Nikon B600 overview
Nikon B600 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first released on January of 2019. The camera comes with a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The B600 is rated #119 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #642 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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Nikon B600 history
The Nikon B600 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full list below.
Nikon B600 Gallery
You can view the B600 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon B600 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon B600 based on aspects that are usually viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon B600 Sensor features
The sensor measurement on the Nikon B600 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16MP and gives a standard ISO range of 125 to 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the B600's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The B600 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon B600 dimensions
Nikon B600 has a weight of 1.10 lb (500 gr or 17.64 ounces) & the size of the camera is 122mm x 82mm x 99mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Nikon B600 is weightier compared to other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a visual of the Nikon B600 besides a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the B600.
Nikon B600 Lens features
The B600 has an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 24-1440mm giving it a 60.0 x zoom which is very good and could enable you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f3.3 which will be pretty sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting which causes noisy photos. With the long end, 1440mm is terrific zoom and comes at f6.5 which is very slow and you would have to set slower shutter speeds.
Nikon B600 Connectivity
The B600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon B600 Video features
The maximum video quality on the Nikon B600 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance for video quality versus file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone jack so you have zero control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase another camera in case you require good sound for your videos.
Nikon B600 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Nikon B600 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Nikon B600 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon B600 comes with a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 921k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specs for Nikon B600 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are very useful.
Nikon B600 Shutter features
The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon B600 Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon B600 features just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Nikon B600 Autofocusing features
Nikon B600 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detection which is valuable for taking portraits of people.
It also features Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Nikon B600 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good for low light occasions or you need to have more exact focus control.
Nikon B600 Battery life
The battery in the Nikon B600 is made to last for 280 shots as per the CIPA measurements making it lower as compared to it's competitors. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the highest battery life:
Nikon B600 for varying forms of photography
The following graph provides a overview of the Nikon B600 for varying forms of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Nikon B600
The Nikon B600 receives a score of 37 which is horrible, and means the camera is simply not good for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support together with the potential to utilize external lighting.
Nikon B600 Street photography features
Coming in at a horrible points tally of 45, the Nikon B600 is simply not good to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Nikon B600
A reasonable sports photography rating of 47 means the Nikon B600 is reasonably suited for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon B600 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very important when getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon B600 gets a modest 53 as a travel camera which is somewhat suitable to take with you on your holidays.
Nikon B600 Landscape photography highlights
If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will be image quality. The Nikon B600 with it's horrible score of 40 as a landscape camera is simply not good within the current marketplace.
Nikon B600 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging should really offer a moving display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Nikon B600 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it gets a horrible rating of 27.
Nikon B600 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the B600, below is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph down below shows you a summary of the B600 vs it's highest scored rivals shown earlier.
These are some more cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.