Nikon Coolpix S6000

February 3, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment |

The Nikon Coolpix S6000 is a new, highly responsive 14.2-megapixel digital compact camera with a wide-angle 7x optical zoom lens featuring ED glass elements. The Zoom-Nikkor on the Nikon Coolpix S6000 spans focal lengths ranging from 28mm to 196mm in 35mm equivalency and offers optical vibration reduction (VR). Nikon also claims quick performance with ultra-fast start-up, autofocus and shooting. Sports Continuous shooting enables high-speed shooting at approximately 4 fps for images up to 45 frames (although at reduced resolution only). At the moment, the Nikon Coolpix S6000 appears to be a US-only model, available from March 2010 for $249.95 in Champagne Silver, Red, Black or Bronze colours.

Nikon Coolpix S6000 Key Features

  * 14.2 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches

  * 7x Wide-angle Zoom- NIKKOR ED Glass Lens has a versatile zoom range from wide 28mmm to 196mm telephoto coverage that gets you close to the action while capturing expansive landscapes.  The NIKKOR ED lens is built on a proud heritage of producing precision camera optics that delivers superb color and razor-sharp results

  * Incredible, Bright 2.7-inch Clear Color Display makes images and movies easy to compose and share with a wide-viewing angle and anti-glare coating
  * Quick Performance with ultra-fast start-up, autofocus and shooting.  Sports Continuous shooting enables high-speed shooting at approximately 4 fps for images up to 45 frames (at 3MP)

  * 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
      o Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effect of camera shake
      o Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for cameras hake and subject movement
      o High ISO up to 3200 at full resolution capability helps give you better results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects
      o Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image

  *New Slim, Stylish, Metal Design packs high performance into portable convenience for the thinnest body in its class. Among compact cameras equipped with an optical zoom capable of zooming in at 7x or more with wide-angle capability measuring 30mm (35mm format equivalent) or less as of January 15, 2010 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation)

  * New Creative Slider creates pictures the way you imagine them by simply adjusting brightness, vividness and color tone

  * Smart Portrait System includes:
      o Smile Timer and Blink Proof makes sure you’ll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles and Blink Proof function shoots two pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject’s eyes remain open.
      o Blink Warning, when activated alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo.
      o In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes, while shooting, most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again
      o Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology that automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
      o Skin Softening smoothes skin tone at three different levels for optimal portraits
  * New Advanced Flash Control delivers natural flash images even when ambient or assisted lighting is typically insufficient, such as backlight or telephoto shooting

  * EXPEED Image Processing ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness.  Nikon’s comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and technologies accumulated throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development and is custom-tuned for COOLPIX. Applied optimized technologies render natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you won’t miss that special moment

  * Subject Tracking will track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus. The camera will automatically track your subject – even if they temporarily move out of the frame

  * Quick Retouch optimizes contrast and color vividness for beautiful images

  * Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts camera setting

  * 16 Scene Modes for optimized shooting in various settings

  * Macro shooting as close as 1.2”

  * 5 Color Options for special filter effects.  Choose from: standard color, vivid color, black-and-white, sepia and cyanotype

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