Nikon Coolpix B600 Detailed Review

Nikon Coolpix B600

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The Coolpix B600 was presented by Nikon in January 2019. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
BrandNikon
CategorySuperzoom
Date01/2019
Sensor Properties

In additional Coolpix B600 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").

Also Coolpix B600's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Nikon does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

FormatCompact
Sensor area6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24" x 0.18")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)16.00 megapixel
Resolution (effective)16.00 megapixel
Pixel size1.79 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 7 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable
Focal length (min)24mm
Focal length (max)1440mm
Aperture (max)3.3
Aperture (min)6.5
Viewfinder Properties

The Coolpix B600 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.

Shutter

The Coolpix B600's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 25s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed25s
Sensitivity Properties

The Coolpix B600's sensitivity goes from 125 ISO und 6400 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity125 ISO
Max. sensitivity6400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Coolpix B600 supports all general exposure modes.

The Nikon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The Coolpix B600's auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

The Nikon doesn't support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.

TypeTTL
AF points1
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Coolpix B600 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 7m (23 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Nikon.

Built-in
Range6.80m
(23 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
Coolpix B600 display

The Coolpix B600 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.

Unfortunately, the Coolpix B600's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Coolpix B600 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

TypeLCD
Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution0.92 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

Coolpix B600 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Nikon Coolpix B600 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The Coolpix B600 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Nikon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Nikon Coolpix B600 works with a EN-EL12 battery. The battery lifetime is an average 280 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the Coolpix B600.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Coolpix B600's battery battery parameters:

TypeEN-EL12
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life280 photos
Size

The Nikon Coolpix B600's dimensions are 121.6 x 81.5 x 99.2mm³. (4.8" x 3.2" x 3.9"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a reasonable 500 grams (16.1 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Coolpix B600:

Nikon Coolpix B600 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Nikon Coolpix B600 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Nikon Coolpix B600 size comparison

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