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Nikon COOLPIX S600

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Overall 4

Nikon Coolpix S600

29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S600 is a very small ultra-compact camera with a stabilized wide-angle lens, offering a 4X range from 28 to 112mm, in 35mm-equivalent terms. Up to last year, there was very little competition in terms of wide-angle ultra-compact digital cameras. Now, there is much more competition which the S600 has to face.
  • Pros: Wide-angle lens in a very small ultra-compact, Fine noise pattern, Good exposure overall, highly center-weighed, Good lens sharpness with low optical distortion, Fast startup and shutdown, Durable build quality, Above average battery-life, Good macro focus
  • Cons: Fine details destroyed by noise reduction, Noise visible at all ISO, White-balance struggles in artificial light, Color over-saturation, particularly greens, Frequent chromatic aberrations, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Below average focusing speeds, Inefficient user interface, Difficult to hold securely, Poor LCD visibility in bright light, No optical viewfinder
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Overall 8

Nikon Coolpix S600 Digital Camera Review

Bright Hub
15 November 2010
  • Summary: The world’s most compact digital camera packed full of features, the Nikon Coolpix S600 proves that good things do come in small packages. Learn more by reading this digital camera review.
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Overall 6

Nikon Coolpix S600

10 February 2009
  • Summary: A good, though not outstanding, compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix S600 is hindered by some shortcomings in its performance and operation.
  • Pros: Compact and attractive; very nice outdoor photos; optical image stabilization; relatively wide-angle lens.
  • Cons: Annoying interface conventions; slow shot-to-shot performance.
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Overall 5

Nikon Coolpix S600

PC Magazine
23 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S600 is a capable and speedy basic point-and-shooter. But at $300, it should offer more than a bare-bones feature set and so-so performance.
  • Pros: Slim body. Lightning-fast boot-up time. Variety of useful in-camera editing options.
  • Cons: Expensive. Limited feature set. Long lag time between shots. Daylight shots slightly muted. Significant barrel distortion. Mediocre face-detection performance.
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Expert Review

16 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Aimed at casual photographers and people who need a sturdy, lightweight, good looking compact camera for unexpected moments, and at enthusiasts who from time to time need a competent camera without the size and bulk of the much bigger prosumer and small DSLR bodies, the Nikon Coolpix S600 is an interesting choice both for those of us on a budget and for those of us who prefer something significantly better than a bargain basement cheapie.
  • Pros: The Nikon Coolpix S600 works well in a wide variety of family, personal, social, business and public situations for casual snap-shooting, amateur photography in good light, and all sorts of events with friends, family and kids. It starts quickly, makes good quality images (in the hands of a competent or careful photographer), and is very easy to use. Nikon has integrated a good quality lens which proves the old adage about good things coming in small packages. The cam...
  • Cons: The Nikon Coolpix S-series seems to be a direct competitor to Canon's SD/Ixus line and the Nikon models succeed in many of the same ways. However, the Canon user interface is somewhat more intuitive. Nikon's merry-go-round on-screen selector relies on screen icons rather than a hardware selection dial. Control is average using the scroll wheel/command dial, and the center OK button can only be pressed reliably with the tip of a fingernail. Nikon should use a subset of...
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Nikon Coolpix S600 Camera Review

Hardware Secrets
20 August 2008
  • Summary: There’s a lot to like about the S600, but it is not perfect. The small size is a big plus. You will get good color and out-of-the-box usability. You can take as much control as you like. Image quality is excellent and the camera also offers a large range that covers everything from close-up portraits to panoramic landscapes. It’s great for outdoors and produces adequate indoor photos as well, but you may have to purchase an extra battery if you are a heavy user.
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Overall 8

Nikon Coolpix S600 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
25 April 2008
  • Summary: Though it may be known for having the world's smallest body and fastest start-up time, there's more to the Nikon Coolpix S600 than just those specs. Most important to photographers, this handsome little camera takes great pictures in a variety of shooting situations, making it the best sub-$300 pocket camera on the market.
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Nikon Coolpix S600 Review

Digital Camera Review
25 April 2008
  • Excerpt: One of four Coolpix S-series digitals announced in January 2008, the Nikon Coolpix S600 takes its place as the most expensive Nikon "style" camera and features "an astonishingly fast start-up time, advanced functions, outstanding photographic performance and a slim and stylish body." Other excerpts from the press release claim the camera has the "fastest start-up time for any camera in its class," allows shooters to take "stunningly sharp photos, faster and easier than...
  • Pros: 28mm wide angle lens, Good color fidelity and image quality, Good ISO performance, Optical VR
  • Cons: Disappointing shutter lag, Quick start up time nullified by wait for shutter to become active
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Nikon S600

24 March 2008
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S600 is an ultra-compact point-and-shoot digital camera in a sleek and stylish all-metal body. It has intuitive controls and produces good image quality with good detail and vivid colours at ISO 100 for a digital camera in this category. As is common with point-and-shoot cameras, higher ISOs are visibly noisy.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Features 8
Ease of use 9
Photo quality 6
Build quality 8
Color and saturation 7

Nikon Coolpix S600

8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: From time to time I find a digital camera I just cannot get on with. This is the case with the Nikon Coolpix S600. It is a shame because the camera has a number of impressive points such as start up time and shutter lag delay.
  • Pros: Ease of use - wide angle lens - shutter lag times - camera start up time
  • Cons: Picture quality
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