I enjoyed using the Nikon Coolpix S6000. It is an attractive, small camera that is easily transportable due to its compact size. It has good build quality and operates quickly and smoothly. The menu system is easy to use once you become familiar with it.
When it comes to lens performance and image quality, the S6000 is somewhat of a mixed bag. Its long lens provides great versatility and good performance, but images are a bit soft. There is very little evidence of distortion other than occasional chromatic aberration. By far the best aspects of the camera's image quality are its accurate color and excellent auto white balance. However, overexposure can sometimes be a problem.
The Nikon Coolpix S6000 would be very useful as a vacation camera, especially for those who want the camera to make most of the decisions. I also see it as a good option for a second camera, to be carried in a pocket or purse when a larger camera would be inconvenient. It is a good, compact camera that should be very popular.
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