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