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Nikon P600 Digital Camera

£204.99
Bridge Camera 16.1MP 60x Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
93 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. The editor of website Camera Labs gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus this digital camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

This Nikon digital camera has an average user rating of 89 out of 100 based on 136 user reviews. 38 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon P600 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the Nikon S6800 (£189.46) or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£192.00), and the Nikon S9300 (£227.58) are also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people said that the Nikon P600 was lightweight. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “That might be a small price to pay for having such a long lens on a relatively compact, lightweight camera”. A. J. Weston said “The camera is lightweight - important to me -”. Jill Keat mentioned “Lightweight and smart” and scored it 7 stars.

Three people said in their reviews that it was compact. Three years ago expert website Photographyblog.com scored this digital camera 5 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix P600 is a new super-zoom compact camera with a mechanically-stabilized 60x optical zoom that offers a massive focal range of 24-1440mm”. In the same month expert website Techradar.com scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The bridge camera market seems to be relatively buoyant in what is an otherwise declining compact arena”. In the same month A. J. Weston wrote “Bear in mind that a good quality compact like a Canon G15 costs substantially more”.

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned “The camera is pretty big and bulky” in their review of this digital camera. Heapster wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera feels less bulky than its rivals”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 565 grams, the Nikon P600 is one of the heavier cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-GF6 (280g), or the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (562g) both from Panasonic or the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (560g) which is also higher rated.

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Battery

330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon P600 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon P600 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon P600 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Display

Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 430,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon P600 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon P600 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the FinePix F770EXR (£228.00), or the F660EXR (£181.00) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon S9300 (£227.58).

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon P600 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon P600 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon P600 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon P600 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£192.00), or the Nikon S9300 (£227.58) which has better reviews; or the Nikon S6800 (£189.46) which is cheaper.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon P600 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Nikon S6800 (£189.46) or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the PowerShot SX530 HS (£192.00), and the PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) both from Canon are also worth considering.

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Design

Easy to Use

Nine customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Mrs L Ogden said on Amazon “It's a fun everyday camera and very easy to use!”. Three years ago Kermit mentioned in his review of the Nikon P600 on Amazon “Nice to hold and all the controls are easily accessible”. Lynne Boyd said on Amazon “Easy to use basic facilities” and rated it 8 stars.

Three owners who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Will effect image quality at the higher settings+ Good macro setting 1cm min focus (at the wide end of the zoom)+ Fairly fast 7fps.”. Kermit said “The menus and controls seem logical to find” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Robbo said on Amazon “Amazing zoom lens and easy to use settings” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. Three years ago Kermit said “Ability to download photos to my tablet for viewing is excellent and easy to set up”. One person said that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer rated it 7 stars and said “It feels really nice to hold in my fairly small hands”.

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Nice Design

Seven owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Nikon P600 on expert website CNET.com “The P600's 60x zoom lens is pretty amazing given the camera's” and rated it 5 stars. Three years ago Lynne Boyd said in her Nikon P600 review “Looks stylish” and rated this digital camera 7 stars. Snaphappy mentioned on Amazon “Zoom is also a little noisy and the EVF is pretty average”.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Mrs. Christine Bye rated this digital camera 7 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “It was a smooth transaction and the delivery was excellent”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Probably ok as it seems ergonomically well designed” and rated it 8 stars.

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Robust

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “We did get a number of solid photos” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “The P600 is a solid bridge camera” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com also wrote “Built in Wi-Fi is also a great feature to have” in their review.

Three people said in their reviews that the product was reliable. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Nikon P600 three years ago “I bought the Coolpix P600 to replace my trusty P510” . One customer said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Charles W Agar mentioned on Amazon “The camera is best mouted on a sturdy tripod”.

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Good Product Quality

Nineteen customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Ultimately lack for decent image quality - the P600 bucks this tr” in their Nikon P600 review. Reviewed.com mentioned also three years ago “It seems as if zoom ratio has become the new megapixel—a number people look for to judge camera quality because it's simple to understand” in their Nikon P600 review. Mrs L Ogden she wrote in her review of this digital camera “Excellent zoom feature and many other extra settings which makes taking picture fun! The picture quality matches my Canon dslr 550D”.


Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the Nikon P600 has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

We compared this camera to all the other 60x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Nikon P600's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,440 millimeter is one of the longest. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon P600 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon S6800 (£189.46) which is cheaper; or the Nikon S9300 (£227.58), and the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who purchased the Nikon P600 agreed that it had a good screen. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “It includes a sharp vari-angle rear display”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “A swivel screen, built-in Wi-Fi, assisted framing”. Three years ago Heapster said in their review of this digital camera “After going "hands on" in my local high street retailer I decided on the p600 as the reversible lcd screen was far more versatile”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote on Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix P600 was announced in February 2014 and is a bridge camera which features a 60x optical zoom lens, tilting LCD screen, electronic viewfinder and built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Tux said in their Nikon P600 review “He likes the fact it has a view finder window and also that the viewing screen swivels around out of the glare” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Don C mentioned “A good compromise with the viewfinder” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

One customer thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Three years ago Snaphappy said “The FZ200 has a better EVF and is a little quicker to focus”.

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Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Janet Bott said “I have even used the video and that is excellent as well”. Three years ago G a Green wrote in their review of this digital camera “Video using the huge zoom is no problem on the P510 - the P600.”.

Good Flash

Three owners reckoned that the Nikon P600 had a good flash. Kermit wrote “No issues with the flash for me so far”.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-four people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com mentioned “Anyone else who likes to shoot pictures and movies of distant subjects” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Fatducktech.com said “You'll see plenty of people taking photos with their smartphones” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Mr Baz wrote in his review of the Nikon P600 “There are some snazzy ultra high speed shooting modes, with very low image resolution (640x480 @120fps) fun for web not much else”.

Two customers considered that the product had a good picture resolution. A. J. Weston said in their Nikon P600 review “Shooting snaps poses no problems”. G a Green wrote in their review of the Nikon P600 “In continuous shooting mode, for example, take 7 continuous shots with the P510”.

One person who bought it wrote that it had a good ISO range. Mr Baz said “Even ISO 800 is quite good, 1600 is pushing things more than a bit” and scored it 6 stars. One customer thought it had a good image sensor. Mr Baz said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “For the sensor size it's quite respectable”.

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Good Quality Lens

Thirty-eight owners thought this digital camera had a good zoom. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “The Nikon COOLPIX P600 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with an impressive 60x optical zoom ranging from an equivalent 24mm to a whopping 1440mm telephoto” in their Nikon P600 review and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “The main advantage of the bridge camera is their incredible zoom range”. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The Nikon Coolpix P600 covers an incredible 60x zoom range.”.

Four people agreed that it had a good lens. A. J. Weston wrote on Amazon “At normal distances the lens is pretty good” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Two years ago Fraser Balaam said on Amazon “Camera not to heavy when lens open to it greatest distance”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I think its focusing speed was much better so I may buy one soon” and rated it 6 stars.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person considered that this digital camera had gps. Three years ago G a Green wrote in their Nikon P600 review on Amazon “WiFi has replaced the GPS in the P510.” and gave it a rating of 71.516744236225 out of 100.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner considered that this digital camera was noisy.

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon P600 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon P600 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who bought the Nikon P600 thought it had good features. Lynne Boyd mentioned on Amazon “Great features and still trying to learn others” and gave it a score of 7 stars. A. J. Weston mentioned “The Nikon has more overall features and a much longer lens.I've enjoyed using this camera” and gave it a score of 4 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the Nikon P600 had a good battery life. Steven Cartwright he wrote “This camera was recommended by a professional photographer and it proved just what we wanted - easy to use, very good battery life and the data card help over 2000 pictures”.


Support

Good Support

Six people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had good technical guidance. Mr Baz gave it a rating of 6 stars and he wrote in his review of the Nikon P600 on Amazon “+ Focus peaking, outlines the edges of your subject for improved manual focus, works well enough”. Kermit mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The full users manual is easily downloadable online, all that comes in the box is a QuickStart guide” . Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “I have read the full user manual which is available online” in their review of the Nikon P600 and gave it a rating of 6 stars.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Fourteen people who reviewed the Nikon P600 considered that it was good value for money. Mrs. Christine Bye wrote on Amazon “I received excellent value and service from this company” in her review of this digital camera. Mr J Goode gave it a score of 8 stars and he wrote in his Nikon P600 review “Good product at good price”. Mr Kelvin White gave it a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “At a good price!” in his review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264629, 00018208264636, 00018208879472, 00018208939817, 00018208939862, 03662362031954, 05054230633694, 05054230633700, 08033737553398

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