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Nikon Coolpix P60 8.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom with Vibration Reduction (Black) by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Nikon Coolpix P60 8.1MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom with Vibration Reduction (Black)
Report Date: 09/21/2015
Based on 61 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 6.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.7   above average
Image4.6   above average
Battery4.2   above average
Price4.2   below average
Flash2.7   below average
Lens1.4   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"Not mentioned was the fact that the latch on the battery compartment door was broken, and the flash was not working, rendering the entire camera non-functional."
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"No flash shots were taken but to those who complain about eating batteries .."
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"I have only one complaint, and that is the way the P60 absolutely chews through batteries like none other."
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"The best thing than has is that it uses batteries instead of battery, allowing to have access to load more easily when the batteries finish."
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"Got rechargeable alkaline Ni-cadmium hybrid batteries, and takes well over 350 pics at a time."
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"Only Tenergy brand of NiMH battery could (somewhat) satisfy the expected voltage level of the P60 camera."
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Flash

Flash:
"Not mentioned was the fact that the latch on the battery compartment door was broken, and the flash was not working, rendering the entire camera non-functional."
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"Now there are problems with the software (very slow, flash function not accessible, taking multiple shots like button is stuck, etc)."
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"Negative - no quick way to turn off flash."
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"It's true the flash is weak, but the focus is by far the worst feature."
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"No flash shots were taken but to those who complain about eating batteries .."
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"I cannot get a good picture of my 9 month old, because once you use the flash to take one picture, it takes FOREVER for the flash to charge to take another picture."
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"Great camera...to me flash time is not too much of an issue."
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"Second (as with all cameras I have used) I wish there were a physical off switch for the flash, so that you could (a) remember how to turn the flash off and (b) be confident that it IS off."
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"Pros: Uses standard AA batteries, not proprietary rechargables; sharp pictures; good lens zoom range; flash does NOT automatically charge until needed, which lets you turn it off to save batteries; high ISO mode lets you take pictures in church without flash; many tweaks possible to optimize pix."
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"To me it is amazing the output of the tiny flash unit built into the camera but it is quite limited."
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Image

Image:
"Also the image stabilization is not perfect, always hold on tight to your camera :)"
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"Got rechargeable alkaline Ni-cadmium hybrid batteries, and takes well over 350 pics at a time."
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"Photo quality is great."
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"From the lightweight, easy grip design to the photo quality."
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"The image stabilization seems to be better as well compared to Canon SX110 and SD780."
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"We've always liked the nikon image quality, but now we won't be shaking the camera in between shots waiting for the recovery."
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Lens

Lens:
"No affiliation)2) The infamous lens error not due to any mistreatment on the users part.3) Eats batteries."
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"However, similar to so many others' experience, five days into a two week trip in China (at about 50 weeks of ownership) the [turns out characteristic] Lens Error disabled the camera."
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"Two months later died of the lens error in India."
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"Then, four days into a Europe trip (and 53 weeks after I purchased it) I experienced the same problem it seems like everyone else giving it a low rating did ... the lens refuses to retract and it's just dead in the water."
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"If I want that kind of control I use my Nikon D80 SLR(which by the way has only a viewfinder in picture mode--the LCD screen is used only for review).In recent days I have begun to experience lens error problems."
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"The camera sometimes fails to become ready to shoot on start up, I believe because some part of the lens mechanism fails to extend properly."
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"Tested three samples from various vendors:kept trying to convince myself about this camera- the lens resolution appeared to be quite good especially for close ups;however - the plastic exterior felt cheap and sloppily put together, the battery card compartment door was very loosely pivoted, there were compression artifacts in images, etc., etc."
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"Pros: Uses standard AA batteries, not proprietary rechargables; sharp pictures; good lens zoom range; flash does NOT automatically charge until needed, which lets you turn it off to save batteries; high ISO mode lets you take pictures in church without flash; many tweaks possible to optimize pix."
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"Lens body is quite good with very little distortion at the higher levels of zoom.2."
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"I'm very well aware of the quality of Nikon and the excellent lenses they make also drew me to this model."
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Price

Price:
"So it's junk to me, and I'm out the money and have no camera."
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"The viewfinder is the real reason I got it, this is hard to find on point and shoot, an important feature missing in many inexpensive cameras."
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"the high price of having the camera repaired fails the cost benefit analysis."
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"Great feature set, and I got it at a good price."
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"Considering the price of P60 ($100 at Officemax), P60 seems to be the best one in this range of camera if the size and weight can be accepted."
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"This Nikon is excellent in many ways, and certainly a great value for the money."
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"It is lightweight and a really nice camera for the money."
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"In summary I feel that this is a wonderful camera for the price that is quite capable of what it was designed for but remember it is a mid-range point and shoot style camera with a few more features, useful features, than your standard point and shoot style camera."
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Quality

Quality:
"Pros1) Fits in your pocket2) Decent picture quality with the caveat of #1 aboveThat's about all I can say for this camera."
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"Pros1) Fits in your pocket2) Decent picture quality with the caveat of #1 aboveThat's about all I can say for this camera."
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"Photo quality is great."
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"From the lightweight, easy grip design to the photo quality."
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"In this aspect, Pentax camera is unique and well designed even though its picture quality has some color overflow effect."
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"The picture quality of P60 is the best."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"The viewfinder is the real reason I got it, this is hard to find on point and shoot, an important feature missing in many inexpensive cameras."
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"The problem is that you have to turn the electronic viewfinder off, with a not very convenient or decisive button, so that the whole process definitely slows you down with some fiddly stuff right when you'd like to be thinking about your shot."
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"Great camera ... wide range of settings ; quick and easy auto mode ; 5x optical ; electronic viewfinder ; lots of features."
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"I chose this one because it had a viewfinder as well as the screen; I tend to prefer viewfinders anyway (perhaps this is just old-fashioned) and it is essential in bright sunlight."
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"It has a nice viewfinder and takes great pictues."
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"Unlike most modern point and shoot cameras that depend entirely upon the big LCD on the back of the case, which is glare prone on every one that I've seen, this camera has a viewfinder with a tiny, but very good LCD in it that simply removes the glare issue."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"i learned that this is a common problem with nikon point and shoot zoom cameras."
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"Falling water is a challenge without zoom and camera shake, the pictures are clear and the water frozen (no tripod).Other reviews have addressed various technical aspects and again, while important, I think may overshadow the utilitarian nature of a point and shoot."
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"The optical zoom in beautiful, perfect for the fun on the go photographer."
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"Pros: Uses standard AA batteries, not proprietary rechargables; sharp pictures; good lens zoom range; flash does NOT automatically charge until needed, which lets you turn it off to save batteries; high ISO mode lets you take pictures in church without flash; many tweaks possible to optimize pix."
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"Lens body is quite good with very little distortion at the higher levels of zoom.2."
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"The optics and zoom are great, I have been pleasantly surprised with the digital end of the zoom."
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