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NikonCoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Bronze)
 
4.5

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (115)
  • Good image quality (99)
  • Compact (86)
  • Zoom range/performance (76)
  • Large clear LCD (74)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (20)
  • No viewfinder (11)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor flash (6)
  • No image stabilization (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (102)
  • Travel (82)
  • Landscape/scenery (78)
  • Low light (66)
  • Video (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (63), Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera for pointing and shooting.

this is a very good pocket camera. It is small enough to keep on your person at all times and powerful enough to create some very satisfying results.
It's 7x zoom is...Read complete review

this is a very good pocket camera. It is small enough to keep on your person at all times and powerful enough to create some very satisfying results.
It's 7x zoom is fantastic. We are pulling in pictures of birds in our gardens which was a real surprise. I have a $1500 400mm lens for my slr that I usually rely on for birding. getting some thrashers, wrens and robins with something from the breast pocket is nigh unbelievable.
The menu is easy to read and the LCD makes reviewing photos very pleasant. We adjusted the shooting saturation and added some saturation for capturing Spring flowers and the results are very satisfying.
We use this camera for capturing memories for our computers and Face Book. The Nikon S6000 is absolutely terrific for doing these things.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

B & H is Great but the Camera is ok at b

I'm a home Inspector, take about 2 to 300 photos a day. Need a camera that I can operate with one hand, easy to use and that the Battery last longer than most. ...Read complete review

I'm a home Inspector, take about 2 to 300 photos a day. Need a camera that I can operate with one hand, easy to use and that the Battery last longer than most. All of my previous cameras used AA's this was the first that has a Preparatory battery - Nice job on the Battery.

Very easy to use.

From day on the Shutter stick open, takes a pretty good photo, fairly easy to use and for the Price, I would recommend it.

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5.0

Very nice portable camera

By John

from Parlin, New Jersey

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

    Size and the weight, very light and compact

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    B & H is Great but the Camera is ok at b

    By Nick the Inspector

    from Mesa Arizona

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Shutter Design

    Best Uses

    • One Handed

    Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

    I'm a home Inspector, take about 2 to 300 photos a day. Need a camera that I can operate with one hand, easy to use and that the Battery last longer than most. All of my previous cameras used AA's this was the first that has a Preparatory battery - Nice job on the Battery.

    Very easy to use.

    From day on the Shutter stick open, takes a pretty good photo, fairly easy to use and for the Price, I would recommend it.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Refurbished CoolPix S6000

    By Ansible

    from Indiana

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

    My wife wanted a small camera to throw in her purse and always have with her. Considering she and the kids have broken 3 other digital cameras in the last 4 years, an expensive camera didn't make sense. The camera works fine and takes decent quality pictures. I have large hands, so the buttons are not friendly and holding it feels like holding a thick credit car, but it works for my wife.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    love the speed of this point and shoot

    By scrapchris

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

      For me, this is a toss in my purse so I always have it with me camera. I have three, very active boys and I love the super fast startup time with this camera. In fact, this purchase is to replace the same model that I have had for 18 months or so before my youngest son sat on it!

      It is not the best camera in low light, but I really like the fact that it is ready to shoot almost as soon as I press the on button, and that when I press the shutter button it takes the picture then and there - no crazy delay that makes you miss your shot entirely.

      For me, it is the perfect toss in my bag, always have it ready camera. I was dissapointed to see that Nikon had discontinued it and didn't really replace it with anything with a nice fast startup like it has, but I was thrilled to find a refurbished one here at B&H.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      This product its very high quality thank

      By Pedro de Sevilla

      from Sevilla, spain

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

        Very good best buy

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Buy!

        By Sister

        from East Lansing, MI

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

        Easy, convenient, and sleek. Only downside is the long(er) lag time. I'm a fan!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Cool little caera

        By mike@bensalem

        from Bensalem, Pa.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Bronze):

        This is the first pocket size camera that I've ever had. I take it with me everywhere I don't take a larger camera. People tend to shy away from refurbished things, but this camera works perfectly. I'm really glad I got it, and I loved the price.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Fast, good photos but not very compact

        By livatlantis

        from Amherst, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Flash
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Good video quality
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Poor Image Stabilization

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Bronze):

        I bought this camera refurbished to replace a broken Panasonic Lumix FX35. I considered the Lumix pretty much a perfect travel camera and was looking to replace it with something similar. I couldn't find that same camera again and the newer comparable Lumix compacts were either too expensive or lacked certain qualities my old camera had.

        Essentially, I bought this refurbished Nikon as a temporary camera until I could save up for something more Lumix-like. But having used the camera for on a trip to Asia, I'll say this camera might last me a lot longer than I intended.

        I'm going to review this camera based on features that are important to me, partially in comparison to the old Lumix. Then I will list some stand-out pros and cons.

        First off, the criteria were that my camera had to have:

        - Wide lenses (the Lumix was 24mm at its widest; this Nikon is 27mm)

        - A good UI (I never had to fight the Lumix UI and, although it did look antiquated, did the job just fine; the Nikon UI is fairly simple, with some annoying quircks)

        - A compact form factor (it has to travel with me when I travel, ideally on me, so I can get spur-of-the-moment shots. The Nikon is not as complex and only fits in my back pocket properly; quite a bit thicker than ultracompacts on the market)

        - At least 720p "HD" video (to record interviews and short clips for YouTube videos; the Nikon is perfect for this and even has stereo sound)

        - Good macro focus (the Nikon's 2cm beats the Lumix's 5cm on paper, although food shots were more effective with the Lumix)

        I'd have liked to have:

        - Exposure bracketing (for tone-mapped images and for iffy shots; Lumix had three-shot bracketing but the Nikon does not)

        - ISO control (the Lumix let you specify the ISO of every shot in 'Normal' mode; on this Nikon, you only limit the ISO range between 100-400 or 100-800, changing ISO shot-to-shot is not convenient, although possible).

        - Rugged construction (you never know what might happen, where you might drop it; for the Lumix and the Nikon feel very sturdy)

        Stand-out Pros:

        - Stereo H264 video at 720p at 30fps (great quality video at smaller filesizes)
        - Light, at ~156g (just throw it in the bag)
        - 7x optical zoom (which is great sometimes)
        - The five-way control, which also works as a scroll-wheel (this is genius)

        Cons:

        - You can't turn the camera on just to view photos without the lens extending
        - The "no flash" setting sometimes does not stay between shots or when you turn the camera off
        - The flash is placed where your fingers might block it while holding it (this actually helps sometimes, because of the above point)
        - Is quite thick for a compact, at 25mm (although not too much)
        - You have to go through the menu to change modes, although the UI, with a scroll-wheel dial and lots of buttons, is very intuitive

        Overall, I'm really happy with this camera, mostly for its intuitive (and familiar) Nikon UI, good image quality, good video, great macro and fairly compact build. That it doesn't have a touch-screen is also a relief.

        It doesn't afford you with any manual control (not even easy ISO selection), but takes great photographs both in Auto mode and using its SCENE modes (which give you some control).

        If it had been just a tad thinner, I'd have recommended it quite a bit more for travel. Otherwise, especially if you buy it refurbished, the camera is excellent value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Gr8 camera so far...

        By SPT

        from South Bend, IN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Black):

          I own this product for abt a week. I bought it as refurbished and paid [$]. So far, it is working gr8. Gives crispy pictures. Zoom is good. Easy to use. Conclusion: You can buy this nice branded camera, gr8 value for money.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Very good product

          By bladerunner

          from Rome, Italy

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

          I bring it with me during my holidays and I take good pics.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          CoolPix S6000

          By Ray

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Black):

            [...] it is a wonderful product! I've been using it non stop. The pictures came out very clear and the video quality is awesome!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Best point and shoot I've ever owned

            By Kelley

            from Asheville, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

            I'm no pro photographer but I take my camera with me everywhere and this one is perfect for what I do. I work in a garden and it does an incredible job with everything from close-ups of plants to action shots while volunteers are working. So far I have been very impressed with the quality of the photos. I especially love the very fast processing time between pictures which makes it easier to take multiple photos in a row. It is extremely compact and easy to slip into my pocket. Selecting a shooting mode can be a bit of a hassle... This camera requires you to open a menu screen and search for a mode, rather than just flipping a switch. Overall, though, I'm definitely a satisfied customer.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver) by

            By tfarmer

            from georgetown,texas

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

            great camera.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Great Camera

            By T

            from Michigan

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

              Just received my camera. Took only a couple of pictures so far. I would definately recommend this camera.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera, great price

              By Em Nature

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Great zoom range performance
              • Macro

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

                I use this for everyday moments, studying for lab practicals, and taking nature photos. The portability with the 7x zoom is unbeatable. [...] My mom and cousin bought the same model the next week, they loved mine so much.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great camera for the price

                By Svetlan

                from Boston. MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  We have just purchased this camera and it works great! Easy to operate, quick start and fast shooting. Takes sharp, clear photos. Metering system is much more advanced than other Coolpix cameras that we have purchased before. Hi quality digital screen. We love it!

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By BWard

                  from Tifton, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    This camera does it all. It works great for a camera that fits in your pocket and you use to catalog things. I was amazed that after taking pictures you can zoom in and read things from across the room. I wish my eyes could see this well. We took pictures of some awards on the wall about twenty feet away and forgot to label the names. Later we used the camera to zoom into the already taken images and it read as if the awards were in our hands. This is a purchase that I will recommend to my friends and family.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    CoolPix S6000 Fabulous Camera

                    By Harry the card man

                    from Goodrich, MI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      I take a lot of pictures of my children playing soccer and of the wild animals that visit our home. It is an amazing camera, easy to use and takes amazing pictures. The resolution top notch for a small camera!!

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10

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                      4.0

                      Very good deal for the price.

                      By Madrid

                      from Bayonne nj

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      [...]

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very pleased

                      By jesseb

                      from Damascus, Pa

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about CoolPix S6000 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      Good quality

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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