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NikonCOOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 49 reviews)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (39)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • Good image quality (35)
  • Large clear LCD (32)
  • Image stabilization (30)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (10)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (32)
  • Wildlife (31)
  • Travel (27)
  • Family photos (23)
  • Sports/action (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Casual photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera

I purchased the P600 because i wanted a long zoom. I looked at Sony, Panasonic, etc and after considering all options, i chose the Nikon P600. This camera has excellent LCD screen...Read complete review

I purchased the P600 because i wanted a long zoom. I looked at Sony, Panasonic, etc and after considering all options, i chose the Nikon P600. This camera has excellent LCD screen and viewfinder. It is better than Sony and Panasonic. The build quality is also better. My favorite is the image quality. It beats the competitors hands down. The photo quality is excellent from wide angle to full zoom. Image stabilization is also great. Videos are very nice. Minor complaint, i wish videos were available in the AVCHD format. The camera is light but feels well made. I like to shoot in PROGRAM mode because i like to control Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness. The FULL AUTO mode is also very good. The lens has a thread so you can attach a filter. I use a 52mm UV filter to protect this wonderful lens. The P600 costs more than the Panasonic, Canon and Sony but the Nikon quality is better. Also the battery life is excellent. For low light photos, use the low light SCENE mode.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Somehow a Dissapointment

It's a compact super zoom with an outstanding image stabilization and good IQ in bright light, otherwise very noisy. It's a shame for such good lens, because (I'll put the drawbacks in the...Read complete review

It's a compact super zoom with an outstanding image stabilization and good IQ in bright light, otherwise very noisy. It's a shame for such good lens, because (I'll put the drawbacks in the order of their importance to me):1. The AF is slow and not reliable and I'm not meaning strictly the time to get the green rectangle, but the fact that for every shot, at the same target, it "hunts" for the focus every time, especially at full zoom. When the target is physically far away (like a cruising jet in the sky), the image isn't focused despite the green rectangle.2. Reviewing the images in camera is an ordeal: not only you can't navigate from one to another when zoomed in, but if you press DISP to see, for instance, the ISO, (which, if selected in an area, doesn't appear with its actual value when focusing), to get to the other image you have firstly to press again DISP. Absurdly awkward!3. Every modern P&S super zoom has RAW shooting, hot shoe, lens hood, filter or at least some filter adapter. None of them here!4. It's impossibly slow: to start it takes double the time of other such cameras and if you choose to shoot continuously, after a series you have to wait incredibly long, like 25s!Like other reviewer here, I had (and still have) the P510 and it was a remarkable camera. Unfortunately, P600 is not.

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5.0

Camera works great

By Ahmed

from IL

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

    very easy to use and user friendly

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nikon cool pix 600

    By Joelle

    from Nj

    Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

    Great camera, love the red color ... Also I am a beginner so this canera is easy so far to get use to . Still have to read and learn more on how to change settings. But the camera take amazing pictures I am. Rey satisfied so far!

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    5.0

    This camera is now our best all around

    By fearless fred

    from Acton,Ca.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

      I chose this camera based on it's reviews and advertised functions. It far surpassed my expectations as far clarity and sharp images from 1 to 60 power. The recent moon eclipse was an event for the P600, because the images it took were as clear as being a few blocks away, with mountains and different craters. The staff at B&H was very helpful and the price was more than fair along with the free expedited shipping.Fred Kerpsie Acton,Ca.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great camera for travel picts

      By Seedler

      from Fullerton, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

      I use this camera for traveling and family get-togethers (graduation, birthdays, picnics). Daytime close-up photos of flora, wildlife, people, and landscapes are great. Close-up night time photos are o.k. Camera is slow in processing night time photos (lag time in between photo shots). Overall, I'm happy with this camera.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Cool Camera

      By Steve the hiker

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

        Light weight travel camera without the need for a bag full of lenses.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By Chief Exec

        from Nakina, NC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

          This is my third superzoom from Nikon. I liked the others and I would have liked GPS on this but still the camera itself is great. I have purchased other superzooms (Canon/Panasonic etc) but this is still the best overall product.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Luv My Camera

          By jamie J

          from michigan area

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

            Excellent price, quick delivery, love the 60X zoom feature, and name brand Nikon. Lightweight, excellent design, ease of operation. Very pleased and would highly recommend anyone looking for a a powerful zoom lens camera.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Camera for the price.

            By Scottie J

            from Troy NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

            Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

            Easy to use, Easy to learn and all the Great features this baby has.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Good, but should be better for price

            By Greg

            from Rahway, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • No Extra Lens Required

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • Poor Image Stabilization
            • Short Battery Life
            • Very Poor Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

            First outing with this camera on my trip to Boston and Cape Cod area. Took shots under various conditions and while most turned out well the camera was a bit difficult to deal with. The auto focusing was hit and miss. I had to keep pressing down on the focus button over and over to get it right. Very senitive to the slightest movement. Close up shots were very good as well as landscape mode and movie mode. The viewfinder is terrible, very surprized that Nikon would let that get by. The monitor on the other hand is very good. The camera is loaded with features that will take some time to learn. This is not a point and shoot camera for everyday use, it takes some setup time to be able to use all the features and the zoom lens to full advantage. You will need a tripod and a hands off shutter release to avoid shake while using the 60x lens.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Somehow a Dissapointment

            By Augustin Man

            from Cluj-Klausenburg, Transylvania, Romania

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

              It's a compact super zoom with an outstanding image stabilization and good IQ in bright light, otherwise very noisy. It's a shame for such good lens, because (I'll put the drawbacks in the order of their importance to me):1. The AF is slow and not reliable and I'm not meaning strictly the time to get the green rectangle, but the fact that for every shot, at the same target, it "hunts" for the focus every time, especially at full zoom. When the target is physically far away (like a cruising jet in the sky), the image isn't focused despite the green rectangle.2. Reviewing the images in camera is an ordeal: not only you can't navigate from one to another when zoomed in, but if you press DISP to see, for instance, the ISO, (which, if selected in an area, doesn't appear with its actual value when focusing), to get to the other image you have firstly to press again DISP. Absurdly awkward!3. Every modern P&S super zoom has RAW shooting, hot shoe, lens hood, filter or at least some filter adapter. None of them here!4. It's impossibly slow: to start it takes double the time of other such cameras and if you choose to shoot continuously, after a series you have to wait incredibly long, like 25s!Like other reviewer here, I had (and still have) the P510 and it was a remarkable camera. Unfortunately, P600 is not.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good News

              By FrenLee

              from WA State

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Partial To Foldout Image
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                My coolpix P520, recently purchased was stolen, I liked B&H so well that I ordered a P600 to replace it, the service was as good as the first purchase. "I'm luvin it"

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great telephoto camera

                By Lee

                from Shinglehouse Pa

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay

                Best Uses

                • The P600 Does Everything

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                I got this camera for a wilderness hunt next month and I have some amazing pictures. Some of horses on the far hill (400 yds), I got a picture of the moon last night that is crystal clear and a Pro ask me what lens I used to get that pic. Not my D7100 but a little P600. So far I love this camera for outdoor long distance shooting! The moon picture was hand held too.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing camera

                By KV

                from New York

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                It's an amazing camera worth the money.

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                4.0

                I would recommend this product to anyone

                By Joe NY

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Poor Flash

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                This is a great camera for both an inexperienced photographer and an expert with a tight budget
                Its only down side is not being able to host an external flash
                It is a great camera for the money

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nikon p600 at the shore

                By JD

                from Marinns Creek Pa

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor Flash

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                I used to have a Nikon p520 & I liked it. But I like the P600 better. For one thing, I found the battery lasts longer. I am also glad that most of the stuff I use on the camera are the same as my old camera. Of course I like the longer zoom. I do not miss the GPS that was on the old camera. All in all I like it a lot. You can probably get better shots with a DSLR. But I think the P600 is a nice "crossover camera.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nikon it again

                By Ramps

                from Dallas Texas

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                4 years and the minths ago we purchased a Nikon camera for auto photography from bhphoto after over 500,000 pictures taken and uploaded to our website and hundreds of others we retired it and purchased the P 600 with improvements in piture taking and uploading speed. It's industrial strength and bh photovideo always delivers value and price and quality

                Bbcmotorsports
                Randy Courtney
                Owner

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                1.0

                Not happy at all, I want to return it

                By Camera Stacey

                from Pennsylvanie

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor Image Quality
                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                Low light did terrible, would not focus at full zoom, blurry images, coloring not good.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic

                By Jurandir

                from Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excelente Custobenefício
                • Leve E Versátil
                • ótimo Custo Benefício

                Cons

                • Falta Carregador Externo

                Best Uses

                • Fotos Externas
                • Retratos
                • Viagens

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                Great camera, execelente purchase! Recommend to all amateur (and some professional) photographers, I know. Very versatile, lightweight and with a range of zoom out of the ordinary. I only have one reçalva. Nikon should consider having an external charger for the battery, because the machine is useless while charging.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Quality point and shoot camera

                By brchouston

                from Houston, Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                • No external charger
                • No Raw Support
                • Slow Focus When Zoomed

                Best Uses

                • General purpose

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                Bought it as a gift for my wife. She is quite happy with the camera. I was disappointed to find no RAW support.

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                • Yes

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                At Last--the Perfect Set of Features

                By First Nikon User

                from Longview, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Aviationairshows
                  • Aviation And Airshows
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I wanted a camera with fully-articulating monitor, HD video recording, compact size, and good telephoto capabilities. I got it all with the P600! My goal was to buy my last camera that could replace my gadget bag full of lenses, body, motor drive, program flash, video camera, etc. and the P600 fits the bill nicely. I've had it less than two weeks but I'm already impressed. I ordered the book detailing all the features, etc. and was studying this camera before I actually received it though I probably won't use 80% of its capabilities. Primarily I will use it for airshows and wildlife/nature photography and expect it to fit the bill perfectly. I did make the mistake of not ordering a second battery and charger, but they are now on the way and I'd highly recommend doing so. When I first showed it to my wife, she decided that it was my birthday present to her however I told her that I'd get her one as well in the red version but this one was mine; I've had to keep an eye on it since!

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                  • No

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