updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue July 8, 2008
Nikon Coolpix P6000 leak?
Information has leaked on a new Nikon Coolpix camera, dubbed the P6000, reports say. A French-language product slide appears to depict not only the camera but features marking it as a high-end compact, such as a 13.5-megapixel sensor. It is also claimed to use a version of the EXPEED image processor found in the D3 and D300, and support ISO sensitivities has high as 6400, roughly equivalent to the D300 and four times greater than the sensitivity in most competing compacts.
Other features are said to include a vibration reduction (VR) motor, and built-in GPS, allowing geotagging through View NX or myPicturetown.com. The slide further mentions RAW support under Windows, which may mean that the files can be viewed in Windows without first loading a program like View or Lightroom. An August release date is expected, though no prices are mentioned.