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Nikon Coolpix P600 60x Dijital Fotoğraf Makinesi Fiyatı Özellikleri

Ürün adı

COOLPIX P600

Tip

Kompakt dijital fotoğraf makinesi

Etkin piksel sayısı

16,1 milyon

Görüntü sensörü

1/2,3 inç tipi CMOS; yaklaşık 16,76 milyon toplam piksel

Objektif

60x optik zoom'lu NIKKOR objektif

Odak uzunluğu

4,3-258 mm (35mm [135] biçimindeki 24-1440 mm objektifle eşdeğer görüş açısı)

f/ sayısı

f/3,3-6,5

Objektif yapısı

11 grupta 16 eleman (4 ED objektif elemanı ve 1 süper ED objektif elemanı)

Dijital zoom büyütme

4x'e kadar (35mm [135] biçimindeki yaklaşık 5760 mm objektifle eşdeğer görüş açısı)

Titreşim azaltma

Objektif kaydırma

Bulanıklık azaltma modu

Hareket algılama (durağan resimler)

Otomatik netleme (AF)

Kontrast ölçümlü AF

Netleme aralığı

[W]: Yaklaşık 50 cm (1 ft 8 inç) ila sonsuz, [T]: Yaklaşık 2 m (6 ft 7 inç) ila sonsuz. Makro yakın çekim modu: Yaklaşık 1 cm (0,4 inç) (geniş açılı zoom konumunda) ila sonsuz. (Yapılan tüm ölçümler objektifin ön yüzeyinin merkezinden hesaplanmıştır)

Netleme alanı seçimi

Hedef bulan AF, yüz önceliği, manuel (nokta), manuel (normal), manuel (geniş), konuyu izleme

Vizör

Elektronik vizör, 0,5 cm (0,2 inç) Yaklaşık Dioptri ayarı işlevine (-4 - +4 m-1) sahip, 201k noktaya eşdeğer LCD

Çerçeve alanı (çekim modu)

Yaklaşık %100 yatay ve %100 dikey (resmin kendiyle kıyaslandığında)

Çerçeve alanı (izleme modu)

Yaklaşık %100 yatay ve %100 dikey (resmin kendiyle kıyaslandığında)

Ekran

7,5 cm (3 inç), yaklaşık 921k nokta (RGBW), geniş resim açılı, yansıma önleyici kaplamalı TFT LCD ekran ve 6 kademeli parlaklık ayarı, değişken açılı TFT LCD

Çerçeve alanı (çekim modu)

Yaklaşık %100 yatay ve %100 dikey (resmin kendiyle kıyaslandığında)

Çerçeve alanı (izleme modu)

Yaklaşık %100 yatay ve %100 dikey (resmin kendiyle kıyaslandığında)

Medya

Dahili hafıza (yaklaşık 56 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC hafıza kartı

Dosya sistemi

DCF, Exif 2.3 ve DPOF ile uyumludur

Dosya biçimleri

Durağan resimler: JPEG. Ses dosyaları (ses notu): WAV. Filmler: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Ses: LPCM stereo)

Resim boyutu (piksel)

16M [4608 x 3456]. 8M [3264 x 2448]. 4M [2272 x 1704]. 2M [1600 x 1200]. VGA [640 x 480]. 16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]. 16:9 2M [1920 x 1080]. 3:2 [4608 x 3072]. 1:1 [3456 x 3456]

Çekim Modları

Otomatik, Sahne (Gece manzarası, Gece portresi, Manzara, Otomatik sahne seçimi, Portre, Spor, Parti/kapalı mekan, Kumsal, Kar, Gün batımı, Akşam karanlığı/şafak, Yakın çekim, Yiyecek, Müze, Havai fişek gösterisi, Siyah beyaz kopya, Arka plan aydınlatma, Kolay panorama, Evcil hayvan portresi, Ay, Kuş izleme modu), Özel Efektler, P, S, A, M, Kullanıcı ayarları

Sürekli Çekim

Tek (varsayılan ayar), Sürekli Y (sürekli çekim için kare hızı yaklaşık 7 fps'dir ve maksimum sürekli çekim sayısı yaklaşık 7'dir), Sürekli D (sürekli çekim için kare hızı yaklaşık 1 fps'dir ve maksimum sürekli çekim sayısı yaklaşık 200'dür), Ön çekim önbelleği (sürekli çekim için kare hızı yaklaşık 15 fps'dir ve maksimum sürekli çekim sayısı yaklaşık 20'dir, ön çekim önbelleğinde çekilen maksimum 5 kare de dahil), Sürekli Y:120 fps (sürekli çekim için kare hızı yaklaşık 120 fps'dir ve maksimum sürekli çekim sayısı 60'tır), Sürekli Y:60 fps (sürekli çekim için kare hızı 60 fps'dir ve maksimum sürekli çekim sayısı 60'tır), BSS (En İyi Çekim Seçici), Ardışık 16 çekim, Aralıklı çekim

Film

1080/30p (varsayılan ayar): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/25p (varsayılan ayar): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9

ISO duyarlılığı (Standart çıkış duyarlılığı)

ISO 100-1600. ISO 3200, 6400 (P, S, A veya M modunda kullanılabilir). Hi 1 (ISO 12800'e eşdeğerdir) (özel efektler modunda Yüksek ISO monokrom ayarında kullanılabilir)

Pozometre modu

Matris, merkez ağırlıklı veya nokta

Pozlama kontrolü

Değişken program, enstantane öncelikli otomatik, diyafram öncelikli otomatik, manuel, pozlama basamaklama özelliğine sahip programlanmış otomatik pozlama, pozlama telafisi (1/3 EV'lik adımlarla -2.0 EV - +2.0 EV) özelliği

Deklanşör

Mekanik ve CMOS elektronik deklanşör

Deklanşör hızı

1/4000 1 -1 s. 1/4000 1 -15 s (M modunda ISO duyarlılığı 100 olarak ayarlandığında). 1 Diyafram değeri f/7,6 (geniş açı tarafı) olarak ayarlandığında

Diyafram

Elektronik olarak kontrol edilen 6 bıçaklı iris diyafram

Diyafram aralığı

1/3 EV'lik 8 adım (W) (A, M modu)

Otomatik zamanlama

10 veya 2 saniye seçilebilir

Flaş aralığı (yaklaşık) (ISO duyarlılığı Otomatik)

[W]: 0,5-7,5 m (1 ft 8 inç-24 ft). [T]: 1,5-4,0 m (5-13 ft)

Flaş kontrolü

Kılavuz ışıklı TTL otomatik flaş

Flaş pozlama telafisi

-2 ila +2 EV aralığında 1/3 EV'lik adımlarla

Arabirim

Yüksek Hızlı USB'ye eşdeğer

Veri Aktarım Protokolü

MTP, PTP

HDMI çıkışı

Otomatik, 480p, 720p ve 1080i arasından seçim yapılabilir

G/Ç terminali

Mikro USB konektörü. HDMI mikro konektör (D Tipi) (HDMI çıkışı)

Wi-Fi (Kablosuz LAN) standartları

IEEE 802.11b/g (standart kablosuz LAN protokolü). ARIB STD-T66 (düşük enerji kullanan veri iletişim sistemleri için standart)

Wi-Fi (Kablosuz LAN) iletişim protokolleri

IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM

Wi-Fi (Kablosuz LAN) aralığı (görüş hattı)

Yaklaşık 10 m (11 yd)

Wi-Fi (Kablosuz LAN) işletim sıklığı

2412-2462 MHz (1-11 kanal)

Wi-Fi (Kablosuz LAN) güvenliği

OPEN/WPA2

Wi-Fi (Kablosuz LAN) erişim protokolleri

CSMA/CA

Desteklenen diller

Arapça, Bengal dili, Bulgarca, Çince (Basitleştirilmiş ve Geleneksel), Çekçe, Danca, Felemenkçe, İngilizce, Fince, Fransızca, Almanca, Yunanca, Hintçe, Macarca, Endonezya dili, İtalyanca, Japonca, Kore dili, Marathi dili, Norveç dili, Farsça, Lehçe, Portekizce (Avrupa ve Brezilya), Rumence, Rusça, Sırpça, İspanyolca, İsveç dili, Tamil dili, Telugu dili, Tayca, Türkçe, Ukrayna dili, Vietnam dili

Güç kaynakları

Bir adet EN-EL23 Şarj Edilebilir Li-ion Pil (pakete dahildir). AC Adaptörü EH-67A (ayrı satılır)

Şarj süresi

Yaklaşık 3 saat (AC Şarj Adaptörü EH-71P ile ve hiç şarj kalmamışken şarj edildiğinde)

Pil ömrü1

EN-EL23 pille yaklaşık 330 çekim

Film kaydı (kayıt için gerçek pil ömrü)2

EN-EL23 pil kullanılırken yaklaşık 1 saat 20 dakika

Tripod yuvası

1/4 inç (ISO 1222)

Boyutlar (G x Y x D)

Yaklaşık 125,0 x 85,0 x 106,5 mm (5,0 x 3,4 x 4,2 inç) (Çıkıntılar hariç)

Ağırlık

Yaklaşık 565 g (1 pound 4 ons) (Pil ve SD hafıza kartı dahil)

Sıcaklık

0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)

Nem

85% veya altı (yoğunlaşmasız)

Verilen aksesuarlar

Makine Askısı, LC-CP29 Objektif Kapağı (ipli), EN-EL23 Şarj Edilebilir Li-ion Pil, EH-71P, AC Şarj Adaptörü, UC-E21 USB Kablosu

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Nikon Coolpix P600 Digital Camera Review

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This review was published on May 08, 2014. Since then, this product may have been discontinued or replaced. Pricing and availability may differ from what is stated in the review.

Arms races tend to lead to absurd products of competition—nuclear weapons, for one—and the camera industry is no different. Though companies may have come to a ceasefire in the megapixel war, the zoom ratio race is alive and well. Sporting longer and longer focal lengths, it's not uncommon to see point-and-shoot cameras with zoom ratios well above 50x these days.

Though 42x was once considered a bridge too far, the 60x zoom club has a new member: The Nikon Coolpix P600 (MSRP $449.95). With an absolutely freudian zoom ratio of 60x, the P600 matches the Panasonic FZ70 with the largest zoom ratio on the market.

While 60x zoom may sound impressive, there's one little hiccup: physics. Can a 60x lens and a small point-and-shoot sensor deliver the kind of images you expect from a $450 camera? We ran the P600 through our lab tests to find out.

Design & Handling

Enhance... Enhance... Enhance...

At this stage of the game, an archetype has been established for the superzoom camera, and the P600 does nothing to disrupt the trend. With a deep grip, dial-laden control scheme, and an electronic viewfinder, the P600 looks to all the world like an entry-level DSLR. But a more thorough inspection reveals that the P600 is not nearly as well built as something like the Nikon D3300. The body is lightweight, but it's mostly plastic. The dials are a nice extra, but they wobble and feel chintzy. The one thing we can truly say we like as much as the D3300 is that grip, which has a toothy texture that provides plenty of purchase.

Don't let the identical shape of the camera fool you: This is not a DSLR. Tweet It

Similarly, it's a little easy to get starstruck by specs when it comes to zoom length. That 24-1440mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.3-6.5 zoom lens looks a lot sexier on paper than the 1/2.3-inch 16.1-megapixel sensor behind it. It's part of the faustian bargain that every superzoom camera on the market must make: a larger sensor would provide better image quality, but doubling the size of the sensor would cut the zoom ratio in half. That said, compared to other superzooms the P600's lens provides plenty of advantages. It's compact, it zooms quickly, it has a nice zoom lever on the side, and it provides both a useful wide angle for landscapes and reaches subjects farther away than most other cameras.

When we actually shot with the P600, the experience was mostly a pleasant one. An aggressive, deep grip gives you a substantial hold on the admittedly light camera, and while the lens extends far out from the body, the weight is mostly situated to the rear. The result is that there's not much lever force at the end of the lens, so zooming in doesn't throw you off balance. An overall light weight may make the P600 feel a bit like a toy, but there's just enough heft (and optical stabilization) to keep the camera more or less stable when you're zooming in on far away subjects.

Once you've popped the P600 out of the box and set it up, you'll be greeted by a camera that is fairly easy to decipher. Controls are right at your fingertips and arranged in a logical, clear layout. Should you be more used to manual settings, the camera has full PASM shooting modes, as well as some dedicated scene modes and an auto mode on the dial. Despite its somewhat simple interface, it's easy to dig into some of the more advanced controls—a boon to novices who want to learn more about photography.

Once again it's important to point out that the controls differ greatly from a DSLR. Though there are dual control dials, the lens only allows for zoom control—there are no manual aperture, focal, or focus rings. It's clear that Nikon still envisions you using your left hand to support the weight of the camera, however, with a zoom toggle on the lens barrel right where your thumb sits.

Features

Just shoot the damn thing already

Taking a camera out into the field is a wholly different experience than reading a spec sheet, so it's important to highlight some of the more useful things the P600 can (and can't) do. Despite relatively ho-hum performance numbers, it's one of a select few cameras that enables high-speed video capture, and it's as well suited to share your content with your computer or HDTV as you could hope.

The P600 is nothing if not versatile. If the full-on manual shooting mode wasn't enough for you, the articulating LCD will allow you to take shots at extreme angles without your face glued to the electronic viewfinder (EVF). Unfortunately, it's not all that great in direct sunlight. In those situations, using the EVF would be an acceptable alternative (if you don't wear glasses), but its 201k-dot screen is a very poor substitute for the real thing. The display is small and a far cry from the high-end EVFs we've seen recently, but it's enough to ensure your shot is framed correctly when all else fails.

If you thought that the decent stable of shooting modes was only limited to the stills, you'd be wrong. Though it's not exactly groundbreaking, flipping the mode dial to "Effects" will enable any picture effect to be used in video. Though you may not ever use these extras, it's a cool addition if you want to shoot videos for situations that call for it. For example: if your kids like to play wild west, the sepia effect takes some of the editing work out of cutting together a video for family.

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Should action be your primary focus, the P600 offers both high-framerate video (120fps at 480p standard definition) and a drive mode capable of bursts of up to 7 frames per second. This is great news for fans of the slo-mo or action junkies. One slight issue will be focus speed, but the P600 does provide for manual focus, with a peaking function for easily telling what's in and out of focus. It's too slow to be used to track a moving subject, but at least if your shot is planned you can set the focus point before you start snapping.

Like other Nikon point and shoots, the P600 has support for the wireless mobile utility app in the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store. Though the app is showing its age, you can still use it to pair your smartphone with your camera. Once you've done that, you can share photos, or even control the camera remotely—so long as you're within range.

Performance

Huge zoom, tiny sensor

Though the P600 sports an impressive-sounding 60x optical zoom, images shot at full telephoto are soft, and often suffer blurring from camera vibration made worse by just how long that barrel extends. Even an undetectably minor tremor in your hand will be a violent shake when it comes to taking a shot at such extreme focal lengths, and this is only partially mitigated by the camera's stabilization system.

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Providing 60x optical zoom in such a compact form is no small feat, but to get there Nikon had to make some big sacrifices. There are two ways to achieve greater zoom range with a fixed-lens camera: make the lens itself bigger, or use a smaller sensor. With the P600 (and just about every superzoom on the market) the choice is clear: stick with a relatively small 1/2.3-inch sensor and try to make the lens smaller.

Though 1/2.3-inch sensors are the same size found in other basic point-and-shoots (and are actually bigger than most smartphone sensors), but this decision has some knock-on effects that degrade image quality. For starters, low light performance is the obvious casualty, and as a result images don't have the same range of tones from black to white that you see with something like a DSLR. Second, compact superzoom lens design naturally introduces lots of aberrations and distortions. These are mostly corrected with software, but there's still a noticeable ding to image quality.

The zoom might be impressive, but the image quality suffers immensely at full telephoto.

Most crucially, having a compact lens with such a small sensor limits how much light can get into the camera at any given time. Lenses like this close down as you zoom further and further, restricting the amount of light that reaches the sensor. When you close down the opening enough, cameras reach a point called the "diffraction limit". While we won't get too technical here, the practical consideration is that your shots will get blurrier and blurrier because the sensor can no longer detect as much fine detail. The P600 hits this limit about halfway through its zoom range and gets worse from there.

To combat this, we suggest using the lowest f-stop setting you can while you're shooting in manual mode, and to use the zoom sparingly. You'll get the best sharpness you can out of the P600 this way, and it has the added benefit of allowing you to use faster shutter speeds—reducing the chance of blurry photos from camera shake. The camera does its damnedest to compensate for these problems with software, but the P600 can't rewrite the laws of physics. Yes, having 60x zoom is nice at times, but there's a reason why cameras with less zoom in this class frequently perform better in our lab tests.

Looking beyond still quality, video is about as good as you can expect from a point-and-shoot camera. They'll be better than your smartphone, but image quality suffers in low light. To its credit, you can record video in several high-definition and standard-definition resolutions at several different framerates. You'll want to max out with 1080/30p, but you can drop the framerate or resolution a bit if you need the space. Dropping so means a little more trailing, and some frequency interference—think strobing in bicycle spokes—but on the whole the P600 takes video that's fit for Facebook.

Conclusion

The P600's extra zoom may not be worth the extra trouble

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. In the P600's case, the wide angle shots are fine, but the most impressive ability the camera has—its extensive reach—is probably where image quality is the worst.

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While in general we're a fan of the P600's overall package, the superzoom market is quite crowded. Though we liked a lot of what we got from the P600, there are quite a few other superzoom cameras for the same (or less) money that we think offer a better return on your investment.

If you've set aside around $500 to pick up a new camera, you've got quite a few great choices available to you. If you're dead-set on a superzoom, you can save a few bucks by grabbing a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. You "only" get a 50x optical zoom, but performance was markedly better than what we got with the P600. Even Nikon's P520 (and likely this year's P530) would yield better image quality, with zoom ratios of 42x. Panasonic's FZ200 is also one of our favorites—it has only a 24x optical zoom range, but its lens lets in more light than any of these other superzooms and it doesn't close down as you zoom in.

The enormous lens is a double-edged sword.

But it's very possible that you don't want that much zoom at all, that you are looking at the P600 simply because you want something better than your phone and the P600 looks like a serious camera. If that's the case, then there are plenty of other options for those who don't need nearly that much zoom.

If you feel ready to step up to a more advanced camera, we actually would recommend an entry-level interchangeable lens camera like the Olympus E-PM2, the (aging but still great) Nikon D3200, or the Sony NEX-5T. All will handily outperform the P600—especially in low light—and you can pick up telephoto lenses that'll still let you zoom in a little bit. If you want to stick to a fixed lens camera with a moderate amount of zoom the original Sony RX100 (still one of the best point-and-shoot cameras we've ever tested) can be found for roughly $500 these days. Though the P600 is the best choice if you absolutely must have 60x optical zoom, it's a very competitive market and the best bang for your buck may not be a superzoom at all.

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Nikon COOLPIX P600 review -

Intro

The Nikon COOLPIX P600 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with an impressive 60x optical zoom ranging from an equivalent 24mm to a whopping 1440mm telephoto. Introduced in February 2014, it has a side-hinged fold-out 3 inch LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 201k dots. Alongside the P600 Nikon also launched the P530, an update of the earlier P520 with the same 42x optical zoom. Both these models share a new 16.1 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor.

The P600 has in-built Wifi which allows connection to a smartphone for transferring images and remote controlling the camera, though there’s no NFC for a quick tap connection to an Android smartphone and neither does it have a GPS receiver.

The bridge super-zoom market is a crowded place with plenty of choice from all the major manufacturers and purely on the grounds of zoom range, the COOLPIX P600 is a front runner. Size is important, but its not the only thing that matters. I’ve tested the COOLPIX P600 alongside Sony’s new Cyber-shot HX400V which has a slightly shorter 50x optical zoom but a host of other compelling features. Read my full review to discover which of these two models provides the best mix of features in a super-zoom bridge model.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 design and controls

Given that it packs a mammoth 60x optical zoom lens, you might expect the COOLPIX P600 to be a little bigger and heavier than earlier COOLPIX super-zooms, but that isn’t the case; Nikon has managed to squeeze the 60x zoom into a body that, in all but one dimension is the same size as the 42x P520, but with a longer lens barrel. The COOLPIX P600 measures 125x85x107mm and weighs 565 grams with battery and card – that’s very compact compared with most other long reach super-zooms and significantly smaller than the chunky Sony HX400V which measures 130x93x103 and weighs 660g.

The overall styling of the COOLPIX P600 isn’t radically different to the earlier P520, the contours take a slightly different line here and there, so they’re not identical twins, but you need to look closely to tell them apart. The controls too have a lot in common – by which I mean they’re virtually identical. On the top panel everything is on the right side of the pop-up flash. The mode dial has the same PASM positions, three dedicated Scene mode position and SCN for the rest plus Auto. To the right of it on the grip extension you’ll find the on/off button, Function button and shutter release with zoom collar.

On the back the control dial is flanked by playback, menu and delete buttons with a movie record button conveniently positioned just above the thumb rest. Here, just above the screen you’ll also find a button for toggling display overlays and – pretty much the only departure from the the earlier P520 control layout a button for toggling between the screen and the viewfinder.

The screen is a 3 inch LCD panel with resolution of 921k dots. That’s exactly the same resolution as the Sony HX400V’s screen and they both provide a bright detailed image that’s viewable from a wide angle. The difference is the mounting. While the HX400V has an articulated hinge at the bottom allowing you to flip it up and down, the COOLPIX P600’s screen has a hinge at the side with the screen mounted on a rotating pin. This allows you to turn it in any direction – facing forward for selfies, orientated for portrait format shooting, and folded in on itself for protection.

The COOLPIX P600 has an electronic viewfinder with a 201k dot resolution. Like other manufacturers Nikon has stuck with what is by today’s standards a low resolution viewfinder for several generations of its super-zoom range. Canon likewise has an ageing 201k dot EVF in the SX50 HS and Sony has opted for the same low cost option with a 0.2in 201k dot EVF in the HX400V. If you want a more up-to-date better quality viewfinder in a bridge super-zoom consider the Fujifilm FinePix S1 which has a 0.2in 920k dot EVF. Though Panasonic raised the bar for super-zoom viewfinder quality with a 1.3 million dot EVF in its flagship FZ200, that model has a smaller 24x optical zoom range. For the 60x FZ70 / FZ72 we’re back to the 201k dot viewfinder, so it seems that long zooms and high resolution viewfinders aren’t a combination manufacturers are yet ready for.

Unlike the Sony HX400V, the COOLPIX P600 has no eye sensor to automatically switch from screen to electronic viewfinder, but as I already mentioned, there is a button for manually switching. There’s also an automatic mechanism that switches to the viewfinder when the screen is folded inwards.

On the right side of the COOLPIX P600’s body mini HDMI and a combined USB / AV out port are located behind a soft plastic flap. Nikon provides a USB cable in the box which can be used to charge the camera from a computer as well as for transferring photos and video.

The COOLPIX P600’s combined battery and card compartment is located in the grip and accessed via a door in the base of the camera. It takes a new EN-EL23 battery with a power rating of 1850mAh. That delivers enough power to take 330 shots, broadly comparable with the Sony HX400V’s 300 shots, the PowerShot SX50 HS’s 315 shots or the Panasonic Lumix FZ70 / FZ72’s more generous 400 shot capacity. The P600’s battery is charged in the camera via the USB port using the supplied cable and either the supplied charger, or, as I’ve mentioned, by plugging it into a USB port on your computer.

The COOLPIX P600 has a built-in flash which is raised mechanically by pressing a button on the left side of the body just below the flash head. Once in the raised position you can select the flash mode by pressing the top position on the multi selector four-way control wheel. The options are Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow sync and Rear-curtain sync. When you’ve finished using the flash you just push it back down into the closed position.

The flash has a maximum distance at the wide angle lens setting, with the aperture set to f3.3, of 7.5 metres, not at all bad though as it’s quoted with the ISO set to auto it’s not easy to make comparisons. If you make the (most likely correct) assumption that the distance is calculated using the default maximum auto ISO sensitivity of 1600 ISO, that means it delivers a little less power than the Sony HX400V. But you can fit an external flash to the HX400V’s hot shoe / accessory port, an option the P600 lacks. The HX400V’s accessory and USB ports also support other accessories that aren’t available for the P600, including an external microphonre which slots on the hotshoe and a cabled release.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 lens and stabilisation

The COOLPIX P600 has a 60x optical zoom with an equivalent range of 24-1440mm. There are very few super-zooms on the market that can equal that, but if zoom range is your number one priority, the Panasonic Lumix FZ70 / FZ72 is one alternative, Samsung’s WB220F is another. Both those models have a 20-1200mm equivalent range with a much wider wide angle than the COOLPIX P600, but a shorter 1200mm telephoto. So the COOLPIX P600 gets the prize for the longest focal length. I should also mention Sony’s h500 which tops them all with a 63x zoom; note this is a different model to the HX400V.

The COOLPIX P600’s lens has a maximum aperture of f3.3 at the wide angle setting, closing to f6.5 at the maximum telephoto. That compares with f2.8 – 6.3 on the Sony HX400V – about half a stop brighter at the wide angle setting, but the difference whittled away the more you zoom in.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 coverage wide

Nikon COOLPIX P600 coverage tele

4.3-258mm at 4.3mm (24mm equiv) 4.3-258mm at 258mm (1440mm equiv)

If a bright aperture throughout the zoom range is important to you, you should look at Panasonic’s Lumix FZ200 which boasts a constant f2.8 aperture throughout its 25-600mm equivalent range. Yes, it may only zoom in half as close as the Sony HX400V, but when both are at 600mm, the Panasonic is two stops faster, so you need to weigh up whether aperture or reach is more important to you.

Stabilisation is a key factor with long zooms and the COOLPIX P600 is equipped with optical image stabilisation or Vibration Reduction as Nikon calls it. There are two options, Normal and Off as well as an Active mode that irons out excessive wobbling, examples of the kinds of conditions it might be useful in, according to the manual, are ‘when shooting from a car or under poor foothold conditions’.

Active mode was introduced on the earlier COOLPIX P520 and when I tested it, in normal handheld operation I found little difference between the Active and Normal settings. For more details see my Nikon COOLPIX P520 review. To test the stabilisation on the COOLPIX P600, set it to Normal mode and zoomed in to its maximum 1440mm equivalent focal length and took a sequence of hand-held shots in Shutter Priority mode at progressively slower shutter speeds. In Normal mode the COOLPIX P600 can shoot hand-held around four stops slower that the photographer’s rule of thumb says is advisable.

In addition to Vibration reduction the COOLPIX P600 also includes the Motion detection feature common on Nikon compacts which raises the shutter speed and/or ISO sensitivity in Auto and some scene modes to avoid shutter speeds that are likely to result in camera shake.

Nikon P600 Active Intelligent SteadyShot

4.3-258mm at 258mm, 100 ISO, 1/80th, Normal VR.

100% crop , 4.3-258mm at 258mm, 100 ISO, 1/80th, Normal VR.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 shooting modes

The COOLPIX P600 can be used as a point and shoot in Auto mode. This is an old school auto mode with no scene detection to detect backlit or moving subjects, for that you need Scene Auto selector mode, which uses Scene detection to automatically choose the most appropriate scene mode for the subject from one of ten scene options. The available scene modes are: portrait, group portrait, landscape, night portrait, night group portrait, night landscape, close up, backlighting (non-human), backlighting (human) and other.

Switch to the PASM modes and you have a range of semi auto and fully manual modes to choose from. In PASM modes both the Command dial and multi-selector wheel are used to change the appropriate exposure control; the command dial thumb wheel engages program shift in Program auto and the shutter speed in Shutter priority and Manual modes. The multi selector wheel is allocated to the aperture in Aperture priority and Manual modes. So far, so straightforward, but it’s a bit of a shame the redundant dial is just that – the command dial is disabled in Aperture priority mode, likewise the Multi selector wheel in Shutter priority mode.

The COOLPIX P600 has 20 manually-selected scene modes. Three of them – Landscape, Night landscape and Night Portrait have dedicated positions on the mode dial and the rest are accessed from a menu when the mode dial is in the Scene position. In addition to the usual suspects from Portrait to Party via Landscape, Sports, Beach, Fireworks, Backlighting and Sunset, there are two new additions – Moon and Birdwatching. Moon provides a selection of tint options which you can select on screen. More usefully, a small square in the middle of the frame indicates the area framed when fully zoomed in, so with the camera on a tripod you can frame the moon in the small square then press OK to automatically zoom the lens all the way in. Theoretically, at least, in practice, as anyone who has tried to shoot the moon wil now, framing is a tricky business. That said, the new Moon scene mode may be enough to encourage first timers to have a crack at lunar photography.

Birdwatching mode offers single shot and continuous modes, the later shooting a 7 frame burst in a second. Like Moon mode, it provides a frame guide and zooms in automatically, this time to 800mm. The arbitrary limit on the focal length is a bit of an imposition though and I reckon most bird photographers will be happier just to use program auto mode and set the set the drive mode to one of the continuous options.

 

There are two panorama modes for shooting 180 and 360 views. Both work along the same lines as Sweep Panorama on Sony compacts and its numerous clones – you press the shutter once and pan the camera as smoothly a you can. You can pan with the camera in portrait or landscape orientation – the P600 works out which, you don’t need to tell it beforehand. More often than not that’s all you need to do; the camera stops shooting when you complete the sweep and stitches the images into a single 180 or 360 view. Portrait mode produces the largest images which are 1536 x 4800 pixels for 180 panoramas and the 360 ones measure 1536 x 9600.

If your panning technique leaves something to be desired, or there are objects close to the camera, there’s a lack of detail for it to match up, or for some other unknowable reason it occasionally doesn’t make the full sweep, in which case it saves the partial view for you providing you got more than half way round.

Another feature the COOLPIX P600 shares with the Sony HX400V is its composite HDR mode, which on the COOLPIX P600 is called the Backlighting scene mode. This provides the option of one of three HDR modes which shoot a fast burst of bracketed images and produces a composite HDR image from them.

Unlike Auto HDR on the HX400V, which lets you set the ISO sensitivity manually, it’s set automatically in Backlight scene mode on the COOLPIX P600. In addition to the HDR composite the COOLPIX P600 also saves a non-HDR composite shot.

Finally, the effects position on the mode dial provides a range of filters which you can apply in-camera to reproduce traditional darkroom techniques. A selection of these is shown above. As on the Sony HX400V, these filters are applied in camera and there’s no original or RAW file to fall back on should you not like the result.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 movie modes

The COOLPIX P600 offers the choice of two Full HD video modes – 1080p25 and 1080i50. There’s also 720p25, iFrame 720p25 and 480p25. All of the video modes are also available in 30fps format.

That’s just the normal speed modes; the COOLPIX P600 also has several HS options for playback at speeds other than real time. HS480/4x shoots 640×480 video at 4x normal speed (100 or 120fps depending on whether you have PAL or NTSC video mode selected) which plays back at quarter speed. HS720/2x records 1280×720 at double the normal frame rate for half speed playback, and finally 1080/0.5x records full HD video at half the normal frame rate for double-speed playback. As with the normal speed modes, these high speed modes are also available at 30fps.

Audio isn’t recorded with the HS video modes but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that you can use the effects filters. The only limitation on this is that the Soft and Nostalgic sepia effects are only available with the HS720/2x mode. I should also mention that you can’t use the use zoom or Full-time AF with the HS modes. Regardless of that, this is an impressive range of high speed recording modes and surpasses what the completion offers. The Sony HX400V doesn’t provide any high speed modes, and though the PowerShot SX50 HS provides two – at 4x and 8x – they are at VGA (640×480) and QVGA (320×240) resolutions respectively.

The COOLPIX P520 doesn’t have a movie position on the mode dial, so recording is started by pressing the dedicated record button whatever mode you’re in. One of the drawbacks of this approach is that you can’t frame up your shot very easily as the screen switches from 4:3 proportions to 16:9 (assuming your shooting in one of the HD or iFrame modes). But there is a least a display mode that superimposes the 16:9 area on the 4:3 screen for you.

Nikon COOLPIX P600sample video 1: outdoors, Sunny, handheld pan
This clip, like the others below was shot using the COOLPIX P600’s 1080p25 setting. The quality looks good and the stabilisation does a good job during the pan. For this clip I set the auto focus to full-time AF, but the P600 has a bit of difficulty locking the focus at the end of the zoom. There’s also a weird, almost musical buzzing from the zoom motor.
Nikon COOLPIX P600sample video 2: outdoors, sunny, tripod pan
The COOLPIX P600 does a great job of handling the exposure in the tricky scene with a wide range of brightness levels. This time the wind noise obscures the noise of the zoom motor. The probelm is the Full-time AF which is unable to bring anything into focus at the full extent of the zoom, a problem I encountered quite often with the P600 and which can only be resolved by zooming back out a little.
Nikon COOLPIX P600sample video 3: indoors, low-light, handheld pan
The autofocus is set to the default AF-S (single AF) mode for this clip. There’s some visible noise as well as colour desaturation, but the exposure is good and, once again the stabilisation does a great job.
Nikon COOLPIX P600 sample video 4: indoors, continuous AF
To test the continuous AF performance of the COOLPIX P600 I zoomed in a little and panned from the close-up coffee cup to the bar and back again several times. The Full-time AF on the P600 is hesitant, it gets there in the end, but is reluctant to settle and the constant in-out adjustments spoil the shot.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 Wifi

The COOLPIX P600 has built-in Wifi, allowing you to wirelessly connect using a smartphone, remotely control the camera and download images. The Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app is available free for iOS and Android and I tested the COOLPIX P600’s wireless features using my iPhone 4S.

Unlike the Sony HX400V, the COOLPIX P600 doesn’t have NFC, so even if you have an NFC-equipped android phone you’ll need to connect to the camera by selecting its SSID from your phone’s Wifi settings. You then have to switch to the app or the connection will time out after about a minute.

You can then download photos to your phone, though not at the original size. There are two options, ‘Recommended’ which is optimised for your device screen and VGA. This is a shame as original size downloads are available with Nikon’s Wifi equipped DSLRs. One of the other drawbacks of Nikon’s app is that it doesn’t allow direct uploads to social networking and photo sharing sites, but that just means you have to download to your phone prior to sharing.

Controlling the camera remotely is simple, but again the options are limited. You can zoom the lens, but there isn’t the same degree of control as on the camera, instead the zoom lurches in and out in quite large discrete steps with each tap of the screen icon. It’s not possible to switch exposure modes using the app and there’s no control over exposure of any kind, not even exposure compensation. There is a self timer though.

So the COOLPIX P600’s Wifi features are quite basic, but no less sophisticated than those of the Sony HX400V. In fact the experience of remote shooting and wireless transfer using both models is very similar, though the HX400V has NFC so is a better option if you have an NFC-equipped phone and also allows you to transfer full resolution images. But basic though it is, the COOLPIX P600’s built-in Wifi is a very worthwhile feature to have.

Nikon COOLPIX P600 Handling and Sensor

Like earlier Nikon Super-zooms, the COOLPIX P600 can be frustratingly slow at some things. Once it’s started up, it’s quite nifty, the AF responds quickly in most situations and it has a good selection of continuous shooting modes including a 7fps single second burst at full resolution and a range of lower resolution modes. But the menu system is sluggish – when you press the menu button the screen goes blank and it takes almost a second for the menu to appear. And there’s also a very noticeable delay when switching between tabs.

When the movie record button is pressed there is a full three second gap while the screen goes black – the recording delay itself isn’t quite that long, but it doesn’t help that you can’t see what you’re shooting in the meantime.

The COOLPIX P600’s menu system is divided over four tabs, Shooting, Movie, GPS and Set up. The Shooting menu is a long list of 18 items, so changing something like the AF mode, or Active D-lighting, which are in the middle somewhere, can be a bit tedious. The COOLPIX P600 does have a single programmable function button, though, which can be assigned to one of nine functions including image quality, size, white balance, metering, continuous shooting, ISO sensitivity, AF area mode and Vibration reduction.

The one big improvement to the COOLPIX P600’s handling over earlier models is the introduction of the monitor button which toggles the display between the screen and the EVF. In the absence of an eye sensor this is a real lifesaver, saving you the tedium of having to flip the screen back in on itself in order to activate the viewfinder. If I was a COOLPIX P520 owner this seemingly innocuous improvement would be second (after the big zoom) on my list of reasons for upgrading.

 

The COOLPIX P600 has a 16.1 Megapixel 1/2.3in compact sensor that produces images with a maximum size of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Its ISO sensitivity range is from 100 to 6400 ISO and in Manual mode its shutter speed range is 4s – 1/4000. It saves images as JPEG files at one of two quality/compression settings and at the best quality Fine setting image size is on average around 5 to 7MB.

To see how the quality of the Nikon COOLPIX P600 measures-up in practice, take a look at my Nikon P600 quality and Nikon P600 noise results pages, browse my Nikon P600 sample images, or skip to the chase and head straight for my verdict.

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Nikon Coolpix P600 Sample Photos - We go hands-on with the new Nikon Coolpix P600 - the new ultra zoom camera with a 60x optical zoom. Updated with sample photos.

Posted : 26 Mar 2014 3:43PM by Joshua Waller 

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We have a hands-on look at the Nikon Coolpix P600, with an impressive 60x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-1440mm in 35mm terms, the camera features built in Wi-Fi, a 3inch vari-angle screen, and built in electronic viewfinder (EVF). 

Key Features

  • 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor
  • 60x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-1440mm
  • Vibration Reduction (optical VR)
  • 3inch vari-angle screen
  • Electronic ViewFinder
  • FullHD video with stereo sound
  • 1cm macro mode
  • ISO100 to ISO6400
  • 7fps continuous shooting
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 330 shot battery life
Here you can see the back of the camera showing a photo taken at the wide-angle end of the lens, and in the very centre, a screen which we zoom into for the next photo: 

Using the full 60x optical zoom on the Nikon Coolpix P600, we were able to get a photo of the butterfly on the screen, and despite hand-holding the camera we were able to get a sharp shot.

Updated 26/03/2014: We have taken sample photos with a production version of the Nikon Coolpix P600, which can be seen below:

Nikon Coolpix P600 ISO test images

Nikon Coolpix P600 White-balance test images

Nikon Coolpix P600 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Nikon Coolpix P600 Specifications

ManufacturerNikon
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.3 - f/6.5
35mm equivalent24mm - 1440mm
Optical Zoom60x
Image Sensor
Pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1/2.3inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting7fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30p, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiYes
Storage
Card Type
File Type
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)330shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera Strap, Lens Cap LC-CP29 (with cord), Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL23, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21
Dimensions
Weight565g
Width125mm
Height85mm
Depth106.5mm

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