Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera First Impressions Review$499.95
Nikon Coolpix P6000 Digital Camera First Impressions Review
Despite the plethora of features the Nikon Coolpix P6000 retains a relatively small and light body. We like the secure texturing of the hand grip and the flexible selection dial on the back of the grip. We do wish the LCD was a bit bigger, however.
The Nikon Coolpix P6000's front has a nicely textured grip for your hand on the left side, when looking from the front. Opposite it is the 6-24mm f/2.7-5.9 lens. Above and to the left of the lens is the front of the optical viewfinder. Directly below the viewfinder is the auto focus assist lamp. To the left of the lamp is the Infrared Receiver At eight o'clock in relation to the lens is the microphone for video recording.
From the front you see the nicely textured hand grip.
The back of the Nikon Coolpix P6000 is dominated by the 2.7-inch LCD display. To the left of the display is a row of buttons that will be familiar to any Nikon connoisseur. From the top you have the Function, My Menu, Manual Focus, Playback and Menu buttons. Direction above the LCD is the optical viewfinder with flash and auto focus indicators sitting to the right of the viewfinder. To the left of the viewfinder is a flash control button and above the top right of the LCD is a Display button. To the right of the LCD is the 4-way control. Press up for flash controls, left for timer, down for Macro/Manual Focus or right for Exposure Compensation. Below the 4-way is a dedicated trash button.
The back has enough buttons to make a geek smile.
*On the left side of the Canon PowerShot G10 is the GPS module and a lanyard loop, both near the top.
GPS built-in is a big new feature on the P6000
The right side of the P6000 you see another lanyard loop and a rubber cover for the DC In and A/V Out.
*The right side holds a cover for the A/V out and DC in.
The top of the Nikon Coolpix P6000 is less busy than it's competitor the Canon PowerShot G10. The left side of the top holds the flash, which pops up out of the top. To the right is the hot shoe if you want to use your own flash. On the far right are the Mode Dial, a second dial near the back of the hand grip that allows you to navigate various menus and the Shutter button and Zoom control at the front of the grip. Right behind the Shutter button is the On/Off button.
A hot shoe will be a big plus for the high-end shooters the P6000 is aimed at.
On the bottom of the Nikon Coolpix P6000 you'll find the tripod mount, cover for the battery and memory card and a rubber cover for the Ethernet port.
The P6000 sports an Ethernet port on the bottom.