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Nikon Coolpix P6000
Nikon Coolpix P6000

Hey! You should know that Nikon has released a newer version of this product: the Nikon Coolpix P7000.

Nikon Coolpix P6000

We've given the P6000 a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

The P6000 is out of date, and has been replaced by the P7000.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.


  • 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
  • Part Number: 26135
  • UPC: 689466081879
  • Release Date: Sep 01, 2008

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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 3.0 out of 5
P6000 is NOT for me (craig in CT — 12/11/2008)

While many newcomers to digital photography may be awed by the Nikon P6000, I am not impressed by its overall performance. This was supposed to be my third digital camera, but I am going to be sending it back for a refund. I am a 6' 1", 230 lb man with large hands, so the P6000 does not fit my hands well. It is awkward to pick up and to hold. The previewed color image in the LCD does not accurately represent the forthcoming photograph. It is very difficult to do simple white balance adjustments that are accurate. When I pushed the exposure it very quickly added white speckles to the photos in low light situations. A fully charged battery lasted less than a 150 pictures. yes, I had to recharge. The controls were not intuitively arranged to my way of handling a camera. The 4x zoom does not offer sufficient distance penetration/range that I need. I will say that the picture details were good in outdoor and bright light situations, though in full snow mode zoom the camera generated a dark border around the mourning doves I was photographing on the snow. Preset scene settings initially seemed to offer some setting facilitation when shooting indoors, but trying to zoom in on a stage in a dark auditorium did not yield good quality pix, with the stock lens. Presets constrained manual adjustments. Trying to set the M, A, P, and S parameters was a coin toss because of the difficulty of trying to remember which buttons and wheels to push and turn to get the desired combination of aperture and speed to be able to shoot without the flash. Someone with small hands and a lot better memory and more patience might find this camera satisfactory, but compared to my two other Sony cameras, this was a pain. I got only half a dozen good pix out of the 150 that I shot in a wide range of settings, which is NOT my usual success ratio for pix I take. A word to the wise: go to a camera store and do a hands-on trial before making a purchase!!