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Nikon Coolpix B600 Review

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 is a great camera with an inherent long-range focal point that takes into consideration an extremely long greatest central length. It’s adequately agreeable to utilize and genuinely lightweight. Contingent upon your use propensities and selection of settings, battery life is likewise adequate to last you all through the majority of a day’s utilization.

Nonetheless, experienced photographers are probably going to be put off since you can’t change the exposures and shade speed physically. Its proper screen and absence of a viewfinder can now and again make it hard to make efforts from capricious points or edge your shots at extremely long zoom lengths. Let’s have a look at the Nikon Coolpix B600 Review.

Key Specifications:

  • 16mp 1/2.3inch CMOS sensor
  • 60x optical long range focal point, 24-1440mm same (in 35mm terms)
  • Vibration Reduction (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • 3inch screen, 921k dots
  • Pop-up flash
  • FullHD video recording, with sound system sound
  • 7fps ceaseless shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • ISO125 to ISO1600/3200/6400
  • 1cm full-scale centre
  • 280 shot battery life


The Nikon Coolpix B600 is somewhat minimal, with a slender body, and an enormous agreeable handgrip, with loads of elastic grasp to the clutch. There’s an elastic region on the back for your thumb, and the button design implies you can reach everything with your right hand. There’s additionally a finished grasp around the lower part of the focal point barrel, to help when you’re holding the camera with two hands. We’d suggest this, especially when utilizing a great deal of optical zoom.

With a plastic body, you may anticipate that the camera should feel feeble, yet rather the camera feels set up, with a durable inclination. The dotted impact on the plastic aides gives the impression of a more superior model.

The highest point of the camera includes the mode dial, on/off button, shade releaser button, with a zoom rocker around this. On top, behind the pop-up flash, are sound system mouthpieces, and the spring up streak is opened physically and shut similarly.

The buttons on the back give you fast admittance to streak, self-clock, openness remuneration, and a large scale centre. To change different settings you want to go into the menus, and these are flawlessly spread out. There aren’t such a large number of choices, and there is inherent assistance to clarify each setting, making it simpler to utilize. The video record button is protected to stay away from you coincidentally squeezing it. There’s no fast admittance to different settings, tragically.

Compact Design

The hold of the Nikon B600 says DSLR, however, the controls say simply to use. It’s an agreeable camera to use for extensive stretches, which is a benefit over a cell phone. The low weight — somewhat over a pound — expands on that solace factor, and hanging the B600 around your neck with the included tie feels normal. The focal point barrel is generous — a pocketable camera this isn’t — however, the actual body is somewhat dainty for this style of a superzoom.

The B600 doesn’t hold any amazements in the control conspire. There’s a mode dial on the top, a zoom switch around the shade button, and a scattering of buttons on the back, keeping everything inside simple reach of your right hand. Alternate routes buttons are presented for full-scale mode, self-clock, openness remuneration, blaze, and video mode.

On the left at the focal point barrel, a rocker button offers a subsequent choice for controlling the zoom, while a “zoom back” button briefly zooms out so you can track down your orientation and point the camera perfectly positioned This rocker button is without a doubt smoother than the zoom change up the screen button and supports a two-gave hold that will assist with keeping the camera consistent when utilizing that long zoom.

The camera’s menu is similarly pretty much as clear as the actual controls, which is expected to some extent to the spending plan camera just including fundamental elements and capacities. A speedy explainer shows across the lower part of the menu when a choice is chosen, working on the menu for those new to photography language.

In any case, the camera does not have any kind of manual openness mode, including gap and screen need modes. It is an all-programmed simple to use with a major focal point appended, and along these lines, the expression “span camera” doesn’t apply here. 

Regardless of the DSLR look, this is a lot of a passage level camera. Indeed, that is not extremely shocking given the cost, it is a piece deluding; this seems as though a camera that would be more skilled, yet it doesn’t follow through on that appearance — it even has a viewfinder knock, without the real viewfinder.

User Experience

While you will not have the option to change the screen speed or gap all alone, there are a lot of simple scene modes that essentially award some command over the appearance of the picture. Choices like auto, sports, backdrop illumination, and shrewd representation (which should put on cosmetics impacts yet will in general obscure the whole photograph) are right on the mode dial, while a few more can be gotten to by pivoting the dial to Scene.

While the auto modes do a by and large nice work of getting the openness right, the camera will in general keep the shade speed moderately low in many modes. Regardless of offering shade speeds as quick as 1/4000 second in burst mode, or 1/1600 for single shooting, the camera didn’t go past 1/250 in auto mode. 

Sports mode essentially pushed the screen speed to 1/800 on a brilliantly bright day, with such a long focal point, it appears to be odd that quicker speeds were not being utilized all the more regularly.

The moderate shade speed can be an issue. Shooting in the bird-watching mode, for instance, you must have an extremely still bird to get a spotless photograph without movement obscure. A higher screen speed would likewise assist with staying away from obscure from the focal point itself, which is hard to hold consistent when zoomed in. 

A contributor to the issue is that the most extreme focal point gap of f/6.5 at the fax end simply isn’t adequately splendid, yet in any event, when raising the ISO was a choice, the camera would in general keep the screen speed under 1/250.

Close by the absence of manual choices, decisions like burst mode and distinctive self-adjust settings are just accessible inside some shooting modes. Fortunately, you can wind down the glimmer on or.

The auto modes make the B600 simple to utilize, yet the camera isn’t without its disappointments. Other than the moderate shade, the presentation is somewhat sluggish. The most extreme 7.7 fps burst speed can just proceed for seven shots dialling back in auto mode; in sports mode, we just had 4-5 chances before it dialled back, and we have no clue about why. 

The camera requires around five seconds to deal with the pictures before it can shoot one more burst. The camera additionally requires a couple of moments after changing modes to be prepared to shoot. Every one of these implies that assuming you were imagining that a long focal point makes the B600 a decent game or natural life camera, all things considered, you would be off-base.

Fortunately, the self-adjust execution isn’t as drowsy. Lock-on speed was about normal, albeit the camera experienced some difficulty with close-ups when zoomed in, even with large scale mode turned on.

What the B600 needs speed, it attempts to compensate for with its adaptable focal point. A 60x zoom can make a bit somewhere out there transform into a point by point close-up, and the B600 does that for very little money. The macro model permits the camera to concentrate as close as 0.4 crawls before the focal point at the amplest point and generally 6.5 feet with the focal point completely zoomed in. Like any camera, in any case, we suggest winding down the advanced zoom — you can generally edit your photographs in post assuming you truly need more zoom.

Another little, but supportive, potential gain is that the B600 battery can shoot longer than the 280-openness rating. We shot more than 300 photographs and the battery symbol read as completely energized.

Image Quality

As a camera that costs not exactly most cell phones, we can’t expect a lot in the picture quality office. The 60x zoom is positively an element no cell phone has, in any case, don’t anticipate that the B600 should convey pictures that surpass those from your smartphone. Picture quality is comparable to the spending plan zoom class in great lighting conditions, like shooting outside. Inside and in low light, some cell phones can presumably outshoot the B600 on account of more extensive openings and computational photography.

The 60x zoom isn’t extraordinary for a scaffold camera nowadays, rare external the class. For reference, that is comparable to a 24-1,440mm focal point on a full-outline DSLR — something that just doesn’t exist. Picture quality is generally reliable from the wide point to the most extreme zoom, pictures will more often than not be a touch gentler both at full zoom and in made mode.

On account of the optical adjustment framework, it is feasible to handhold that long zoom in great lighting. The adjustment isn’t exactly sufficient to take shots at sunset. In any light, when shooting completely zoomed in, you probably will not have a 100% hit rate without being exceptionally cautious with how you grasp the camera.

The 1/2.3-inch sensor isn’t anything to boast about, yet such a little sensor is important to have the option to fabricate such a huge long-range focal point. Detail is nice for the class, however insufficient for weighty trimming (obviously, that is the thing that 60x zooms is for). Also, you’ll need to keep the ISO as low as could be expected. Commotion is perceptible at ISO 800, however not awful until pushed up to ISO 3200.

While the camera catches nice shots in great lighting conditions, we were unable to have a sharp chance inside. That is a blend of the camera’s more modest sensor, restricted opening, and absence of manual controls pushing the screen speed too low to even think about freezing any movement. Indeed, even at the wide finish of the focal point, which considers the most splendid conceivable opening of f/3.3, minor development caused obscure.

The B600’s video mode extends a large part of something very similar — picture quality is great, but nothing to boast about. Video is recorded at 1080p and 60 fps; not getting 4K isn’t an astonishment on such a modest camera. Electronic adjustment can likewise be turned on for the video. Don’t anticipate utilizing that 60x zoom without a tripod. Amazingly, you can utilize almost 50% of it handheld without causing an excess of nausea for watchers.

Battery life

 Battery life is evaluated at 280 shots as per Nikon/CIPA test results, which is marginally sub-optimal for this class of camera. We’d suggest an extra battery on the off chance that you anticipate shooting more. Charging is through the MicroUSB association, which means you ought to have the option to effectively charge the camera when all over town.


Focus speeds were sensible in great light, albeit more slowly in lower light. The camera is sensible in how rapidly it reacts whenever you’ve snapped a picture, it’s not lightning quick, but rather it’s additionally not frustratingly sluggish, so ought to be alright for most things. It’s not adequately quick to quickly react to things happening rapidly, so assuming you spot something, you may miss the shot, as you trust that the camera will turn on and centre around a subject.


Regardless of whether it has top of the line picture quality or manual control highlights like a DSLR, the B600 sees that will help you to remember a DSLR camera. This model has a major right-hand grasp, which makes holding and utilizing the camera agreeable. (Tragically, the right-hand grasp isn’t sufficient to forestall camera shake when hand-holding the camera while shooting with the long-range focal point expanded.)

The camera’s control buttons are well measured. They’re contained on the right half of the rear of the camera. The film recording button is close to the thumb pad at the right upper piece of the rear of the camera body, which is convenient.

On the top board, you’ll observe the mode dial, which is very much positioned. The shade button is not difficult to reach with your right forefinger. It’s encircled by a zoom ring. The power button is additionally on the top board, yet it’s somewhat little, so it’s hard to squeeze when you’re cutting at it in a rush, attempting to catch an unconstrained photograph.

60X Optical Zoom Lens

The 60x long range focal point incorporated into the body of the Coolpix B600 is the vital element of this camera. For the individuals who are as of now shooting with a cell phone camera, the absence of an optical zoom is a critical dissatisfaction. The 60x focal point in the B600 reduces that dissatisfaction.

This focal point has a 35mm identical estimation of 24-1440mm. It has the greatest gap of f/3.3 at the wide point setting and f/6.5 at the most extreme zoom setting.

Picture sharpness is great all through the zoom range. You will see only a tad of delicateness at the two closures of the zoom range. Be that as it may, contrasted with other economical superzooms, the B600’s general focal point sharpness is superior to average.

You will see a touch of purple bordering in scenes with high differentiation, yet this is run of the mill for cameras with little 1/2.3-inch picture sensors. On the off chance that you just offer photographs carefully, rather than attempting to make enormous prints, the purple bordering will be less recognizable.

Nikon included two zoom controls with the B600. The zoom ring around the screen button is available with your right forefinger. The zoom switch is on the left half of the zoom lodging (as you’re holding the camera, and as is apparent in this photograph). The zoom switch on the focal point lodging runs more slowly than the zoom ring, giving you a more prominent command over the focal point.

As you can find in this photograph, when the long-range focal point is expanded, the camera turns out to be very huge. When taking shots at the greatest point setting, the B600 measures around 4 crawls long. However, with the zoom completely expanded, the camera’s length becomes around 7 inches.

The Nikon Coolpix B600 has a normal quality LCD screen, estimating 3.0 inches askew with 921,000 pixels of goal. It doesn’t shift or turn away from the camera body. The LCD doesn’t have contact capacities all things considered.

With a long zoom camera like this, it would’ve been truly helpful to have an electronic viewfinder, so you could hold the camera tight to your eye to consistent it while shooting. It’s unmistakable taking a gander at the camera that its plan had a viewfinder included at a certain point. Notwithstanding, Nikon probably rejected the EVF with the B600 to have the option to convey it at a lower cost.

You can choose from a few shooting modes utilizing the dial on the top board of the camera. A large portion of these is basic scene mode choices that truly don’t assist you with controlling the settings. Shooting in auto mode most of the time will give you the best outcomes.

The on-screen menus are fundamental, which you’d expect for a camera with no manual control highlights. They’re efficient, so you ought to have the option to observe the order you need to utilize moderately without any problem.

Speed and AF Performance

We were moderately satisfied with the functional speed of the Nikon B600. Versus other long-zoom cameras and another straightforward simple to use the camera, the B600 has better than expected outcomes. You can record a photograph somewhat more than 1 second after squeezing the power button.

That doesn’t mean it’s ideal, as functional speed is a typical issue for cameras like this. In any case, the B600 outflanks its companions. Self-adjust is quick and exact more often than not, again outflanking comparative cameras. We were particularly intrigued with the AF framework while recording films, as we’ll examine in more detail later.

Comprehend that you will have hazy pictures more frequently than you’d like with this camera. Yet, this issue doesn’t have a lot to do with the self-adjust framework. Camera shake is the far greater reason for foggy pictures.

In burst mode, you just can record around seven shots filling the camera cradle. So the B600’s persistent shot speed of 7.7 casings each second isn’t useful because the cushion is full in under 1 second.


With the Coolpix B600, you can change the openness physically in 1/3 EV moves forward to in addition to 2 or less 2. Network, focus weighted, and spot metering modes are accessible.

To the extent of the camera’s openness precision, it was sufficient a significant part of the time. We had some example photographs where the sky was cleaned out, while in others, cloud detail was great and the blue of the sky was delightfully caught. Likewise, with some different parts of the B600, appropriate openness was a hit and miss prospect.

ISO Performance

If you intend to shoot a great deal of low light photographs with your camera, you’ll need to avoid the B600. You can take shots at an ISO up to 6400 in Auto mode (and 1600 in different modes), but the picture quality is poor at higher ISO settings than 800.

The picture recorded here was taken shots at ISO 1600, and its picture quality is exceptionally baffling when seen at standard size. As you can find in our example pictures, ISO settings past 1600 convey surprisingly more terrible quality.

The popup streak works satisfactorily, so we’d propose staying with the glimmer when shooting in low light, rather than attempting to knock up the ISO. Sadly, Nikon didn’t give the Coolpix B600 a hot shoe to append an outer blaze, which would’ve conveyed surprisingly better execution.

Surely, most cameras with a little 1/2.3-inch picture sensor battle in low light and with higher ISO settings. Be that as it may, the B600’s issues in low light appear to be much more terrible than what’s commonly found in these kinds of cameras.

Video Quality

Video quality is shockingly great with the Nikon B600. The camera shake gives that plague this model when shooting pictures with the long-range focal point being used are not as large of an issue when shooting video.

Dissimilar to some other financial plan evaluated, basic simple to use cameras, the B600’s self-adjust when shooting recordings is exact and works quick. This is particularly useful when you’re shooting video and moving the long-range focal point to and fro regularly.

We’d suggest utilizing a stand for video recording when you’re utilizing the zoom toward the greatest setting in the reach. When recording films at the most extreme zoom, the scene will bounce around without a stand. However, it’s feasible to record great video quality while hand holding the camera assuming that you stick toward the centre of the zoom range.

You can’t take shots at a 4K video resolution with the Coolpix B600, which will be a major issue for certain individuals. Nonetheless, you do have a couple of choices for recording high-velocity video at up to 120 casings each second at a restricted resolution.

Remote Performance

The Nikon B600 offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth remote networks. Both are not difficult to set up and work pleasantly. There is no help for NFC innovation with this camera.

As with other Nikon cameras, you can utilize the B600’s remote association to work the camera from a distance. Simply download the SnapBridge application to your cell phone to run the camera from a distance.

Utilizing the remote highlights in this camera will deplete the battery-powered battery quicker than general photography. Under ordinary conditions, you can expect around 250-300 shots for each charge.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix B600:

  • Big zoom power
  • SnapBridge wireless
  • Relatively compact
  • Sharp rear display
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • Snappy autofocus

Cons of Nikon Coolpix B600:

  • No EVF
  • No Manual Exposure


When did the Coolpix B600 come out?

The Coolpix B600 was released on February 26, 2019.

Can you change the lens on Nikon B600?

You can push the zoom rocker to move from wide point to fax, but on the other hand, there’s one more method for changing the zoom length assuming you like. On the lens, there’s one more switch set apart with T/W which you can push all over to zoom in and out.

Is Nikon Coolpix B600 discontinued?

The parts lack that is influencing numerous buyer hardware items keeps on pressing camera makers, as Nikon has reported it is suspending the Coolpix B600, a camera it dispatched under a year prior.

Is the Nikon Coolpix B600 a DSLR?

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 is a DSLR-styled ‘span’ super-zoom camera that updates the 40x scope of the prior B500 with a more extended 60x 24-1440mm long-range focal point.

Does Coolpix B600 have WIFI?

Yes definitely. The Nikon Coolpix B600 has Wifi connectivity.

Does Nikon Coolpix B600 have Bluetooth?

Yes certainly. The Nikon Coolpix B600 has Bluetooth connectivity.

Does the Nikon Coolpix B600 have a mic input?

B600 has an inherent Stereo receiver and a Mono speaker. But it doesn’t have any connections for outside earphones and microphones.

Final Words on Nikon Coolpix B600

Nikon conveyed several significant highlights in the Coolpix B600. Its 60x optical long range focal point is great, enabling you to see far away subjects. You can see the great amplification of this camera in our example pictures.

Nonetheless, it simply feels like Nikon needed to forfeit a lot of usefulness and execution in the B600’s plan to arrive at such a low cost.

If you simply need a major zoom camera that produces pleasant picture quality when the light is satisfactory, the B600 is worth considering. On the other side, if you need a greater all-rounder camera that can deal with any shooting circumstance with progress, you’ll be disappointed with this model.