Nikon Coolpix B600 review | Digital Camera World

Nikon Coolpix B600

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Available in no-nonsense matt black or shiny maroon red, the headlines here of the Nikon Coolpix B600 a 16 megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor and lens-shift Vibration Reduction. Both these help users achieve steadier, blur free photography towards the telephoto end of the camera’s lens or in lower lighting conditions. In fact the Nikon Coolpix B600’s 60x optical zoom offers the 35mm equivalent of a generous 24-1440mm along and f/3.3 maximum aperture, with images composed and reviewed via the 3-inch, 921K-dot resolution LCD screen on the backplate. Unlike a DSLR or mirrorless camera there is no separate eye level viewfinder; the location where one would usually sit instead houses the B600’s built in speaker.

From widest setting through to… (Image credit: Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)

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the maximum 60x zoom setting with the B600’s built-in zoom (Image credit: Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)

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If there’s a disappointment here it’s that the budget priced super zoom offers a ‘mere’ Full HD resolution video capture rather than the now more commonplace 4K, and that the LCD itself isn’t of the tilt and swivel variety. Three years old at the time of writing, unusually the camera features a modest built in memory, along with a smattering of in-camera creative modes that will appeal to those more used to selecting a filter effect for images on a smartphone. The lithium ion battery provided here is good for up to 280 shots and can be charged in camera via USB cable. There is no standalone mains charger alternatively provided.

Nikon B600 specifications


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