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Nikon Coolpix S600 Digital Camera (Slate Black)

B&H # NICPS600B Mfr # 25594
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Product Highlights
  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • Nikon In-Camera Innovations
  • Active Child Mode
  • Fast Start-up
  • All-Metal Body

The Nikon Coolpix S600 Digital Camera packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S600 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, and a 4x Wide Angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens with an equivalent focal length of 28 - 112mm (in 35mm terms). Plus the lens incorporates Nikon's acclaimed Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization, along with a Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 3200 to ensure that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement. Furthermore the S600 is a high performance camera, boasting extraordinary speed with a start up time of just 0.7 seconds. Shutter response and autofocus speeds are also quick and responsive, ensuring that the camera is always ready to go. And all of these features are mediated by Nikon's innovative EXPEED image processing system which provides enhanced noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Nikon S600 incorporates Nikon's user-friendly imaging innovations known as Nikon In-Camera Innovations. These include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame, ensuring clear, crisp portraits. The S600 also includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos.

For capturing action shots or fast moving kids, the S600 adds an Active Child Mode to the camera's scene modes. This feature allows the user to select and frame his or her subject prior to shooting. If the subject moves, the camera will track and focus on the moving subject as you shoot for faster, more reassuring operation and sharper results. Additionally, the S600 features a Pastel Mode, which produces images with a beautiful watercolor effect.

The Coolpix S600 has a bright, high resolution 2.7-inch LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and a wide viewing angle, thereby easing the composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. The quality-crafted aluminum body has a streamlined profile and a slim, ergonomic design that style-conscious photographers will love. The S600 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the compact EN-EL10 rechargeable Li-ion battery so you'll have plenty of power for a day of picture taking.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
With 10.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S600 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to poster sizes without any loss of image quality. The camera also records images in the 16:9 wide format aspect ratio so your images are well proportioned to be viewed on an HD Video Display
4x Wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR Lens
The versatile, high-quality 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens has an equivalent focal length in 35mm terms of 28 - 112mm and is ideal for everything from expansive landscape shots, to real estate photos, to intimate portraits. The high quality NIKKOR optics also allows macro shooting from as close as 1.2" (3cm) to your subject.
Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
The lens of the Coolpix S600 incorporates Nikon's optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) system, which compensates for camera movements to produce sharper, steadier images. And because the VR system remains active whenever the camera is on, images also appear more stable on the LCD monitor, making it much easier to judge the right moment to take the shot.
Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
With a slim, sophisticated design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse, and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the all-metal casing.
Movie and Voice Recording
Shoot broadcast quality video clips in AVI Motion JPEG format with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card.
Light Sensitivity up to ISO 3200
High light sensitivity up to ISO 3200 allows you to tackle scenes and situations that many compact cameras cannot, with the power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in lower light.
15 Scene Modes
The Coolpix S600 incorporates 15 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy. There are also several color options including the unique Pastel Mode which creates a soft, impressionistic image when enabled.
Active Child Mode
The Active Child mode automatically tracks and focuses on the subject when the OK button is pressed, for carefree shooting with beautiful results. In Active Child mode, you simply frame and select your subject before shooting. The camera then tracks and focuses on that moving subject as you shoot for faster, more reassuring operation with clearer results.
Nikon In-Camera Innovations
The Coolpix S600 features a selection of three innovative functions that provide the ability to actually improve the quality of images within the camera - these include Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting.

  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
    This Feature automatically fixes most instances of red-eye - right in the camera. Red-eye is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera.
  • Improved Face-Priority AF
    The Nikon Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits - and now it focuses on faces faster than ever. The feature can find and focus on up to 12 faces to ensure superb group portraits.
  • Nikon D-Lighting
    The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically creating a copy of the image, then brightening the dark areas in the picture, while the well-exposed areas are left completely untouched.
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 45MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.
Fast Start-up
The Coolpix S600 has been optimized for a fast start-up time of within 0.7 seconds and fast AF which frees you to capture special moments as you experience them.
Bright 2.7-inch LCD Display
The Coolpix S600 is equipped with a bright 2.7" LCD that is great for viewing images anywhere, anytime; plus with an anti-reflection coating and an impressive 170 degree wide viewing angle, it is easy to see the screen from any angle, even under bright lighting conditions.
Auto Image Rotation
The Auto Image Rotation feature detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image for in-camera LCD playback.
Print Directly or Show Pictures on a TV
You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations.
Camera Type Ultra-compact Wide-Angle Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Optical VR Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.3" 10.34 Megapixel interline CCD
Effective Resolution 10.0 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Normal, Vivid, Portrait, Black-and-White, Sepia, Cool, Pastel
Image File Formats JPEG (High, Normal)
Recorded Resolution 10M (3648 x 2736)
7M (3072 x 2304)
5M (2592 x 1944)
3M (2048 x 1536)
PC (1024 x 768)
TV (640 x 480)
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Sound
TV movie (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
Small size (320 x 240 @ 30 or 15 fps)
Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
Time-lapse movie (30fps playback without sound)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording WAV format (monaural)
Records up to 5 hours with or without image, further limited by available memory
Optics
Lens Type Zoom-Nikkor Wide-angle Glass Lens (7 elements in 6 groups)
Optical Zoom 4x
Lens Focal Length 5.0 - 20.0mm (28 - 112mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 1.2" (3cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.7-5.8
Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Optical Lens Shift VR Image Stabilization)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Focus Control
Focus Type Contrast-detect TTL AF (9-area automatic, 99-area manual selection) with AF-assist illuminator
Focus Modes Auto, Single Point AF, Face-Priority AF, Focus Lock
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO (100-800)
High Sensitivity Auto ISO (100-1600)
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Aperture Range f/2.7-5.8 (max.)
Exposure Metering Not Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure Modes Auto, Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2.0EV in 1/3EV increments)
White Balance Modes Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset
Scene Modes Face-priority AF, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Smile
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync.)
Effective Flash Range 2' (0.6m) - 17.8' (5.4m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Performance
Start-Up Time 0.7 seconds
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 1.2 fps Continuous/Multishot 16
Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory 45MB
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
Recording Capacity Includes 45MB Built-in Memory

Still Image Capacity

High Normal
10M 15 35
7M - 42
5M - 64
3M - 108
PC - 285
TV - 558

Note: All values estimated.
Battery Type EN-EL10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Adapter EH-62D AC Adapter (optional)
Input/Output
Computer Interface USB 2.0 High Speed
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output NTSC & PAL
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista)
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
Display
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.7" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels)
Language Options German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech, Thai, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic
Playback Options Full frame, Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Auto image rotation, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, Trim, D-Lighting, Small Pic, Monochrome, Black Border), Sound playback
Physical
Dimensions 2.1 x 3.6 x 0.9" (53 x 89 x 23mm)
Weight 4.4 oz. (130 g) without battery
Nikon Coolpix S600 Digital Camera (Slate Black)
  • EN-EL10 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • MH-63 Battery Charger
  • USB Cable (UC-E6)
  • Audio/Video Cable (EG-CP14)
  • Wrist Strap (AN-CP18)
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Nikon U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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