Nikon P600 overview
Nikon P600 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on February of 2014. It features a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The P600 stands at #35 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all-around #429 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your customized factors.
Below is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon P600 family
The Nikon P600 is part of a family of products. You can read the full list underneath.
Nikon P600 Gallery
You can look at the P600 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon P600 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Nikon P600 based on criterias which are generally seen as important in a camera.
Nikon P600 Sensor features
The specification of the sensor on the Nikon P600 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a maximum of 12800. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath displays the P600's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The P600 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon P600 dimensions
Nikon P600 weighs about 1.25 lbs (565 gr or 19.93 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 125mm x 85mm x 107mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Nikon P600 is more heavy as compared with its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon P600 alongside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view under will show the button arrangement on the P600.
Nikon P600 Lens features
The P600 comes with a fixed lens having a focal range of 24-1440mm making it a 60.0 x zoom which is great and will allow you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f3.3 making it really sluggish and not great in low light conditions and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also have to increase your ISO setting producing noisy files. For the long end, 1440mm is superb zoom and comes with f6.5 making it quite sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Nikon P600 Connectivity
The P600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send photos and at times change settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Several apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Nikon P600 Video features
The highest video resolution on the Nikon P600 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance between quality and file size but FULL HD will not give you much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to take a look at a different model should you want better audio in your video clips.
Nikon P600 Weather Sealing
Nikon P600 doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.
Nikon P600 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon P600 features a 3" fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 921k dots.
It includes a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits and group photos if necessary. Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon P600 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are rather valuable.
Nikon P600 Shutter features
Nikon P600 has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon P600 Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon P600 has got just inbuilt flash with missing external flash ability.
Nikon P600 Autofocus features
Nikon P600 has got only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and accurate as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it useful for people photography.
It also features Tracking AF for subjects that move. Nikon P600 has manual focus in case it is required during low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focus.
Nikon P600 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL23) in the Nikon P600 is designed to last for 330 shutters with respect to the CIPA standards which is similar to its competition. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life within this class of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Nikon P600 for specific types of photography
The following diagram displays a analysis of the Nikon P600 for specific types of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Nikon P600 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon P600 receives a rating of 45 which is really bad, meaning that it is not really very good to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos & capability to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon P600 Street photography details
Getting a modest points total of 51, the Nikon P600 is relatively appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon P600 Sports photography advice
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 54 indicates the Nikon P600 is reasonably suited for photographing sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P600 Travel photography information
Size is extremely important in buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon P600 gets a moderate 59 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly appropriate for your vacations.
Nikon P600 as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon P600 at it's modest rating of 48 as a landscape camera is fairly appropriate in the current market.
Nikon P600 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Nikon P600 is reasonably suited as a vlog camera as it delivers a modest score of 59.
Nikon P600 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the P600, below is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart below offers you a summary of the P600 compared to it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.
Following are additional cameras you may look at as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.