Summary: Like any bridge, the Nikon COOLPIX P600 , you cannot consider the levels of a DSLR, while very remembering in design, but is very close, at least in terms of functionality and possibility of manual intervention on the various settings. Stand the superzoom, the very broad objective, the Wi-Fi connectivity, the high-speed shooting, full manual controls, and the ultra high-resolution vari-angle, Full HD movies and high-speed USB charging.
Excerpt: Nikon's newest P-series super-zoom (as of 2/2014), the Coolpix P600 boasts some serious specifications, like a 60x optical zoom. This unit covers a 24-1440mm 35mm-equivalent zoom range, with Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) and a 16.1-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, "capable of capturing detailed photos and Full HD 1080/60i video, even in challenging lighting conditions".
Conclusion: It seems as if zoom ratio has become the new megapixel—a number people look for to judge camera quality because it's simple to understand. A bigger zoom number sounds impressive, so it must mean a better camera, right? Though it's fun to grab a superzoom and mutter "Enhance" to yourself over and over again as you zoom in on a subject standing 100 feet away, the resulting images rarely look all that great.
Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX P600 is a new super-zoom with a massive 60x optical range squeezed into a compact bridge-style body. The only compact model with a longer range is the 63x Sony H400.
The new model closely follows the style and layout of earlier P series COOLPIX models like the 42x P520 and its successor the P530, with a flip out vari-angle 3 inch LCD screen and a 201k dot electronic viewfinder.
Pros: 60x optical zoom., Compact, lightweight body., Built-in Wifi., 1080p25/300 HD video., Slow and fast movie modes.
Cons: Low resolution electronic viewfinder., No built-in GPS., Video recording lag., No RAW mode., Minimal accessories compared to Sony HX.
Excerpt: Nikon's Coolpix P600 is, at heart, a Nikon Coolpix P520 with a new 60X zoom. The new zoom seems better in most areas than the 42X zoom that graced the P520. I was surprised at just how sharp my telephoto images were, especially when I compared them to images from the similar (50x zoom) Canon Powershot SX50 HS and the Nikon P510 (42x zoom).
Nikon's Coolpix P600 is a telescope dressed up like a point-and-shoot
10 April 2014
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P600 isn't the quickest camera, but that might be a small price to pay for having such a long lens on a relatively compact, lightweight camera.
Pros: The Nikon Coolpix P600 packs a powerful lens, a nice vari-angle LCD, and a respectable set of shooting options and controls that should satisfy auto and manual users alike. Considering its zoom range, the camera is remarkably compact and light.
Cons: While the P600's shooting performance is decent, at times it can feel slow in use. It can be slow to autofocus as well, particularly when fully zoomed in. Also, the lens makes a lot of noise while moving it when recording movies. Enthusiasts might be disappointed by the lack of a hot shoe and raw support.