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Unleashing the Power of the Nikon Coolpix P600: A Review

The Nikon COOLPIX P600 is a DSLR-styled superzoom with a huge 60x optical lens, identical to 24-1440mm. It likewise sports an overlap out 3in screen, electronic viewfinder and Wifi which permits connection with a cell phone for transferring pictures. The bridge superzoom market is a packed spot with a lot of options from all the significant manufacturers and absolutely on the grounds of the zoom range, the COOLPIX P600 is a leader. So let’s discuss the Nikon Coolpix P600 review.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 60x optical long range focal point (35mm equiv: 24-1440mm)
  • 7 fps constant shooting
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 0.2-inch 201k spot EVF
  • Easy panorama
  • 3.0-inch 921k spot vari-point LCD screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • ISO 100-6400, Hi 1 (comparable to ISO 12800) accessible while utilizing High ISO monochrome
  • 1cm least focusing distance
  • Auto HDR mode
  • Available in red or dark


The Nikon Coolpix P600 closely resembles a little DSLR camera. It has a fair measured rubberised handgrip, with a rubberised fix on the back for your thumb and one more rubberised region on the opposite side of the camera – all of which helps grasp.

On top of the camera is the mode dial which incorporates access to the PSAM modes as well as auto, scene, landscape, effects, night landscape and portrait. There is likewise a user settings mode so you can save your favoured camera settings. Additionally on the top is the zoom rocker, shutter release, on/off and fn buttons. The function button can be set to change the ISO, white equilibrium, drive mode and the sky is the limit from there. On the camera is a button that delivers the pop-up flash, simply down from that point on the focal point is a switch that offers an elective method for changing the optical zoom.

Buttons on the back incorporate display, film record, playback, menu and erase. There is a button that switches between the LCD screen and the EVF, more on these to come. There is a dial to change shade speed and/or opening relying upon which mode you are in. There is a d-cushion which had a pivoting wheel for going through the menus. You can utilize the d-cushion to get to exposure compensation, macro mode, self-clock and the glimmer.

A looking over dial inside simple reach of the thumb on the rear of the camera is utilized to adjust screen speed while shooting in shade need or manual mode. The looking over dial which structures some portion of the navigational cushion is utilized to adjust aperture while shooting in gap need or manual mode.

To shoot utilizing the electronic viewfinder, you’ll have to press a button just to one side of the EVF, which doesn’t make for exceptionally speedy and liquid progress between the two. You’ll have to squeeze it again to see pictures on the screen once more. It would have been great to see a programmed eye sensor on the viewfinder, particularly at a camera at this cost point.


Estimating 125.2 x 84.1 x 101.6mm and weighing 565g, the Nikon Coolpix P600 is somewhat bigger than the past P510 model, however, its design is just negligibly unique. Like the most top of the line superzooms, the Nikon P600 sports a run of the mill span camera look, with a thick hand-hold, huge focal point barrel, pop-up flash and an eye-level electronic viewfinder. The profound hold is shaped to fit easily into your right hand and is rubberised in a finished material for added solace.


The prevailing piece of the P600 is the new 60x long range focal point, which goes from a super-wide 24mm to an honestly fantastic 1440mm in 35mm terms. Taking into account that with an SLR camera, you would require somewhere around 3-4 focal points to cover a similar central reach, the single, fixed-mount focal point of the Nikon P600 can be depicted as astoundingly reduced, regardless of whether it expands a considerable amount when zoomed to full fax. Super-zooms have gained notoriety for offering a high “fun element”, and the P600 is the same. The capacity to rapidly go from wide point to ultra-fax is something that must be knowledgeable about requests to be completely valued.

For its size, the P600’s focal point is additionally decently quick, with the most extreme apertures of f/3.3 at 24mm and f/6.5 at 1440mm. Note that the focal point cap must be eliminated before turning on the camera – neglecting to do as such will bring about a mistake message being shown, and you’ll need to switch off the camera before you can turn it on once more, which is a piece irritating. Although if you just need to survey what’s now on the card, you can likewise turn on the P600 by holding down the Playback button, in which case the focal point will not broaden.

Vibration Reduction

Nikon has incorporated their VR (Vibration Reduction) picture adjustment framework to assist with forestalling camera-shake, permitting the utilization of screen speeds up to four stops slower, while the Active mode guarantees clear shots even from moving vehicles. Annoyingly there is certainly not a devoted button to turn it on and off (it’s fairly covered in the Setup menu). By and by we observed that the VR framework has a perceptible effect on the sharpness of the pictures, as displayed in the models on the Image Quality page.

You don’t see that the P600 is doing anything different when against shake is turned on, only that you can utilize more slow screen speeds than ordinary regardless take sharp photographs. It didn’t appear to unfavourably influence the battery duration either, which is currently a decent 330 shots (a major enhancement for the more established P520’s 220-shot life), so we’d encourage you to turn it on and afterwards forget about it. It’s smart to switch VR off (through the menu) when the camera is mounted on a stand, in case the actual framework cause obscuring by attempting to counter camera shake that isn’t there.


Zooming is finished via a regular zoom switch that encompasses the shutter release button sitting on the right-hand grasp. It is of the double speed assortment: turning it as far as possible in either heading will change the central length rapidly, while pivoting it to some extent will make the focal point components move all the more leisurely, empowering you to set the ideal central length all the more unequivocally. 

You can again zoom utilizing the creative side zoom control on the focal point barrel, which is an upward rocker switch actuated with your left hand. It has a more slow activity than the primary zoom switch and is accordingly obviously fit to shooting video when you require a more calm zoom with less mechanical noise.

Electronic View Finder

There are two distinct approaches to making pictures with the Nikon Coolpix P600: you can utilize either the eye-level electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the back screen. Sadly, there are still no eye closeness sensors that would permit the camera to flip between the two naturally, even though basically there is presently a button to flip between the two. As the EVF is a swamp standard issue with 201,000 specks and normal amplification, not a huge deal, particularly in 2014, you presumably won’t utilize it, especially in any case.


The new 3-inch RGBW LCD screen is a lot more pleasant to check out, on account of its high resolution of 921,000 spots, an anti-reflective covering and customizable splendour. Much more significantly, it’s a vari-point model that can be gone crazy aside and shifted through 270 degrees, providing you with a ton of adaptability informing your shots.

The 3-inch screen can pivot to many points, helping while shooting with the camera high up or wicked good specifically. It has a magnificent 920k dot resolution and is not difficult to see in brilliant daylight on account of its enemy of intelligent covering. At the point when you overlap the screen away, the EVF consequently actuates. The EVF is brilliant and agreeable to utilize, the resolution of 201k spots is OK, yet could be higher.


The format and number of outer controls haven’t changed especially by any stretch of the imagination from the P520. You get a customary, top-mounted mode dial with P, A, S and M shooting modes – ideal for the photographic artist who needs to take full control – as well as full auto, Scene Auto Selector, Night landscape modes. The Effects mode permits you to apply one of nine distinct enhancements as you shoot with the Nikon Coolpix P600, with a live preview on the LCD screen showing the exact thing the last picture will resemble. 

There is additionally a User (U) setting you can use to rapidly recover a mix of your most often utilized settings. The shutter release, zoom switch and power button are in similar areas as on the P520, just like a similar customisable Function button.

The back controls are additionally spread out in basically the same manner as those of the former model. There is an all-around situated control wheel in the upper right corner (when seen from the back), which makes it simple to change the gap and screen speed in An and S modes separately, yet there’s still no second dial on the hand-grasp which would have made working Manual mode a lot more straightforward. 

The comfortable multi-selector with its focused OK button is like the P520, with the very individual capacities that are planned onto the Up, Down, Left and Right fastens. These incorporate the glimmer and centre modes, the self-clock and exposure compensation, individually. The multi-selector is a pivoting wheel with a perceptible snap and a finished surface to help activity. There is still no undeniable alternate route key to the ISO speed, which is just open from the menu (as is white equilibrium) or by doling out it to the Function button.

Shutter Lag

The time it takes from pressing the shutter release to catch without prefocusing is 0.3 seconds in great lighting, which is decent, yet in our low-light test with less scene contrast, the shade slack arrived at the midpoint of 1.3 seconds. When you begin expanding the focal point, the camera takes much longer to centre. When you get out to the 1,440mm position, it tends to be extremely delayed to focus. This is generally to be expected, only something to know about if you will shoot quick subjects at the telephoto end of the focal point. Then again, Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Canon have all superior self-adjust speeds in telephoto, making this Nikon one of the more slow top of the line mega zooms.


In the Backlighting mode, the P600 catches three continuous shots at different openings and links them into a single photograph with a more extensive scope of tones. Three distinct levels are available for determination. At the point when the Night Landscape scene mode is chosen, the P600 goes after a quick screen speed and afterwards consolidates them to make a single advanced photograph, permitting you to shoot into the evening without utilizing a stand. The Easy Panorama scene mode permits you to take vertical or level display photographs basically by moving the camera toward the on-screen guides. Different shots are then joined into a solitary display photograph. The point of view can be chosen from 180° (ordinary) and 360° (wide).

The P600’s focus modes incorporate AF, Macro, Infinity and Manual. AF can be focus spot, client selectable from 99 centre places or camera selectable from 9 places. In Face Priority AF mode, the camera can recognize up to 12 human faces and will zero in on the one nearest to the camera. We saw that as paying little mind to AF region mode, auto-centre speed was satisfactory for still subjects, yet excessively delayed for quick ones. 

Manual focusing is likewise conceivable, however a bit awkward: you get a simple distance scale on the right-hand side of the screen and can change the focus using the route wheel. The focal point of the image is augmented to help you with actually taking a look at concentrate, however sadly this is accomplished via insertion rather than genuine amplification. Nikon has fortunately added focus cresting, which incredibly further develops the entire manual focus insight.



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The flash of the Nikon P600 must be popped up manually, utilizing the button on the counterfeit pentaprism lodging. You can set the glimmer mode to auto, auto with red-eye decrease, fill, slow sync and raise drapery sync through the Up button on the multi-regulator, however just when the flash is raised. As there is no hot-shoe or sync terminal on the Nikon Coolpix P600, and it doesn’t offer remote TTL streak control either, the best way to match up an outside flashgun with the camera is to optically slave it to the implicit unit.


The new wi-fi permits you to remotely move photographs to a viable cell phone, tablet or Wi-Fi-empowered gadget and remotely control the camera from another gadget utilizing the Nikon application. This is a major enhancement for the P520, which required the discretionary WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to be fitted. It does, be that as it may come at the expense of an underlying Global Positioning System (GPS), which the new P600 does not help anymore. Rather the GPS information from your shrewd gadget can be inserted in the photographs you move to it.

The P600 can shoot full-resolution stills at up to 7 casings each second (fps), a similar rate as its ancestor. There is likewise a more slow burst mode, called Continuous L, in which the edge rate drops to 1fps, yet you can catch up to 30 full-goal photographs at the Large quality setting. Note that you can’t involve the glimmer in any of the consistent shooting modes. Disappointingly the P600 doesn’t uphold the RAW record design, something that each of its primary rivals offers, and a prosumer highlight that honestly we’d expect on this class of camera.

Not at all like the Sony HX400V, the COOLPIX P600 doesn’t have NFC, so regardless of whether you have an NFC-prepared android telephone you’ll have to interface with the camera by choosing its SSID from your telephone’s Wifi settings. You then need to change to the application or the connection will break after about a moment.

You can then download photographs to your telephone, however not at the first size. There are two options, ‘Suggested’ which is streamlined for your gadget screen and VGA. This is a disgrace as unique size downloads are accessible with Nikon’s Wifi prepared DSLRs. One of the downsides of Nikon’s application is that it doesn’t permit direct transfers to interpersonal interaction and photograph sharing locales, however that simply implies you need to download to your telephone before sharing.

Controlling the camera remotely is quite easy, yet again the choices are restricted. You can zoom the focal point, however, there isn’t a similar level of control as on the camera, rather the zoom staggers are done in very huge discrete strides with each tap of the screen symbol. It’s impractical to switch openness modes utilizing the application and there are zero commands over the exposure of any sort, not even openness remuneration. However, there is a self-clock.

So the COOLPIX P600’s Wifi highlights are very essential, yet no less modern than those of the Sony HX400V. The experience of remote shooting and remote exchange utilizing the two models is the same, however, the HX400V has NFC so is a superior choice if you have an NFC-prepared cellphone and permits you to move full resolution pictures. Be that as it may, the COOLPIX P600’s underlying Wifi is an extremely beneficial element to have.


The P600 can shoot Full HD (1920×1080 pixel) films at 60i/50i/30p/25p casings each second, with sound system sound and full utilization of the optical zoom. It likewise offers a 720p/25p mode, an iFrame 960×540 pixel mode at 30/25p and VGA 640×480 pixel mode at 30/25p. Nikon’s savvy planners put the sound system amplifier on the highest point of the camera right behind the glimmer. 

A Wind Noise Reduction work is available in the Movie menu. Effectively limiting the noise of wind blowing on the amplifier, it is prescribed to be turned on in solid breeze just, as it might likewise make different sounds challenging to hear. Sensor-shift VR isn’t accessible during film recording, however, you might pick to turn on electronic picture adjustment.

The P600 is likewise able to do fast (HS) film recording. VGA recordings can be recorded at 4x speed quicker than ordinary speed and played back at 1/4-speed slow movement. 720p motion pictures are recorded at 2x speed quicker than ordinary speed and played back at 1/2-speed slow movement. 1080p motion pictures are recorded at 0.5x speed of the ordinary speed and played back at 2x speed quick movement. Sound isn’t recorded and no type of VR is accessible. Given the high edge rates, these recordings require quick shade speeds, which successfully implies that you want extremely brilliant circumstances.

Recording movie cuts are extremely kind with the Nikon P600 through the one-touch Movie Record button on the back of the camera. By pressing this button, you can begin recording a clasp regardless of the shooting mode you are in. You can utilize the optical zoom while recording, and full-time AF is likewise accessible. 

Being used, we found that zooming in or out in some cases made the picture go briefly out of concentration, yet the AF framework generally changed itself rapidly in these cases. The greatest clasp length is restricted to 29 minutes for both typical and fast motion pictures. The Creative Slider and Special Effects can likewise be utilized while shooting films, and they can be played back on an HDTV utilizing the underlying HDMI connector, as expected there’s no appropriate link provided in the case. The P600 upholds the CEC include for HDMI which empowers playback control utilizing your TV’s controller.

Menu System

The Nikon Coolpix P600’s natural Menu button gets to the standard Nikon menu framework, which is clear and simple to explore. Press this when in any of the shooting modes and there are three menus, Shooting, Movie, GPS and Setup, with two menus, Playback and Settings, accessible while you’re exploring a picture. 

A major oversight is the practically steady need to involve the menu framework for setting the ISO speed, white equilibrium, metering, and AF mode, with something like 4 button presses expected to change these regularly utilized highlights. The P600 is painfully missing some sort of fast menu framework, available utilizing outer control, to help accelerate its overall activity.

In playback mode, pressing a similar Menu button manages the cost of admittance to picture altering, including Nikon’s exposure adjusting D-Lighting capacity, Skin Softening and Filter Effects, the programmed Quick Retouch, and picture slide shows. A button to the right elements the recognizable garbage bin symbol for erasing pictures on the fly and finishes the back of the P600.

On the right flank of the camera – as yet seeing it from the back – there’s a metal eyelet for appending the provided shoulder lash and a plastic cover safeguarding the HDMI port and A/V out/USB port. On the left-hand flank is another eyelet. There’s a halfway situated, metal stand mount on the lower part of the camera.


1850mAh Lithium Battery

The P600 is fueled by an 1850 mAh lithium-particle battery, great for around 330 shots, that slots into the base close by the SD/SDHC/SDXC card space. There is a little inside memory as well, yet it will just hold a couple of photographs at full resolution, so you’ll require a memory card. Note that re-energizing the P600 is a fairly tangled issue, with the battery staying in the camera and requiring the battery cover to be shut.

Battery duration is evaluated at 330 shots as indicated by CIPA test results, which is great for an extension camera. We made various efforts to test the camera’s responsiveness, from switching on to the first photograph, shot to shot, focusing speed and so on. We make various efforts and afterwards utilize the normal to guarantee exact and reliable tests, making it simple to contrast and different cameras.

Picture Quality

Moon Photography

The Nikon Coolpix P600’s picture quality is excellent for a minimal camera with a little picture sensor. The Nikon Coolpix P600’s managed clamour, which ends up being unmistakable at ISO 800 alongside some shading misfortune. The commotion, shading desaturation and loss of detail deteriorate as you go from ISO 800 to ISO 3200 lastly the unusable 6400 settings. 

The Nikon Coolpix P600 handled chromatic aberrations magnificently with restricted purple bordering impacts showing up just in high differentiation circumstances. The 16-megapixel pictures were a little delicate straight out of the camera at the default hone setting and either require some further honing in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you should expand the in-camera honing level.

The Nikon Coolpix P600’s most extreme shade speed is 15 seconds, which is uplifting news for night photography aficionados. The macro mode is incredible, permitting you to concentrate as close as 1cm away from the subject. Vibration decrease is a necessary element on a camera like this and one that functions admirably while hand-holding the P600 in low-light circumstances or utilizing the fax end of the astounding zoom range. 

The inherent flash functioned admirably inside, with no red-eye and great by and large exposure. The backdrop illumination include increments detail in both the shadows and features, even though to the detriment of a few extra noise and loss of fine detail, while the Picture Controls, Special Effects during shooting and Filter Effects during playback offer a great deal of innovative command over your pictures.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix P600:

  • Excellent image quality
  • A beautiful vari-angle LCD
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and EVF
  • Compact and light
  • The solid image stabilization system
  • Manual shooting controls
  • Easy to use

Cons of Nikon Coolpix P600:

  • No touch screen
  • No Environmental Sealing


Is Nikon P600 a good camera?

Yes definitely. The Nikon Coolpix P600 packs a strong focal point, a decent vari-point LCD, and a good arrangement of shooting options and controls that ought to fulfil the requirements of auto and manual users. Considering its zoom range, the camera is astoundingly light and compact.

Is Nikon Coolpix P600 a DSLR?

The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a DSLR-like ultrazoom compact and bridge camera.

When did the Nikon Coolpix P600 come out?

The Nikon Coolpix P600 was released on February 7, 2014.

How much is Nikon Coolpix P600?

The Nikon Coolpix P600 costs $499.95 that highlights a great 60x long range focal point with a 16-megapixel CMOS picture sensor.

Final Words on the Nikon Coolpix P600 Review

The component which will draw in the most consideration towards the Nikon Coolpix P600 is its 60x optical long range focal point. Cameras with this measure of zoom will more often than not have numerous different highlights, at the end of the day need for the good picture quality – the P600 resists this pattern fairly. Picture quality is great and performance at higher ISOs is amazing.

Being an extension camera, there are bunches of different elements, for example, the EVF, Wi-Fi and the pivoting LCD screen all imply that the P600 is certainly worth its sticker price. A few clients might be put off by the absence of RAW shooting and accomplishing 8.4 fps inconsistent shooting was unthinkable, however, these aren’t factors that ought to stop you from purchasing the camera.