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Nikon embraces geo-tagging

Nikon P6000 comes with geo-tag
Nikon P6000 comes with geo-tag

Nikon has strengthened its burgeoning Coolpix range with a slew of new releases this week. The latest is the Coolpix P6000 which holds the rather grandiose tag of 'Nikon's first camera with built-in GPS'.

GPS on a camera, you shout? Well, integrating this technology means that you can geo-tag you images without having to go into the EXIF data and manually write when and where you shot your stills. Once geo-tagged, you can add these images to Nikon's 'my Picturetown' which can indicate the precise location of your shots.

The camera is high on image quality, with a 13.5MP sensor, 4x optical zoom and a Nikkor 28-112 mm lens. The camera also supports RAW, so images can be captured at optimum quality.

Ethernet connection

Getting you images on to a computer has been made simpler, with the camera's integrated ethernet connection.

Function-wise, the P6000 has three functions to reduce image blur that include High-performance Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nikon's Best Shot Selector, which allows the camera to take a maximum of 10 sequential shots and automatically saves the sharpest image. Nice.

The camera will be available in September for £429, and comes with a strap, rechargeable battery and AC adapter, USB and audio/video cables, Coolpix software suite and free 2GB online storage at Nikon's 'my Picturetown'.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.