- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-196mm (F3.7-5.6) lens
- 156g - 97 x 55 x 25mm
- Launched February 2010
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- Size Comparison
Nikon S6000 overview
Nikon S6000 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on February of 2010. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The S6000 is placed #148 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #1051 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon S6000 history
The Nikon S6000 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed range underneath.
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Nikon S6000 Gallery
You can check the S6000 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S6000 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon S6000 based on features which are typically seen as important in a digital camera.
Nikon S6000 Sensor info
The Nikon S6000 is powered by the Expeed C2 processor. The sensor specification in the Nikon S6000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 14MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the S6000's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The S6000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S6000 dimensions
Nikon S6000 weighs in at 0.34 pounds (156 grams or 5.50 ounces) & has exterior proportions of 97mm x 55mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon S6000 is lighter when compared to various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon S6000 with a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the S6000.
Nikon S6000 Lens info
The S6000 features an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 28-196mm giving it a 7.0 x zoom which might not be very good but it could be very helpful in certain situations.
At the widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.7 making it very slow and not the best for low light occasions and you may find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase the ISO setting which results in noisy images. For the tele end, 196mm comes to f5.6 making it fairly sluggish and you would need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S6000 Connectivity
The S6000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer files and at times alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon S6000 Video info
The highest video quality in the Nikon S6000 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in H.264 file format. 720p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should go for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have little control over the audio. It is probably best to buy a different model in case you need decent audio for your videos.
Nikon S6000 Weather Sealing
Nikon S6000 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions may ruin the camera.
Nikon S6000 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S6000 has a 2.7" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specs for Nikon S6000 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be particularly valuable.
Nikon S6000 Shutter info
Nikon S6000 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Nikon S6000 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon S6000 has only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Nikon S6000 Autofocus info
Nikon S6000 has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon S6000 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon S6000 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life within this class of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
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Nikon S6000 for specific categories of photography
The following diagram gives a analysis of the Nikon S6000 for specific categories of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon S6000 Portrait photography details
The Nikon S6000 gets a score of 28 which is subpar, and means the camera is simply not acceptable for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the potential to utilize off-camera flash.
Nikon S6000 Street photography information
With a modest points total of 57, the Nikon S6000 is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon S6000 Sports photography highlights
A subpar sports photography score of 35 means the Nikon S6000 is simply not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon S6000
Portability is pretty crucial when getting a camera for travel. In general, the Nikon S6000 gets a nice 65 as a travel camera which is a respectable choice to take on your holidays.
Nikon S6000 Landscape photography features
For anyone who is looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Nikon S6000 at it's subpar score of 37 as a landscape camera is simply not acceptable amongst it's competition.
Nikon S6000 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Nikon S6000 is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 29.
Nikon S6000 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the S6000, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph underneath gives you a summary of the S6000 versus it's top scoring rivals suggested earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.