5 Cameras That Don’t Live Up to Their Hype

I get really excited when I hear about new cameras coming out.  I’m a very gadget-oriented and have way too many toys that do so many things that I don’t need or won’t use.  That doesn’t stop me from wanting the next big thing though.

Unfortunately, the next big thing sometimes turns out to be an over-hyped flop. Here’s 5 cameras that have failed to live up to their hype.

1. Nikon Coolpix P6000.  The P6000 was supposed to be great because it enabled photographers to capture RAW images and, therefore, should directly compete with the Canon G10.  Unfortunately, the P6000 didn’t quite live up to the hype. Image quality was nowhere near that found on the Canon G10, which succeeded the very popular G9 (another RAW shooter).

Feature for feature, the Nikon P6000 is a pretty good match-up to the Canon G10. Unfortunately, it fails to deliver where it really matters – image quality.  Perhaps Nikon got a little pixel-happy by stuffing 13.5 megapixels onto a tiny sensor that probably just needed about 6 or 8 megapixels.  Maybe some day camera manufacturers will go back to making compact cameras with image quality as the end-result in mind, instead of letting marketing continue to push the megapixel hype. [Read more…]


Canon G10 and Nikon P6000 – Head to Head . . . Again

Earlier this week, Luminous Landscape pitted the Canon G10 against the Nikon P6000. Now, PhotographyBLOG has done the same thing – with the same results.

The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a good camera, but the Canon PowerShot G10 is better – it’s as simple as that.

For the latest G10 news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Canon G10 Reviews and Resources.

Nikon P6000 and Canon G10 Comparative Review at Luminous Landscape

Luminous Landscape has published a comparative review of the Nikon P6000 and Canon G10.

The net of this comparison is that while the Nikon P6000 is a fine little camera, it finds itself in the unfortunate position of being released at the same time as the Canon G10, which it would appear is an attempt by Canon to produce a full-featured pocket camera with the highest quality that they are capable of.

For the latest G10 news and reviews, see Photography Bay’s Canon G10 Reviews and Resources.

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Review at Photo Review

Photo Review has published a review of the Nikon P6000.

Test shots taken with the review camera were bright and ‘punchy’ with the elevated contrast and saturation that typifies many small-sensor digicams. Exposures were pitched to record shadow detail so many shots taken in bright sunlight had blown-out highlights.

For the lastest news and reviews on the P6000, be sure to visit Photography Bay’s Nikon P6000 Reviews and Resources.