This is my latest travel camera. Every incarnation of these little guys has been an improvement. Its a nice small package with lots of great features. Anti motion, 7-1 zoom, large view box, protected lens, 14.2 mpx and very easy start up and controls. I just hope it will be durable.
November 11, 2010
Excellent camera but ---
The lock that holds the battery door shut has opened several time on its own. It needs to have some kind of lock where an occasional brush will not open it. I realized this issue when I first inserted the battery into the new camera.
The camera should came with, or one could purchase, a 12 Volt car-charging accessory with a USB port. I bought a universal USB charger (against the company's suggestion) that plugs into the car cigarette lighter socket hoping it would work but it didn't. It did work, however, when plugged into the USB port of the car radio. The manual suggested using a computer, but computers usually are not easily available on the road.
I also would like to see a faster warm-up time.
Otherwise it's an awesome camera -- the 4 x 6 prints look as good as my $6000 SLR and has a a very large zoom. It's a great camera for putting in the pocket; the metal case on the outside improves its abuse factor -- it's a good all-around camera.
August 1, 2010
Easy to use
The camera is easy to use.
Put this camera on "auto" and shoot.
The pixs are crisp and clear allowing to crop and blow up the pix with little or no distortion.
The digital zoom is iceing on the cake, not to mention the size and weight that won't tug your pants down when carried in your pocket.
I give 4 stars on this little gem.
July 25, 2010
Excellent sound and video quality.
Excellent little carry around pocket camera. The video and sound are excellent,. My only complaint about the camera and Nikon in general no RAW. I would purchase this camera again.
July 24, 2010
Great camera - fantastic HD videos
I own a DSLR and I bought this camera for my wife. The pictures are so good in quality - very sharp - natural colours - precise exposure - great auto white balance - and the bonus of a HD video camera with just a click of a button that I often use it instead of my heavier camera. The movie is with great quality. The pictures in low light are great too. Definitely a great pocket camera with an excellent value for money. A built-in GPS to geotag the picture and a RAW format whould make this camera ideal.
July 23, 2010
Price, capabilities and size
Wanted the S8000, but it was out of stock and back-ordered for over two weeks from XXXX Camera (Boo!!!). Cancelled the order and purchased the S6000 from the Navy Exchange. I wanted the camera to take to STAR days in Chattanooga. Just got back about three hours ago. Reviewed my photos and of over 300 photos, I only came up with two out of focus. Both are attributed to user error (oops!!). The camera takes excellent photos. The zoom is very good but a bit less than the S8000. The only complaint I guess I have concerning the S6000 is that the hand strap that comes with the camera really needs a sliding lock to cinch the strap to your wrist. I accidentally dropped the camera onto concrete from about 2 feet. My heart sank, but when I picked it up, there was/is not even a scratch and over 200 of those photos were taken after the drop. I'd recommend this little digital for sure.
Note to Nikon: hope the drop does not invalidate my warranty (smile).
July 23, 2010
I bought this camera to replace a camera that I gave my daughter with almost the same features as this one, however different brand. There is no comparison. The color in accurate and right on. The clarity in photos is percise. I am please and excited to continue to use. Thanks for a perfect little camera.
July 16, 2010
Nikon S6000 review
I have been using this products from 3 years. It a small camera but the 14.2 Mega pixel is superb. I have have clicked about 5000 picture till now.But, the results are same as they were on the first day . I really like this camera.Go, for it.I went for a trip to Niegra falls and i clicked a lot of picture.You can know the quality of picture When you go to place like this.You can see that the piccture quality is great !!!!
November 21, 2012
Takes great pictures but battery doesn't charge
I love the pictures this camara used to take, but for the past few months it hasn't been charging. I bought a new battery, but that wasn't the problem. Next I am going to buy a new charger, but if that isn't it I am going to have to junk the whole thing.
January 25, 2013
Great Pictures When it Works!
I got this camera two years ago for Christmas. About 9 months into using it, it started having problems. It would start vibrating every time that I took a picture, and then the results would come out fuzzy. Up until that point it was a great camera! It took really beautiful landscape shots and great action shots. Taking pictures indoors can be difficult depending on the lighting. If there is limited natural light, the pictures will turn out fuzzy regardless of the setting. When it works it is a great camera to be used outdoors or in a setting with plenty of natural light.
May 19, 2012
Problems with focusing
I was very excited to start using my new Nikon COOLPIXS6000 and initially the photos were great and it was easy to use.
I've been shooting pictures every day for a month and now I'm having trouble getting the camera to focus. I've read the manual and tried several settings, tried to change settings and reset them. I've taken tons of sample pictures and still the same problem ... it won't focus.
When I turn the camera on it focuses on the first shot. As soon as I touch the photo button it goes out of focus. As soon as I take the first photo then everything else after that is blurry.
January 3, 2011
Movie recording format is weird!
Just bought Nikon S6000! Love it! But it has a problem! Movie will be record in HD format. But will save as .Mov extension! Why not in regular AVI format??
December 18, 2010
Some good / some not so much
A handy little camera & takes good pictures in all sorts of light. VR is a great & it fits in a pocket. Good for snapshots but won't make good enlargements.
Why have 14 megapixels if you don't use all of them? Compression routines wipe out any advantage to such a high mpx count. I was extremely disappointed by this. My 10 megapixel camera in high resolution mode (not in a raw format) takes better pictures than this 14 megapixel camera in its highest resolution mode.
You can only charge the battery in the camera & there is no indicator onscreen until it starts to die. Then it's too late especially if you have the camera in an underwater housing.
September 5, 2010
OK Camera - Lens Problems
The camera had great features and took good pictures. The 7x zoom was very good. After just a little over a year, the lens started to fail. Opened and then closed immediately with a lens error. After connecting to the computer, the issue went away for a short time, but always came back. After 18 months the lens would no longer open. Expensive piece of electronics recycling.
August 15, 2012
Ok for outdoor pictures while it lasts
This camera takes great outdoor pictures. Inside pictures are always grainy and blurry regardless of modifying the mode. This is my second Nikon Coolpix and BOTH have just died for some reason. They were both fine and then one day they will not charge or turn back on. I thought I just had bad luck with the first one.
August 6, 2012
Great until it breaks
Purchased this camera about a year and a half ago. I used it all throughout my Europe trip and it worked amazing especially for an amateur. I was able to point and shoot and it would, for the most part, automatically detect the best setting for the picture I wanted. However, TWO months after the warranty expired my camera stopped working. I took it to two different camera shops, and both said my camera was defective. I was told that I should just buy a new one because the cost of repair wasn't worth it. I can't even transfer my old pictures from the camera to my computer.
August 2, 2012
I loved this camera, until....
The battery lasted less than a year. Now I can't even turn it on and am forced to buy a new battery at a quarter of the cost of the camera itself! And I don't even know if that will solve the problem! If I could do it all over again, I'd buy a more expensive camera with the replacement plan - it will save you money in the long run.
December 13, 2011
Great photos but poor quality of construction
I purchased this camera 8/22/10 and will admit to have taken some great photos. Easy to use and I could slip this into my pocket for bike rides. Then in October 2011, I began having difficulty...reluctant response to pressing the "On" button that has grown with time. When it did turn on, it would suddenly shut down. I am extremely disappointed and while I rarely buy extended warranties, I would not buy another camera like this without one. 15 months of use is ridiculous. What has happened to Nikon quality?
November 28, 2011
So far I am not at all happy with this Nikon because when I try to take pictures outdoors I cannot see the image I am trying to shoot. If the camera had a separate view finder it might be better.
April 25, 2011
I received this camera as a gift a few years ago. I hate the delay time from when you hit the button to snap a picture and when it finally snaps and some days the camera would just start snapping away on its own. In the last year it has been more and more difficult to use. For example: reviewing pictures took multiple clicks for the picture to come up and view, reaction time for all functions slowed eventually and the retractable covers over the lens broke off except for one piece which got stuck every time you turn it on. I had to push it down and get the lens dirty every time I took a picture. Today it just froze on and that is it....dead! I am disgusted and have been since the beginning with this cheap camera.
Also, my in-laws bought this same camera when I got mine and they have gone through two chargers, two batteries and the retractable cover over the lens broke as well.
Don't waste your time and money on this camera.
July 12, 2013
Great pics and videos
Very satisfied with this camer for one year and a half. Lense cover suddenly would not open all the way. Let about 1/2 the space to take a pic with a black bar across the top and bottom. Too bad. I have read this is a common problem.
August 26, 2012
NEVER TURNS ON WHEN I NEED IT!!
I purchased this camera 2 1/2 years ago, after my first daughter was born. From day one, it would take me to press the on/off button 2-3 times for the camera to turn on, occasionally. It does take good pictures, WHEN the camera is working. Now I have to press the on/off button sometimes 15 times, before it turns on, only for it to turn right back off. And most times it won't go on at all, even after I bought a new battery, and had it fully charged. I've lost countless photo opportunities with my 2 1/2 year old and my 6 month old daughters. I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO BUY THIS CAMERA.
June 25, 2012
not good for daily usage but good for vacations or traveling
this is a terrible camera to use daily(ie. parties,group of friends,self-snaps ect) BUT good for travel such as if your taking pictures of things from afar or a family picture where you want to include buildings or specific backgrounds.
-even on autofocus this camera just doesn't focus unless your holding the camera with a stiff wrist,not shaky at all.~because of this focus problem the picture quality truly depends on luck. v from the photos below all taken without flash and using autofocus with no extra fancy stuff other than photoshopping the backgroud; you can tell that the hair style is a bit blury in some while nice and sharp in the other.
-my biggest problem is blurryness. also im not a camera pro or anything but whenever i adjust the EV exposure the camera loses its ability to focus completely! each picture has always been blurry!
January 17, 2012
Bought Camera in October 2010, by July 2011 have gone through 2 ($50.00) batteries. The camera after a few hours of use keeps draining the batteries. Tried to recharge the batteries and the charger completely drains them. Camera took great pictures but having to replace the batteries all the time is a costly issue.
December 29, 2011
Congratulations NIKON you have LOST a new customer
With such a poor product which was not lasted for more than 12 months and less than 450 pictures, you succeeded to lose a customer forever. The flash is totally not synchronized with lens opening you can see the flash working but you get a night dark picture. I’m really disappointed when I send it to Dubai service center and they said there is a malfunction in the main board which will cost 40% of the camera price to repair. I’m not recommending this product at all.
September 12, 2011
Worst Camera I've ever owned
I bought this camera in February 2011. I went on Vacation the first week of March and discovered that the camera was awful. Pictures were blurry, the lens cover would not open on its own I had to stick my fingers between the cover to manually open it every single time I wanted to use it. I could change the settings 100 times and still come out with a horrible blurry picture sometimes it even looked like fireworks were the back drop of my photo when there were no fireworks at all. Now its August and the INSIDE screen burst and its just a green and black view from the screen. The outside screen is untouched.. How did something like this happen? I am 100% disgusted with this camera. I love taking photos and have had my fair share of $150.00 ones and I thought after reading many reviews that this was one I would enjoy and keep for a long time. Wrong! I hated it after 4 weeks.
August 26, 2011
great camera with problems
This camera is easy to use except the lens shutter gets stuck open quite often when you turn the camera sideways. It is frozen open and won't close. Would not recommend this product.
August 20, 2011
HORRIBLE CHARGING SYSTEM
BOUGHT CAMERA 02/1/11. HAD TO EXCHANGE AS IT COULDN'T WORK 2/21/11. THIS ONE STOPPED BEING ABLE TO CHARGE SO HAVE TO SEND IT IN FOR REPAIR. ONLY REDEEMING FACTOR IS THAT I USED MY AMEX CARD WHICH DOUBLES MY WARRANTY.
July 28, 2011
BOUGHT EXTRA WARRANTY THAT NIKON WANT COVER AND IT LASTED ONLY 6 MONTHS BEFORE QUITTING ! GOING BACK TO KODAK.
July 27, 2011
Worst Camera I have ever owned
The S6000 is slow, always capturing an image just after the one I wanted.
The S6000 does not focus in anything but bright outdoor light.
The S6000 flash is intermittent.
The S6000 produces blurred images if the subject moves at all - even in bright light.
The S6000 will not accept the firmware update from the Nikon web site.
On the other hand I have several Nikon (film & digital) SLR's as well as many Nikkor lenses with which I am fully satisfied.
Based on my experience with the s6000 I am very leery of any new Nikon product.
June 5, 2011