Nikon Coolpix P600 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Nikon Coolpix P600
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

92% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera. That's 55x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (5x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

13% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.8 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (5.7).
0.2 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a minimum aperture of 3.3, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Significantly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a maximum focal length of 1,440mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (1,335mm shorter).
25 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (125).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

34% bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 56MB internal memory digital camera. That's 19MB bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (37MB).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (460,000 pixels).
330.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a digital camera that takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £68
The Nikon Coolpix P600 costs £204.99, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is £273.09.
One more awards
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has 2 awards from expert review sites, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has 1 award.
A bit better user reviews
Based on 60 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon Coolpix P600 is 89%, but the average rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 88% (based on 76 reviews).
11 Reasons For
15m higher maximum waterproof depth Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 15m waterproof digital camera. That's 15m higher than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (15m). Read more

This is the maximum depth that the manufacturer recommends taking the camera underwater.

A higher the maximum underwater depth allow you to use the camera for scuba diving as well as snorkelling.

10°C lower maximum freezeproof temperature Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum freezeproof temperature of -10°C, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a unknown°C maximum freezeproof temperature digital camera (10°C higher).
15% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum focal length of 21mm, however the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
Vastly larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 128GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 128GB larger than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (128GB).
Vastly higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, however the Nikon Coolpix P600 is only a unknownx maximum playback zoom digital camera (10x lower).
2x lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera. That's 341g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (224g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot shorter Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 64.1mm tall, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 is an 85mm tall digital camera (20.9mm taller).
Thinner Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 27.6mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 106.5mm deep digital camera (78.9mm thicker).
12.1mm narrower Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 112.9mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 125mm wide digital camera (12.1mm wider).
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average expert review score of 80%, however the Nikon Coolpix P600 has an average rating of 71% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (21mm).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a weight of 565g, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 224g digital camera (341g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

20.9mm taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is an 85mm tall digital camera. That's 20.9mm taller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (64.1mm).
Thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a depth of 106.5mm. That's 78.9mm thicker than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (27.6mm).
10% wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P600 has a width of 125mm. That's 12.1mm wider than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 (112.9mm).
Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is stocked by 5 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by two months
The Nikon Coolpix P600 is two months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix P600 only has an average expert score of 71%, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
13 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a megapixel count of 16MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 16.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera (55x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.8 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a maximum aperture of 5.7, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 larger than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (3.5).
Thirteen times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,335mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P600 (105mm).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
11s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is only 4s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

19MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has an internal memory of 37MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 56MB internal memory digital camera (19MB bigger).
2x lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
Thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is 300.00, but the Nikon Coolpix P600 only takes 330.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£68 more expensive
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P600 by £68.10.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 has received 1 award, the Nikon Coolpix P600 has received 2 awards.
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860's average user rating is 88%, however the Nikon Coolpix P600's is 89% (based on 60 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2048 x 1536
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
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 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
Shock Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant case
Freeze Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Dust Resistant Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dust resistant case
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Lens System

Optical Zoom
60x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
5.7
Minimum Aperture
3.3
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
1,440mm
BEST
105mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 21mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 258 3.74 - 18.7
Lens Structure
16/11 10/8
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞, 2 - ∞ 0.1 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 800
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 125
 800
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 4 0.1 - 2.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.12 - 4

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
120fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB
BEST
37MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data TruePic VII
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Underwater
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
565g 224g
BEST
Height
85mm 64.1mm
BEST
Depth
106.5mm 27.6mm
BEST
Width
125mm 112.9mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
EN-EL23 LI-50B
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots
BEST
300 shots
Battery Recharge Time
3h Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Viewer 3
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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