|Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera review : Nikon has enjoyed an enormous boost in popularity over the past year, which most photographers undoubtedly will have noticed. Nikon's digital SLR series is extremely successful, and not only for the professional. Both the entry-level model and the professional D3 have increased sales numbers, and Nikon seems to leap forward once again with the introduction of the Nikon D3x. This is all about DSLR cameras, which is quite striking indeed. The Nikon Coolpix camera series is a totally different call.
Nikon Coolpix compact cameras & digitale SLR cameras
The market share of the Coolpix camera shows a vast difference to that of Nikon’s digital SLR cameras. The figures are proof of the difficulty Nikon encounters when it comes to the compact camera segment. It seems that these segments are so separate that they hardly seem to affect one another, if even at all. Nikon revealed a strategy in 2007 which should increase sales numbers of the DSLR and compact cameras. The DSLR as well as the compact camera segment required growth. And here we are, two years later, only to see that the Coolpix camera has turned out to be the problem child.
Nikon P6000 with GPS, LAN and RAW support
In August 2008, Nikon introduced its flagship, the Nikon Coolpix P6000. Since this camera was considered to be the answer to the popular PowerShot G series, expectations were sky-high. Raw was absolutely required and a wide angle of a minimum of 28mm compulsory. The camera should offer extensive manual possibilities as well as be able to surprise the user. On paper, the specifications have interesting options; such as the integrated GPS and LAN support.
Nikon Coolpix P6000 review
The Nikon P6000 is also equipped with a 1/1.72 inch 13.5 Megapixel CCD sensor and a 4x optical zoom starting at a wide angle of 28mm. At first glance, an interesting digital camera for the enthusiastic amateur and a nicely sized second camera for the serious pro. The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is in fact the only camera of the Coolpix line that offers more than just the auto mode. This is what you'd expect from a Nikon camera, right? Whether this striking Coolpix camera is able to have a positive influence on the market share partly depends on its performance in practice. Our findings can be read in the following Nikon Coolpix P6000 review.
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"The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a compact camera belonging to the entry-level assortment of Nikon's DSLR cameras. The Nikon P6000 features photography functions as well as a genuine GPS module and LAN support. In short, the camera is able to distinguish itself from the masses for its specifications alone. High time to take some test samples. The Nikon Coolpix P6000 test photos are taken in Amsterdam, Central Station in The Netherlands."
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