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Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review
Digital camera review overview
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Introduction
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Camera
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Control
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Adjustments
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Storage and Energy
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Test-images
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Test-images
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Camera
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Conclusion

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Conclusion

Nikon Coolpix P6000 digital camera
With the Coolpix P6000, Nikon shows exactly what is meant with a serious digital compact camera for the serious photographer. The camera of the P-series should be able to distinguish itself from the masses, and this is in fact exactly what the P6000 does. Most certainly compared to the other Coolpix models and to be frank, these do not resemble a true Nikon in my opinion. With its allround setting possibilities and unique features such as GPS and LAN support, the Nikon P6000 is currently one of the most remarkable compact cameras.

Nikon Coolpix P6000 camera operation
While testing, the Nikon Coolpix P6000 turns out to be a pleasant camera to work with. The operation is as it should be; fast and intuitive, and keeping the shooting speed at a decent level. That is, if we stick to the JPEG format. The Nikon P6000 falls short if it has to show its power in the RAW format. This RAW format offers the camera its optimal image quality; but sadly we have to practice the virtue of patience here. The limited buffer requires a waiting time of literally several seconds (at least 4) before the camera shows some sign of it being alive again. This has a negative effect on the value judgment of the camera; when it comes to it being the ideal camera for the serious photographer.

Nikon P6000 setting possibilities
Despite some other shortcomings, such as the rather ineffective optical viewfinder and a live histogram lacking, the Nikon Coolpix P6000 offers many possibilities. The customizable Fn and My-menu buttons allow for quick switching between various essential settings which allows you to fully concentrate on taking the picture. You will soon notice the camera functions as an extension of your own hand, perfect. The image quality also stands strongly. The amount of pixels on the other hand is over the top and it is better to stay away from high ISO values from 400 to 800 because of noticeable noise. Other than that, the camera offers quality.

Nikon Coolpix P6000 image quality
The lens of the Nikon P6000 delivers an outstanding performance. Nikon shows its true force with the excellent sharpness, over the entire focal length, in the center as well as to the edges, of this lens. Slight distortion at wide angle, although acceptable, makes this also an excellent element of the Nikkor ED VR 4x zoom lens. Nikon drops a notch in telephoto where chromatic aberration occurs. Speaking in general, the Nikon Coolpix P6000 features a first class lens.

Nikon Coolpix P6000 review conclusion
The Nikon Coolpix P6000 has two strong competitors, the Canon PowerShot G10 and the Panasonic LUMIX LX3; both strong in their own field of experience. Naturally, the ultimate goal is to offer the perfect compact camera solution to the serious photographer. Nikon is close, the concept is there. The only hurdles that have to be taken are to apply a larger buffer and to avoid increasing the pixel amount. The message for the next generation should be to focus on pixel quality. If you have enough patience, you will find the Nikon Coolpix P6000 an all-round digital camera that provides high quality pictures. If you do not have a minute to spare, you should perhaps go for the new generation of Coolpix P cameras. It's all up to you.
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Nikon Coolpix P6000 - RAW & JPEG format
The Nikon Coolpix P6000 features standard an internal memory of approximately 48MB. This is not useful for high resolution photography. It can take only two RAW format images and there is only little extra space for the JPEG format with 13.5 Megapixels and 7 pictures. An additional memory card is the only effective solution. Considering you shoot in the highest quality in RAW format, an 8GB card will be the most appropriate.

Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
13,5 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 4:3- RAW - 80 pictures
13,5 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 280 pictures
13,5 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 600 pictures
13,5 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 1160
12 Megapixels - 4224x2816 pixels - 3:2 - JPEG - Fine - 280 pictures
12 Megapixels - 4224x2816 pixels - 3:2 - JPEG - Normal - 600 pictures
12 Megapixels - 4224x2816 pixels - 3:2 - JPEG - Standard - 1160 pictures
10 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 16:9 - JPEG - Fine - 280 pictures
10 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 16:9 - JPEG - Normal - 600 pictures
10 Megapixels - 4224x3168 pixels - 16:9 - JPEG - Standard - 1160
10 Megapixels - 3168x3168 pixels - 1:1 - JPEG - Fine - 400 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3168x3168 pixels - 1:1 - JPEG - Normal - 800 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3168x3168 pixels - 1:1 - JPEG - Standard - 1560 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3264x2448 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 480 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3264x2448 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 960 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3264x2448 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 1920 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 760 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 1560 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 3040 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 1240 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 2440 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 4600 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 2040 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 3880 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 6920 pictures
1,3 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 3120 pictures
1,3 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 5640 pictures
1,3 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 10400 pictures
0,8 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 4600 pictures
0,8 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 8320 pictures
0,8 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 13840 pictures
0,3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Fine - 10400 pictures
0,3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Normal - 15600 pictures
0,3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - 4:3 - JPEG - Standard - 24960 pictures

Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - 30fps - 29 min 20 sec
Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - 15fps - 57 min 20 sec
Video Resolution 320x240 pixels - 15fps - 115min 20 sec

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