The Nikon P6000 is a high-end compact with a wideangle 28-12mm lens, 13MP, and new features including Raw shooting and GPS, so how does it perform?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon Coolpix P6000

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:85%


  • Ergonomics and handling, fringing control, grip


  • Detail hampered by noise, underexposure, over-processed images


Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review


Price as reviewed:



Considering its specifications, the P6000 is relatively small and light, with its 2.7in LCD screen giving way to a DSLR-style set of buttons to its left.

Among these buttons is a dedicated My Menu Option, for quick access to six settings, with a further Function button for even speedier access to any one in particular. In both cases, these may be customised to the user’s choice. The mode dial on the top plate, meanwhile, comprises the standard PASM and Auto controls, in addition to Scene, Movie and two Custom modes.Accessing the GPS function is also done via the mode dial, as is the My Picturetown upload service. The remainder of the top plate features a built-in flash and a hotshoe, with a control dial and zoom rocker on the other side.

As well as its size and weight, the P6000 also has the advantage of a defined grip, which with its textured rubber finish makes it a comfortable to hold – even in one hand, though most of the controls need to be changed with the left hand as they are located on the left of the rear. Even so, it’s a practical camera to slip inside a coat pocket.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Image Quality
  6. 6. Value for Money
  7. 7. Verdict
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