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Nikon P600 Digital Camera

$599.00
Bridge Camera 16.1MP 60x Yes Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Fairly priced
Good screen / viewfinder
Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
94 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, both of which concluded that this Nikon camera was good.

The author at websites Ephotozine strongly endorse this Nikon camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 25 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 71%.

Good Owner Reviews

P600 owners on average rated this camera 89%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 28,143 expert and owner reviews (including 1,945 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 manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people mentioned that the product had good features.


Design

Easy to Use

Six owners who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use.

Nice Design

Three customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good looking.

Robust

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon P600 considered that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

Seven people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who bought it said that it had a good viewfinder.

  • He likes the fact it has a view finder window and also that the viewing screen swivels around out of the glare…
    Tux (Amazon) - April 2015
  • A good compromise with the viewfinder…
    Don C (Amazon) - September 2014

Good Quality Lens

11 people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom and three owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good lens.

Good Quality Pictures

10 people concluded that the product was able to produce good images.

  • We did get a number of solid photos…
  • Anyone else who likes to shoot pictures and movies of distant subjects…
    Cnet.com April 2014
  • There is a "pre shooting cache" mode where you can save more images…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - March 2014
  • For the sensor size it's quite respectable…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - March 2014
  • Good quality, nice colour, various functions, sharp pictures, really nice piece of gadget…
    Swanlian (Amazon) - February 2015
  • The flash only works in auto and it takes forever for the photos to process…
  • Even at full zoom the picture quality isn't bad at all…
  • Shooting snaps poses no problems…
  • Picture quality is very good indeed…
  • The zoom works really well although you really need a steady hand or a tripod to get a good image at full zoom, this isn't a problem for most photos…
    iamtee (Amazon) - April 2014

Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera was released in February 2015.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon P600 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S7000 which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm S9200 ($301.92), or the Nikon S6800 both of which have better reviews.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight.

  • That might be a small price to pay for having such a long lens on a relatively compact, lightweight camera…
    Cnet.com April 2014
  • The bridge camera market seems to be relatively buoyant in what is an otherwise declining compact arena…
  • The camera is lightweight - important to me -…
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SMART…
  • The camera feels less bulky than its rivals…
    Heapster (Amazon) - October 2014

Heavy

The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. The Nikon P600 is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (565 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon P600 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Benq G1 ($229) which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm S9200 ($301.92), and the Nikon S6400 both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera that we have assessed, the Nikon P600's optical zoom of 60 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 81x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 60x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon P600 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 ($174.95) which is cheaper; or the S9300, and the S6400 both from Nikon and both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,440 millimeter, the Nikon P600 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon P600 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR, or the Nikon S9300 both of which have better reviews; or the Fujifilm Finepix SL240 which is cheaper.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon P600 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 510,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon P600 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the S6400, or the S6800 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm S9200 ($301.92) which all of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon P600 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 4608 x 2592, 1920 x 1080 and 4608 x 3072 and 3456 x 3456. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 16.1MP cameras to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-T110, and the Panasonic DMC-LZ30 ($174.95) both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

If this Nikon camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm S9800 ($242.11) (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon P600 features multi-shot function. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon P600 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon P600 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon P600 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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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 cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon P600 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon P600 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon P600 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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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 the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). This 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital 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 common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of cameras of this age and spec is 0.28", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.5". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Nikon P600 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

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

Nikon P600 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon P600 review we compared this digital camera to 1,232 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,829 product attributes, 185,423 digital camera reviews and 3,403,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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