Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 13.5 Megapixel
  • 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 6400)
  • Wired network Connection
  • Coolpix RAW Format
  • GPS Capability
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Nikon P6000 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera takes precision and creativity to another level. The camera's superb image quality is guaranteed by an effective 13.5 megapixels, the wide-angle 4x zoom NIKKOR lens including 2 ED glass, an optical vibration reduction (VR) lens and a maximum ISO of 6400 to ensure low-light situations are no excuse for a missed photographic opportunity. Underneath, the Nikon EXPEED image processing engine produces fast response times, clean and sharp images without any compromises.

The built-in GPS, RAW support, and integrated Ethernet connector for image sharing via Nikon's 'my Picturetown' make it one of the most advanced compact cameras on the market today. Thanks to its attractive, intelligent design with an SLR-like grip for perfect handling, user-friendly button layout and 2.7-inch high-resolution TFT screen, it's easy to use - allowing you to concentrate on the shooting. The camera also captures images in Coolpix Raw file format (.NRF) which provides all of the latitude and non-destructive image adjustments afforded to digital SLR owners are.

The P6000 has a strong photographic foundation with the advanced metering, aperture, shutter and ISO controls that more serius photographers enjoy, meshed with a few perks gleaned from its more automated and simpler point & shoot Coolpix cousins. Additionally, a series of system accessories are available for photographers seeking to expand creatively and optically; going beyond the ordinary pocket camera.

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13.5 Megapixels for Superb Image Quality
The Coolpix P6000 provides 13.5 effective megapixels of resolution from its 1/1.7-inch RGB CCD so you'll be able to print images of superb quality at Poster size, or crop to focus on details without any loss of image quality. The improved high-performance image -processing engine, further enhances the resulting image quality and provides incredible color.
4x Wide-angle Zoom Nikkor ED Lens
The 4x optical zoom lens uses Nikon's world renowned optical technology with two ED Glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and get you sharp, crisp pictures, and deliver clear, crisp images. The lens is capable of taking wide angle shots with a focal range of 28-112mm (35mm equivalent). There is also a 4x digital zoom that can be combined for a total zoom of 16x. The lens also supports macro shooting with the capability to shoot as close as 1.6 inches.
Optical Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization
The Nikon VR Image Stabilization system incorporated into the NIKKOR Lens compensates for camera shake resulting in sharper images - even when shooting under unsteady conditions such as on a boat, and provides the ability to shoot at shutter speeds as much as three stops slower without blurring the image for sharper natural light images. In addition, the VR system provides faster and clearer framing on the cameras monitor as well as smoother action when using the movie mode.
EXPEED Image Processor
The camera incorporates Nikon's latest EXPEED Image Processor to ensure high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. The EXPEED Image Processor - part of Nikon's comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and the technologies acquired throughout Nikon's long history of photographic and digital imaging development, and renders natural-looking pictures of incredible quality while also providing quick responsiveness so you won't miss that special moment.
Versatile Shooting Modes
The camera provides both automatic and manual exposure control options including Programmed Auto (P) that automatically selects shutter and aperture settings for optimal exposure; Shutter-priority Auto (S) lets the photographer automatically select a desired shutter speed; Aperture-priority Auto (A) that provides 10-step control over the aperture setting; and a Manual (M) exposure mode that gives the photographer full control over both aperture and shutter speed settings. There is also a Live Histogram Function that graphically indicates shadow and highlight levels to help you avoid under/over exposure before shooting.
Optimize Image Options
Easily accessed optimization options help user to tailor results to the scene at hand or the intended use of the image. Image sharpening, tone compensation, color, saturation and hue adjustments are all easily controlled by the user, right in the camera. There is also a choice of color modes available including Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom or Black and White options.
Fully Customizable Operation
The Coolpix P6000 applies many of the practical user customization features found on Nikon's digital SLR cameras. This includes the Command dial and customizable Fn (Function) button that allows quick switching of settings, a custom shooting menu for quick access to regularly used selections, as well as the efficient of its tabbed menu interface. Plus, the Mode dial provides quick control over the advanced Programmed Auto, Shutter-priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto, and Manual exposure modes.
Sturdy and Lightweight Camera Body with User-friendly Controls
The Coolpix P6000 has a a solid body that features a magnesium alloy front panel for durability in a lightweight package, while the comfortable rubberized grip make the camera extremely easy to hold. Furthermore, the intuitive interface makes navigating and selecting images straightforward and provides quick and easy access to advanced functions for enhancing or correcting images.
Coolpix RAW mode
The Coolpix P6000 digital camera allows you to take and edit pictures in COOLPIX RAW (.NRW) format, and COOLPIX in-camera Picture Control (based on the technology from Nikon's award winning D-SLRs) allows the user to flexibly control shooting settings - even after the shot has been taken. RAW (.NRW) files can also be edited with Nikon ViewNX Software or with WIC-based applications.
High ISO Capability
The Coolpix P6000 makes it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity thanks to its high sensitivity with Auto Adjusts up to ISO 6400 (ISO 3200 and ISO 6400 settings are available at 3MP or lower resolution), while its image-processing engine with enhanced noise reduction preserves high image quality when shooting at high ISO settings.
1:1 Format Image Capture
Shoot pictures with a more traditional framing and composition thanks to the 1:1 (square) format option. the camera also provides 2:3 format for easier printing and 16:9 format for viewing on wide format video displays.
Nikon In-Camera Innovations
The Coolpix P6000 incorporates Nikon In-Camera innovations including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face Priority AF, and D-Lighting. The Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix system automatically corrects for most instances of the red-eye effect that is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera. The Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits. The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically brightening the dark areas in the picture, while maintaining the brighter areas of the image.
Movie and Voice Recording
Shoot QuickTime movies with sound at VGA resolution with a frame rate of 30 fps at a clip length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card. The Voice Memo Function Records up to 20 seconds of sound that can then be attached to an image.
GPS Capability
Use the camera's GPS capability to automatically geotag your photos with the exact location of where you shot that picture. Then Upload your pictures directly to my Picturetown and conduct searches based on the location of where your pictures were taken. Geotag data can also be accessed with Nikon's ViewNX software or any other website or software that can handle Geotags.
Bright 2.7" LCD & Optical Zoom Viewfinder
The High-Resolution LCD Display is bright enough to be clearly viewable under most shooting conditions and its large 2.7" size means that you can easily share pictures with family and friends right on the spot, while the incorporation of the high-quality optical viewfinder enables you to easily frame your images even under the most difficult lighting conditions and provides precision framing that is well suited to macro photography.
Wired Network Connection
The camera's Wired LAN network connection in combination with 'my Picturetown' enables viewing and uploading of your pictures anytime, anywhere. Simply connect the camera to a wired LAN using an Ethernet cable, and the camera will automatically upload your pictures to Nikon's my Picturetown photo storage and sharing service. The service provides the ability for you to store up to 2GB of image files for free.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 48 MB of built-in memory, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.
Print Directly to a Printer or Show Pictures on a TV
You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations.
Includes PictureProject Software
Nikon's Exclusive PictureProject software is designed to extend the enjoyment of taking pictures by making it simple to transfer images from camera to computer, organizing images so they're easy to find, edit them to add an extra sparkle, design ways to show off the pictures and share them with friends and family.
Compatible with Accessory Lenses and Flash Units
The Coolpix P6000 is compatible with optional lens accessories, including the 0.76x Wide-angle Converter (WC-E76), while a 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.
In the Box
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera (Black)
  • EN-EL5 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • EH-66 AC Adapter/Charger
  • Wrist Strap (AN-CP18)
  • USB Cable (UC-E6)
  • A/V Cable (EG-CP14)
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon P6000 specs

    Camera Type Wide-Angle Compact Advanced Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/1.7" 13.9 Megapixel CCD
    Effective Resolution 13.5 Megapixel
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait, Custom, Black-and-white
    Image File Formats JPEG
    RAW (.NRW)
    Recorded Resolution 13M (4224 x 3168)
    3:2 (4224 x 2816)
    16:9 (4224 x 2376)
    8M (3264 x 2448)
    1:1 (3168 x 3168)
    5M (2592 x 1944)
    3M (2048 x 1536)
    2M (1600 x 1200)
    1M (1280 x 960)
    PC (1024 x 768)
    TV (640 x 480)
    Video Recording QuickTime Motion JPEG with Sound
    TV movie (640 x 480 @ 30fps or 15fps)
    Small size (320 x 240 @ 15fps)
    Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
    Sepia (320 x 240 @ 15fps)
    Monochromatic (320 x 240 @ 15fps
    Time-lapse movie (without sound)
    Clip length limited only by available memory
    Audio Recording Yes
    Optics
    Lens Type Wide-angle zoom-NIKKOR ED Lens (9 elements in 7 groups)
    Optical Zoom 4x
    Lens Focal Length 6.0-24.0mm (28-112mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.6" (4cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.7-5.9
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Optical VR Image Stabilization)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount Yes (with optional UR-E21 Adapter)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF assist lamp
    Focus Modes Auto (9-area automatic selection), Center, Face-priority AF, Manual (99-area manual selection)
    Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
    Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - infinity wide
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO (64 - 800)
    Hi-Auto (64 - 1600)
    Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*)
    * At 3MP or lower resolution
    Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2000 seconds
    Aperture Range f/2.7-5.9 (max.)
    Exposure Metering TTL metering (256-segment matrix, Spot, Center-weighted, Spot AF area)
    Exposure Modes Programmed Auto (P), Shutter-priority Auto (S), Aperture-priority Auto (A), Manual (M), Exposure compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, White bal. Preset
    Scene Modes Portrait (with Scene Assist), Sports (with Scene Assist), Night Portrait, Sunset (with Scene Assist), Landscape, Party/Indoor, Night Landscape (with Scene Assist), Beach/Snow, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Close Up, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Dawn/Dusk, Voice Recording
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync., Rear-curtain sync.)
    Effective Flash Range 1' (0.3m) - 26' (8.0m)
    External Flash Connection Yes (Hot Shoe)
    External Flash Control i-TTL Flash Control for Nikon Speedlights
    Performance
    Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Burst Capability 0.8 fps Continuous
    Self Timer 10 seconds or 3 seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Powerxseywuduzxdrvr
    Built-in Memory 48MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
    Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery Type EN-EL5 Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter EH-66 AC Adapter/Charger (included)
    Input/Output
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control ML-L3 Wireless Remote (optional)
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32bit)
    Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
    Display
    Viewfinder Optical Zoom Viewfinder
    LCD Display 2.7" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with Wide Viewing Angle
    Language Options Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
    Playback Options 1 frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, Crop, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting)
    Physical
    Dimensions 2.6 x 4.2 x 1.7" (66 x 107 x 43mm)
    Weight 8.5 oz (240g)

    Nikon P6000 reviews

    Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera (Black) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not great. This P&S was purchased to replace my wife's Canon P&S, and to use it in my workflow, with the Speedlites and RAW capability. It is not, I repeat, not a replacement for a DSLR. But it does take respectable images, and is more than adequate for her needs. It is nice to have as a pocket camera. And it does do a very nice job on quick macro shots. Do get an extra battery, as they tend to lose a charge over time, even if not being shot. Does not utilize the NEF format like the rest of the Nikon RAW line, so you will need an additional plugin or Nikon's software for processing. Has a lot of noise above 400 ISO. But that's typical in a P&S.
    Date published: 2009-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Point & Shoot Camera I'm a dSLR user and make it a point to capture my images with a good body and lens. But for those occasions when I just don't feel like lugging around a brick over each shoulder, I now have an alternative solution in the form of the Coolpix P6000. PROS: - Compact - Ideal optical range - Excellent battery life - Ability to shoot in M (manual mode) - Option to use (or not use) flash - Built-in hotshoe CONS: - Slow shutter reaction time (as with any P&S camera) - Uses a proprietary RAW format not shared with Nikon dSLR cameras For a point and shoot camera, the P6000 has definitely exceeded my expectations.
    Date published: 2008-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool retro look, great photos! I was looking for a small camera with RAW capability. We all know thats the best new technology so no need to explain that the pictures could be easily retouched almost as if you were in a real lab. There is a before and after RAW in photography. Also this is the only PS camera with GPS. Plan a trip, take you Nikon P600 with you, come back home, download the pictures on your MAC; i-photo will create a map with the exact location where they were taken regardless if you were in NYC or the jungle. One more click and you could share them with the map on facebook. My friends couldnt believe it!!!!!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2009-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leave your SLR home for family outings I'm a pro photographer and have owned a zillion Nikon pro DSLRs (currently using the D300 + MBD10). My wife shoots with a D70. But when we're out and about with our 2 year old, we just wanted a point a shoot so that we didn't have to deal with the big stuff. The P6000 has controls that are much more similar to Nikon's DSLR line than to a point-and-shoot. Real knob for selecting exposure mode, and a command wheel! So I can be creative and shoot in Aperture Priority. Exposure compensation is simple, and image navigation/deleting/etc. is very straightforward. Image quality is very good so far -- best I've seen in a Nikon or Canon point-and-shoot. Battery life is great (uses a real rechargeable battery, though regrettably it can't share the charger with our DSLRs). Focus lock-on is still slow enough to miss child action as with other similar cameras, but for the most part it does what we need it to with the comfort of a pro quality camera. Ergonomics are great and definitely feel like a pro camera, with rubberized grip, etc. If you're shopping online, it's smaller than you might think from just seeing the photos -- I can put it in my coat/jacket pocket. Overall the new leader of the pack in point-and-shoot cameras.
    Date published: 2008-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from waiting too long for a camare like this! great camera, i took it to the park on my first day and i can say that its a great addition to my d200, great for video, and monochrome pics too.Tired of not being able to take my d200 at bars and restaurants or places that wont allow a semi pro camera, I was doing some research and i can Say that I am so happy that i waited and bought this great camera with pro features!! I can also use my Nikon Sb-800 flash, and record gps info into this camera. Picture quality is excellent. You get for what you pay, the only disappointment is that there is no battery meter.
    Date published: 2009-03-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I hate this camera I own an SLR and was excited about the P6000 as an alternative to my point and shoot. The P6000 offered many of the controls of an SLR but in a compact package. I could not be more disappointed with this camera because the battery life is horrible. Every time I go to use the camera its DEAD! I thought I had a bad batteries so I replaced it then I thought it was the charger so I replaced that too. Now Nikon is telling me that some times it just goes dead. There is no batterie indicator on the camera so its a shot in the dark if it will work on your next shoot. Also the images taken at 200 ASA and higher or some of the nosiest Ive ever had to work with. If you have a pocket full of Nikon batteries and are shooting at 50ASA then you might love this camera but I hate it.
    Date published: 2009-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent It's smaller than you think but, it feels great in hand. I am visually impaired and althoughmthe written directions are a bit difficult for me to read, I did get everything right. Takes amazing close-ups.
    Date published: 2009-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gerat point and shoot. No Raw software Waiting for Raw software.Long time Nikon user. Raw primary reason I bought camera. Easy to carry in pocket. Good photos. As with most point and shoots ISO above 400 noisey. Shutter lag,hold shutter release half down not so bad. No Raw software avaliable yet from anywhere that I know of so far, but knew this. Good quality wide angle,telephoto pictures. Good back up for my Nikon D300.
    Date published: 2009-01-05
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