Nikon Coolpix P6000 targets more serious shutterbugs
Nikon ain’t letting up with its flurry of press releases, and the Coolpix P6000 is the next digital camera that was announced, much to the delight of folks who want something a little bit more professional looking (and works that way, too) when it comes to digital cameras. The P6000 certainly fits the bill perfectly, coming with a whopping 13.5 megapixels that enables one to unleash the creative control of a D-SLR despite having its innards within the compact body of a Coolpix camera.The Coolpix P6000 is also very special, as it is touted to be the first Nikon digital camera that comes with integrated GPS capability, letting you remember just where all your best shots were taken many years down the road without going through the headache of trying to remember.
In line with other COOLPIX P-Series cameras, the P6000 includes intuitive controls via dedicated command and mode dials, providing easy access to shooting controls and exposure mode settings. The P6000 offers Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] modes granting users the ability to tap into the creativity of D-SLR functions while maintaining the simplicity of COOLPIX functionality. Owners can utilize two user-defined settings, a shooting menu, an efficient, tabbed menu interface, as well as customizable Function buttons to quickly switch between camera settings. Adding even more synergy between D-SLR cameras and compact COOLPIX cameras, the P6000 incorporates a pop-up flash, optical viewfinder for easy composition and the added bonus of system expansion with an optional convertor, Speedlights, and wireless remote control. Nikon’s new 0.76x Wide-angle Convertor WC-E76 offers users the option to utilize focal lengths as wide as 21mm (35mm format equivalent). P6000 users can also take full advantage of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System with the built-in accessory shoe that supports Nikon’s i-TTL flash control, which enables wireless control over one group of remote Speedlights including the newly announced SB-900 Speedlight.
Word has it that the Nikon Coolpix P6000 will hit retail stores everywhere this September for $499.95.