Excerpt: If you’re looking for a camera that shoots faraway objects (birds, the moon, or your kid on stage from the back of the auditorium when you arrive late for her recital), then I have the compact camera for you: the Nikon COOLPIX P600.
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.
Pros: OPTICAL ZOOM; Manual controls; USB charging at high speed; Display resolution; Full HD video footage; Viewfinder; Vari-angle LCD; Optical VR advanced.
Summary: 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...
Pros: 60X optical zoom lens, 24mm wide angle, Lens-shift vibration reduction, Full manual mode, Programmable function button, Two dials on rear panel, Swiveling 921,000-dot LCD, Low light sensitivity up to ISO 6400, Good battery life
Cons: Auto focus can be slow, inaccurate, Slow image processing, Flash is weak, No flash shoe, Auto focus is not continuous in burst modes, Auto focus swims during movie recording, Zoom motor is noisy, No RAW mode
Conclusion: We never did get those hummingbirds, but we did get a number of solid photos. Overall, the Coolpix P600 is a decent mega-zoom but it definitely has some issues that we don’t want to beat to death. Although we love that 1,440mm setting, at $499, it’s hard to fully recommend.
Pros: 60x mega-zoom (24-1440mm), Good photos of static subjects, Superior VR system
Cons: Poor EVF, no eye sensor, Need a hard edge to focus quickly, Not as responsive as stated
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P600’s 60x optical zoom dominates this particular camera, but that’s both an up and downside. Go on holidays anywhere, and you’ll see plenty of people taking photos with their smartphones. Hundreds, if not thousands of them, in fact.