter Ring UR-E21, Speedlight SB-400, SB-600, SB-900  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 107 x 65.5 x 42 mm /
4.2 x 2.8 x 1.7 in.
excluding projections
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 240 g / 12.9oz.
without battery and SD memory card
  MSRP US $499.95 / CDN $499.95 / UK £429.99  

*1 Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
*2 ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
*3 Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.
Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2008

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