Nikon COOLPIX P600 Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 16MP 1/2.3"-type CMOS sensor
  • 24-1440mm F3.3-6.5 equivalent lens with lens-shift VR (60x optical zoom)
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • 3" vari-angle LCD with 921,000 dots
  • Electronic viewfinder with 201,000 dots and 100% coverage
  • PSAM + auto and scene modes
  • 1080/30p HD video (.MOV/MPEG-4/H.264)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory

Product Description

The bridge-style Nikon Coolpix P600 camera features a 24-1440mm zoom lens with lens-shift vibration reduction and a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. It offers built-in Wi-Fi, letting you wirelessly share your photos to an Android or iOS device. The P600 will let you have full control with P, S, A, M modes or full auto and scene modes for quick snapshots. The P600's scene modes also include two new modes: new Moon and Bird Watching.


Body type
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–1440 mm
Optical zoom 60×
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F6.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7.50 m
Flash modes TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Continuous drive 7 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/100/30/25p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included 56MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless Built-In
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-ion EN-EL23
Battery Life (CIPA) 330
Weight (inc. batteries) 565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 85 x 107 mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 4.21)
Other features
GPS None


User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • al porfido, Mar 5, 2014 GMT:
    Super Zoom

    Just got mine today, pre-ordered from Nikon, zoom is great manual focus has been improved greatly. After day one very happy.

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  • RetiredPhotog, Mar 7, 2014 GMT:
    New Nikon P600

    Have had my new P600 one day which is replacing my Canon SX50 HS. The zoom is great, Image Stabilization seems as good as the Canon. Some new features on the Nikon are also nice. Built in Wifi, the manual focus feature is more user friendly and easier to use on the Nikon, has a host of scene modes, one being the Birding mode. Everything setup like I would with my D7100. This will be a great camera for anyone one wanting to shoot wildlife or nature shots. One drawback is no shooting Raw and ...

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  • ShaikhJD, May 13, 2014 GMT:
    Excellent Zoom

    Recently received Nikon Coolpix P600, the more I use it the more I like, Still to explore various options. Off course zoom is the main point and it takes great picture of moon without any big fuss and without tripod too I was able to capture great picture. Nikon Coolpxi P600 Nikon Coolpxi P600

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Questions & Answers


P600 Freeze/Lock-Up

I just recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix P600 as a graduation gift for my daughter. So far she likes the camera, although I can't help thinking, in retrospect, that for an extra $70 a D3200 might have been a better choice especially as it comes with a 18-50mm lens included. However, I digress. On to my question(s). We went out to the backyard today, my daughter and I, to start testing the camera out. My daughter was taking shots experimenting with the different features and settings to get a feel for the device. She went into the playback mode to bulk delete some of the shots that didn't turn out and the camera completely froze, or locked up, if you prefer. It was completely unresponsive to any controls including the power button. With the camera sitting in front of me I frantically went online in an attempt to trouble shoot the problem, that's how I found this place. While in the process of researching the problem, the camera finally reset itself and appears to be functioning ...

good sound asked
26 days ago


Reset the camera and then try a different SD card-could have just been a issue with your card. Take some more pictures and try it again. If it happens a 2nd time take it back. The Nikon D3200 does not replace the P600 they are different kettles of fish but a good pair to have together. Best of luck. Continue Reading

allenns answered
23 days ago

The same thing happened to me when I first got the camera and was checking it out like you and your daughter were. I just removed the battery and put it back in and 3000 pictures later it is still working wonderful. In my case i think it was operator error. Continue Reading

Mcbrig answered
23 days ago


P600 vs Fuji S1?

I've had my eyes on the announced Fuji S1 and just this Nikon P600 announcement today. This one is being released earlier that the Fuji. which I have pre-ordered on B&H. I am very interested to see how this compares to the Fuji. The price is identical. I think one of these two will be a good compliment to the Fuji x100s for an upcoming trip to Hawaii. Looks like I will have a tough choice ahead of me.

5 months ago


if they made less super-zoom, like 24-800mm, but put better glass in the lens, I would be happier. for hand-held tele-1440mm shooting, the no-blurring ratio could be very low. ;-) Continue Reading

yudi answered
5 months ago

The lack of raw is a killer for me. I didn't pick up on that. I shoot raw exclusively (although I am starting to use raw+jpg on the x100s, but that's another story) and with these smaller sensors, it helps pull out as much data as possible from an image. Thanks for pointing that out. — Tony Canon EOS 5D Mark III :: Canon EOS 7D :: Canon EOS 30D :: Canon S95 :: Fuji x100s :: GoPro HERO2 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS :: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens :: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L :: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM :: Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX II Continue Reading

5 months ago

The P600 EVF is 201k dots, vs. 920k for the S1. (HS50EXR EVF is very nice.) If one prefers using the VF for shooting, this may also impact selection. Continue Reading

Craig R K answered
5 months ago


Canon SX60, is it worth waiting an entire summer for?

Hello, my question is whether people here feel it would be worth waiting for the always-rumored/never-announced Canon SX60 if somebody is in the market for a Superzoom bridge camera. With the release date for both of its predecessor in September, it seems likely to me, novice to this matter, that with no announcement yet forthcoming, if the SX60 is going to be released this year, it will be in September. That means giving up taking photos for the entire summer (my previous camera has been out of commission for quite some time). That might be worth it if the product that comes out is going to be so much better than the current lineup of products, which it could very well be, but what if Canon decides to omit some key feature (like Sony and Nikon, who have no Raw support)? I've never been that much into photography and as such I ask the expert users of these forums whether they think that is likely, and whether I should wait or go for one of the competitor's models (Fujifilm S1, ...

Znowolf asked
1 month ago


IMHO, No! We go through this scenario with every major camera brand. In short, we have seen this movie before  -  a number of times. Makes for lots of drama on the web. The Panny FZ200 crowd eagerly anticipated release  of its successor last summer. It was even given a model number "FZ250". To date (June 2014), over 12 months later, they are still waiting for this piece of photographic machinery to show itself. For the SX50HS, apart of a few rumors, no one knows what its follow-on will look like, what capabilities it will have, how it will be different from the current model - or when the maker plans to actually offer it for sale. If i were me, I would NOT waste time standing on the beach and scanning the horizon for a ship that may never appear. Who knows what Headquarters at Planet Canon has in mind. FWIW, I would lay out my requirements for what I want in a camera and buy what is the closest match of what is on the shelf. Read the reviews and make your best choice. The "lemons" ... Continue Reading

Mudbug104 answered
1 month ago

Point is, depending on your wants, a new model may indeed have improvements that mean a great deal to you. In other words, I disagree with the point of view generally posted earlier. I have taken many thousands of pictures and videos with my SX50, and I love that camera. I've also been able to compare the SX40 and the SX50 in real life, in the field, and sitting together on a table in front of me. The SX40 was a superb camera, but the SX50 was not a conservative few increments beyond it, as previous writers suggest. No, the SX50 was indeed a vastly improved camera—IF your needs happened to correspond to the improvements Canon made. Bird photographers would agree. For example: the SX50 has several buttons positioned right where the base of your thumb may accidentally press them. You go to take your picture of a bird, and you are presented with some confirmation-for-adjustment popup screen which you did NOT want, and there goes your photo opportunity—the bird has flown. That could be ... Continue Reading

WalkerC answered
1 month ago

And it only goes to an equivalent 400 mm, weighs 29+ oz., is as big as my 70D, and costs $900.  There's not a single technological breakthrough in that camera.  Every feature is found on some other camera.  It's a nice camera; and well put together; but hardly a leap forward in technology. Continue Reading

GeraldW answered
1 month ago
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