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NikonCOOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.5

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Zoom range/performance (44)
  • Good image quality (40)
  • Large clear LCD (37)
  • Image stabilization (34)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (11)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (44)
  • Travel (35)
  • Wildlife (33)
  • Family photos (32)
  • Sports/action (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (36), Casual photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51), Yes (6)

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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4.0

Nikon COOLPIX P600

By Jen

from New Zealand

Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

I brought this camera in 2014, and it is great. It's takes some really cool photos! I use it a lot in the bush and bird watching. I have some amazing photos of birds. Awesome pictures of the moon as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Impressive!

By Phathead

from Nine Mile Falls, WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Audio Quality
  • Good Video Quality
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

    I use this camera to take wildlife photos and scenes around the inland northwest where I reside.

    I am really impressed with the quality of the photos I've taken while holding the camera, and full zoom. Color seems fine to me. The WiFi is convenient for getting photos to your smart device, but to get movies from the camera, it has to be plugged in. The price was right for this camera. Definitely a good purchase.

    The WiFi app is pretty limited.
    After two months, I can no longer scroll through photos on the cameras display, or while connected using the HDMI port. The camera locks up, and I have to take the battery out. B&H referred me to Nikon. Nikon referred me to Lexar, the memory card manugacturer. I still have not yet resolved, though the problem does not exist with another card.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Point and Shoot Camera

    By drbharley1

    from North Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

      This camera was an upgrade from the P520. I'm going to Glacier National Park this summer and wanted a little more zoom. Tried it out this weekend on a kayak trip and got some awesome manatee and otter pics. There is no substitute for zoom and this camera takes good pics even at full zoom.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Coolpix P600 digital camera

      By Deaf Centurion

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

        It is a beauty and a lightweight making it a lot easier to carry rather than a SLR camera. The quality of images are outstanding!! The images are as excellent as a SLR really.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        One sexy camera!

        By Char

        from Carson, VA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Fits Nicely In My Hand
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

          Excellent camera - easy to use. Features easy to access, quick auto focus - great zoom. It is not only sexy but a great camera besides!! Love Nikon products

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Easy to use

          By Silver

          from Hot Springs, AR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Video Quality
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

            This is a great camera for someone who is not good with cameras. It does good video and photos. Good flash and really good lens range. I suggest getting a camera strap or bag if you don't want to carry it in your hand for long periods. Takes good photos.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            wide angle

            By Lmeneses

            from Heredia, Costa Rica

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

              for escenas and landscapes.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              point and shoot

              By Bobi

              from Billings, Montana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Slow

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

              I use this camera to mostly shoot wildlife and nature. It the pictures are very clear and crisp. The large LED screen helps compose the photos better than other point and shoots. The downside is that it is slow. Slow to take the phot and focus. I read this but for the most part I can overcome this using my DSLR.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Coolpix P600 decent camera with power le

              By rccjr13

              from Hagerstown, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

              Although it resembles a small DLSR, it is not.
              Powerful lens.
              Pleasant shooting options and controls.
              Performance decent but slow.
              Auto focus slow, particularily with lens extended.
              Pictures look great when taken in good lighting.
              No hot shoe is a negative.
              Variable angle LCD good fixture.
              For the price, good buy fora point and shoot camera

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Nice little camera

              By Bill

              from Caseville, Michigan

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                I haven't had a lot of time to use this little beauty, mostly due to very cold weather. The quality is terrific, at least up to the mid-zoom range. I haven't mastered the long zoom yet - still a bit fuzzy shooting at the long end. Maybe practice will help. I have two reasons for giving this 4 stars instead of 5. Number 1 is the above mentioned fuzziness at the long end of the zoom. The other reason is that it is a bit slower than I expected. However, the lens quality makes this a very useful carry around camera when I don't feel like lugging around my DSLR and lenses.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not a camera for professional use

                By lldd11

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                I bough this camera because of mostly good reviews, but what a disappointment! I'm a professional artist/graphic designer/photographer - the quality of images that taken by this camera remind me some of my very first digital cameras, this is by any means - NOT a camera for professional, it is for hobby, family photos... You cannot get quality prints out of this, not even close. Will return.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Service

                By Gandy

                from Lima, Ohio

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Audio Quality
                • Good Video Quality
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                  WoW! thats about the best way i can describe this Camera it meets all my needs

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect pack

                  By Paulo Jr

                  from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                  This pack is perfect. All what you need.
                  The case is a little tight, but works well. The Camera is excellent, great zoom and great shot. Love it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Comfortable Camera

                  By Abenteuergirl

                  from Santa Fe

                  Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                  This camera fits my hand so nicely. I feel I have a secure grip in any position, and my index finger is free to move easily and naturally wherever it needs to, without causing the camera to wiggle or shake, or my hand to cramp. The view screen's versatility is also nice. I am not as young as I used to be, so being able to position the camera ata low angle, without needing to get my head down there with it is great. Very thoughtful ergonomics, Thanks Nikon. I have just begun experimenting with this new camera, but so far I have no complaints.

                   
                  4.0

                  Cool Cam

                  By Lou Eyes

                  from Green Bay, WI

                  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
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                    Easy to use. Feels natural while handling.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this camera again and again

                    By Bob

                    from Sheboygan, Wi.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                        The Nikon p600 is a fine camera. But because of it's overwhelming amount of extra electronics, you will not be able to use this camera unless you get the higher end SD card. 32 would be fine.
                        If you use this camera with an 8 or 10, you will have problems! That's why so many people are having problems. while those who have this camera and have the 32 type card find this camera wonderful. Hope this helps.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Terrific upgrade

                        By littlereview

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Lag / Shutter Delay

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Black):

                        I have had a Coolpix P80 for many years as my backup camera and have been very, very happy with it, but I wanted some of the newer features that the P600 comes with to take on a family trip. The wifi was very easy to set up, the low-light photos are still very clear, and I've been able to use a polarizing filter with this camera, which I never could with the older one. It's much lighter weight than my DSLR so much easier to carry for tourist-type photos. I did a lot of research about products and pricing before choosing B&H and have been very happy with them.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        coolpix 600

                        By barbara

                        from St. Augustine, FL

                        Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                        This is my second coolpix camera. The first was a coolpix 500. I used it for 2 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. I passed it on to my grandson when I got the coolpix 600. Now I am using it almost daily and love all the extra features.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        LOVE my P600!

                        By AntSuZ

                        from Clio, MI

                        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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                          I love my RED P600. It was easy to use out of the box for Christmas photos. But has enough features and adjustable settings for advanced photography. The Scene settings are very helpful for pet and wildlife photography. I am looking forward to exploring the advanced options. Immediate shipment from B&H was much appreciated.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          So many pros, few cons

                          By Love learning

                          from Arizona

                          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
                          • No Need To Change Lenses
                          • Viewfinder

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera (Red):

                              This camera is so much easier to take with on hikes into canyons and caverns and no need or concern about changing lenses and dust and sand getting into the camera when changing lenses. It's not the quality of my Cannon T1- but the lighter weight and no need to change lenses was a huge plus. Love the red color also.

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