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:



The P6000 has given us little in the way of surprises, and in many respects what I?ve found mirrors what I concluded from testing its predecessor.

The obligatory increase in resolution is perhaps unnecessary for most users ? and potentially detrimental to image quality ? though by the standard of most compacts, it?s capable of producing impressively detailed images.

Its control over chromatic aberrations is impressive, it handles well and is an all-round portable option. Its menu system is easy to understand, and while the inclusion of GPS and the my Picturetown functions are niceties rather than necessities, having in-camera Raw processing, D-Lighting and Distortion Control make it a particularly useful compact if you want immediate processing power in-camera.

Yes, there are others at this price which perform to a similar level, but even so it?s still an excellent compact.


Dimensions:107 x 65.5 x 42mm
Weight:240g (without battery or memory card)
Power:EN-EL5 Lithium Ion battery
Connectivity:Hi-speed USB
Flash Modes:Auto, Auto red-eye, fill-in, slow-sync, rear curtain sync
Memory Card:SD / SDHC (built in memory 48MB)
White Balance:Auto, 5 presets, custom
Exposure Modes:PASM, auto, scene, 2 custom
Metering System:256-segment matrix, centreweighted, spot, spot AF
ISO Range:64-1600 (ISO 3200, 6400 exp)
Shutter Speeds:1/2000sec-8sec
File Formats:Raw, JPEG, Raw+JPEG
LCD:2.7in LCD, 230,000 dots
Sensor:1/1.7in CCD, 13.93MP total, 13.5MP effective
Lens:28-112mm f/2.7-5.9
  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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