Senior Friendly Features: Large LCD Screen
, Easy to Feel Controls
, Easy to See Controls
, Image Stabilization
, Durable Design
Since Nikon seems to release a new Coolpix every minute or so, it's important to note that only a few qualities separate the new models from previous ones. One is the 7x zoom - each Coolpix has a different "Macro" zoom and the 7x is impressive for a point-and-shoot camera. It features a 14 megapixel sensor.
Another essential difference is size. The S6000 is certainly smaller than its predecessor the S8000 at 3.9 x 2.2 x 1 inches, but shares its simplicity. All Coolpix models are nothing if not simple - controls are extremely easy to use and find - and the menu system is easily broken down into three modes: Movie, Shooting, and Setup.
Indeed, as with most new digital cameras, the S6000 does come equipped with a "Movie" function to record video. The quality is unremarkable, but is still high-definition (720p) and is extremely easy to access if you're just looking to tape short videos of your family and friends.
The battery is charged either by plugging the camera directly into your computer through USB (Longer recharge time) or by plugging it into the wall (slightly shorter recharge).
As far as the shooting options go, the S6000 is geared specifically to users who want a simple point-and-shoot camera. It comes equipped with the standard "Portrait, landscape, night," etc. options, and are all based around automatic focus. The portrait mode comes with a great "Subject Tracking" feature, which automatically detects a person's face and continues to track that subject. This is great if you're taking photos of sporting events or other high-action moments.
The Nikon Coolpix s6000 is available at Amazon.com
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