- Cámara de fotos digital Nikon COOLPIX B500 16MP 1/2.3″» CMOS 4608 x 3456Pixeles
- Cámara compacta Nikon Coolpix P900 de 16 MP
- Small Body, Huge Zoom
- Power and Connectivity
- Autofocus Speed and Performance
- Image and Video Quality
- Sacrifices for Size
- Where to Buy
- Our Best Camera Picks
- Camera Product Comparisons
- Further Reading
- Nikon Coolpix B600 Review
- Nikon Coolpix B600 Specs
- The B600 Has a Macro and Telephoto Mode
- The B600 Has Good Connectivity options
- Nikon B600 Price
- Nikon Coolpix B600
- Recording Features
- Play, Edit and Print Functions
- Battery Information
- Inputs and Outputs Notes
Cámara de fotos digital Nikon COOLPIX B500 16MP 1/2.3″» CMOS 4608 x 3456Pixeles
Nikon B500, COOLPIX. Megapixeles: 16 MP, Tipo de cámara: Cámara puente, Tamaño del sensor de imagen: 1/2.3″». Zoom óptico: 40x, Zoom digital: 4x, Intervalo de longitud focal: 4 – 160 mm. Enfoque: TTL, Ajustes de enfoque: Automático/Manual, Modo de auto-enfoque (AF): Contrast Detection Auto Focus. Sensibilidad ISO: 125, 1600, 3200, 6400, Corrección de exposición a la luz: ± 2EV (1/3EV step). Velocidad máxima del obturador: 1/1500 s, Tipo de disparador de la cámara: ElectrónicoCaracteristicas: Tipo final: Mate Opacidad de la impresión: 80% Vida útil en almacén de la impresión: 1 País de origen: EE.UU. Intervalo de temperatura operativa: 15 – 35 °C Intervalo de temperatura de almacenaje: 15 – 30 °C Intervalo de humedad relativa para funcionamiento: 20 – 70% Intervalo de humedad relativa durante almacenaje: 20 – 80% Dimensiones (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 106 x 106 x 635 mm Peso: 2,94 kg Dimensiones del embalaje (alto x alto x peso): 635 x 106 x 106 mm Peso del paquete: 2,94 kg Cantidad por palé: 99 pieza(s) Uniformidad de la impresión: 5 SU Dimensiones del palé (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 787.4 x 1016 x 1219.2 mm Peso del palé: 351,53 kg Dimensiones del embalaje (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 635 x 106.7 x 106.7 mm (25 x 4.2 x 4.2″») Dimensiones de Palé (Ancho x Profundidad x Altura): 787.4 x 1016 x 1219.2 mm (31 x 40 x 48″») Cantidad por caja: 1 pieza(s) Sólo para venta al menudeo: No Tiempo de secado de la impresión: 9 min. Nivel de satinado de la impresión: Matte Laminación de la impresión: pressure-sensitive films Resistencia al agua de la impresión: Lamination required
Cámara compacta Nikon Coolpix P900 de 16 MP
Tipo sensor CMOS Sensor 1/2,3 » Resolución 16 MP Resolución total megapíxeles 16,76 MP Resolución total píxeles 3456 x 4608 píxeles Otra resolución 3456+4608
480+640 píxeles Estabilizador de imagen Sí Modos de exposición Automático programado con programa flexible (P)
Automático con prioridad a la velocidad de obturación
Automático con prioridad al diafragma
Manual Modos de exposición números de escenas 19 Velocidad de obturación min 1 s Velocidad de obturación max 4000 s Sensibilidad ISO 100
Sistema de lentes
Marca lente Nikkor Luminosidad 2,8F 6,5 – F Distancia focal 4,3 – 357 mm Distancia focal equivalente 35 Mm 24 – 2000 mm Tipo de enfoque Gran angular Normal 50 cm infinito
Teleobjetivo 5 m infinito
Macro 1 cm infinito
Zoom 83 x
Tipo de pantalla LCD abatible Pantalla 3 » Resolución 921000 puntos Formato de imagenes JPEG
Soporte tarjetas memoria SD
Tipo de flash TTL-Auto
Alimentación Batería recargable de iones de litio EN-EL23
Grabación de vídeo Sí Grabación vídeo MOV Grabación de sonido Sí Formato de archivo de sonido LPCM
Conexiones MicroUSB 2.0
Micro HDMI tipo D
Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g
Características El increíble zoom óptico de 83 aumentos de la Coolpix P900 de 16 megapíxeles le permitirá capturar detalles que el ojo humano no puede percibir a simple vista.
Sistemas GPS/GLONASS/QZSS integrados que realizan un seguimiento de sus localizaciones.
Función VR (reducción de las vibraciones) óptica de doble detección.
Gran Pantalla LCD abatible de 3» y visor electrónico incorporado.
Compatibilidad con NFC y conexión Wi-Fi integrada.
Vídeos Full HD (1080/60p) de gran fluidez con gran calidad de sonido, ya que el micrófono cambia la direccionalidad de acuerdo con el ajuste del zoom.
Funciones destacadas: observación de aves, modo luna, ángulo de visión amplio y Picture Control.
Botón de función personalizable (Fn).
AF detector de destino: La cámara identifica y enfoca automáticamente al sujeto para lograr un autofoco rápido y preciso, ofreciéndole imágenes nítidas y definidas.
Sistema de procesamiento de imágenes EXPEED C2.
Compensación de flash: equilibra el nivel de flash de un sujeto con respecto al fondo. Temporizador 2
The Nikon Coolpix B600 ($329.95) is a small camera with a lot of zoom power—60x to be precise. It gets there by using a smartphone-sized image sensor and a relatively dim aperture lens, and keeps size and price down by omitting useful features like a tilting LCD and EVF. For the money, we recommend the Panasonic FZ80 more highly—it’s a little big larger, but also sports a 60x zoom and adds a good EVF.
Small Body, Huge Zoom
The B600 isn’t quite pocket-friendly—we’ve seen slim models with 40x power lenses, but never anything longer. It is small enough, though, to slip into a small messenger bag or purse without a problem. It measures 3.2 by 4.8 by 3.9 inches (HWD) and weighs about 1.1 pound. It’s a little smaller than the FZ80, which is small for a bridge model with an EVF—3.7 by 5.1 by 4.7 inches and 1.4 pounds.
The lens offers 60x of zoom power, starting at a 24mm wide angle and reaching a 1,440mm (35mm full-frame equivalent. It’s a lot of power. The red-winged blackbird is a tiny black dot on a reed in the wide-angle view above—I drew a red box around it in Photoshop to show its location—but is prominent in the uncropped 1,440mm shot below, taken from the same vantage point.
Now, just having a lot of zoom power doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get great shots at a distance. Ergonomics come into play too. The B600 has a good-sized handgrip, so it is comfortable to hold. However, the lack of an EVF does make it a little harder to hold steady at maximum zoom. Optical stabilization helps, but I still ended up with blur from camera shake if I didn’t take care to brace myself before pressing the shutter button.
Finding a target at maximum zoom can also be a challenge. Thankfully Nikon does include a framing assist function, now commonplace on bridge models with huge zoom power. Hold the button on the side of the lens and it will zoom out slightly, showing a tighter frame line around your previous focal length setting. It’s a useful tool if you’re trying to hone the lens squarely on a distant subject.
There are two zoom controls—one on the left of the lens, next to the framing assist button, and another around the shutter release, positioned at the top of the handgrip. The only other controls up top are the On/Off button and Mode dial. The pop-up flash is on the top as well; it’s mounted on a hinge and is raised and lowered manually.
Rear controls include Record, which is toward the top right, in between the thumb rest and LCD. A four-way directional pad, flanked by four buttons (Display, Play, Menu, Delete), sits below the thumb rest. It has an OK button at its center and directional presses set the flash output, adjust EV compensation, switch to macro focus mode, and set the self-timer.
If you’re a casual snapper, you won’t miss the lack of traditional exposure modes, but more committed photographers are going to be bummed about the lack of the traditional PASM dial settings. The only way to adjust exposure is via EV compensation—the B600 doesn’t support manual aperture, shutter, or ISO adjustment.
Instead, if you want to capture a shot with a short shutter speed, you need to switch to Sports mode; it also turns on burst shooting, which isn’t available as an independent setting. Photographers who wish to stray from automatic will have to settle for various scene modes. The basics are all there—portrait, landscape, beach, snow, indoors, fireworks, close-up, food, sunset, and the like. There are also some more advanced options like an in-camera panorama mode and multi-exposure settings for night shots with star or light trails.
The rear LCD is a quite good in quality. It’s 3 inches in size with a 921k dot resolution. It lags behind others in brightness—it doesn’t have dots for luminosity like some LCDs—but I was able to frame up shots on bright days, even if I had to occasionally shield the screen with my hand. You can increase the brightness (it has five levels to choose from)—you just have to dive into the menu to do so. You can also toggle a helpful framing grid assist via the menu. It splits the frame into nine squares using on-screen lines as a compositional aid.
A tilting display, like the one Nikon includes on the similar B500 ($299.95), would have been welcome. Likewise, touch support is absent, which is just odd for a device that’s squarely consumer focused—it seems weird not to be able to tap on a subject to set focus or to swipe through shots during playback.
Power and Connectivity
The B600 supports in-camera charging via its micro USB port. Nikon includes an AC adapter and cable to plug the camera into a wall, but no method of charging the battery outside the body. If it’s something you want to do, an external charger is another $37.95 and a spare EN-EL12 battery costs the same. The B600 is rated for 280 shots per CIPA testing standards, so it should get you through most days on a charge, depending on how heavily you use the wireless transfer feature. In-camera charging offers the option of topping off the battery on the go.
Along with micro HDMI, the micro USB port is the only connector on the body; both are on the right side. The memory card and battery load in the bottom. The card format is SD, standard in point-and-shoots, and the B600 also works with newer SDHC and SDXC cards, although it doesn’t take advantage of UHS-II speeds. Don’t fret, though, as the camera doesn’t shoot files big enough to require the faster speeds offered by newer formats.
Nikon calls its wireless system SnapBridge, and it’s included in the B600. The camera sports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The SnapBridge app, a free download for Android or iOS, is required for operation. It’s quick and easy to set up, though you should have some patience as it does take more than a handful of seconds for the two devices to start talking to each other for initial setup. If your app is stuck in the «Select An Accessory» screen with no options, give it a minute and the B600 should appear.
The SnapBridge app can download downsized (2MP) JPGs via Bluetooth in the background if you turn Auto Download on. It’s useful if you want to be able to Instagram or Facebook all of your vacation shots, while you’re still on vacation. You can transfer full size, 16MP JPGs wirelessly, but you’ll need to connect via Wi-Fi and manually select the images you want to copy to your phone.
Autofocus Speed and Performance
The B600 is not a camera to reach for when photographing action. Its autofocus system is fine for things standing still, or not moving around too fast, but this is not the camera to bring to a pro sporting event or to try and capture action shots of active wildlife.
That said, it’s not a dog either. It starts and shoots in about a second, locks focus at the wide angle in about 0.05-second, and at its telephoto extreme in about 0.15-second. But the focus system comes into play—there’s no way to manually select a focus area in many modes, so you’re really left to the camera deciding what to focus on. In many situations it does a decent job, but there are practical reasons to opt for a more refined focus point.
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Scene modes come into play here. If you switch to the Sports position on the dial the camera swaps to a small, central area of focus. You’ll need to take care to place it over your target. The smaller focus area does slow the camera down a little bit—at 24mm it locks focus in about 0.1-second in Sports mode and in 0.2-second at 1,440mm. You’re locked into Burst shooting in Sports, but if you prefer the smaller focus area and Single release, you can dive into the menu and select the Bird Watching scene from the list. Sports, directly accessible via the Mode Dial, is easier to get in and out of.
Bursts are captured at a speedy 9.4fps, but you’re limited to just seven shots at a time, and the camera is unresponsive for about 9 seconds after capture as images are committed to memory.
Image and Video Quality
The B600 manages its stunning 60x zoom range by making some sacrifices other cameras don’t. Its lens is an f/3.3-6.5 that captures a lot less light than the Panasonic FZ300, which retains an f/2.8 f-stop through its more modest 24x (25-600mm) zoom range.
Likewise, the sensor size is 1/2.3-inch, the same type used in most smartphones. There are premium bridge models which put more distance between smartphones in terms of absolute image quality, but they cost more. One example, the Sony RX10 IV sports a sensor four times as large as the B600, a 24-600mm f/2.4-4 zoom lens, and very advanced autofocus, but it sells for about $1,700.
The B600 doesn’t offer any sort of manual ISO control. Its sensor is, in theory, capable of ranging from ISO 125 up through ISO 6400, but the camera never moved beyond ISO 1600 in our tests, even when photographing our test scene in very dim conditions.
At its lowest ISO the camera is at its best. Fine lines are crisp and while the small sensor isn’t capable of resolving the tiniest details in our test scene, it does a good job compared with others in its class.
The camera moves to higher settings when light gets low, or when the lens zooms in and doesn’t project as bright an image on the sensor as it does at wide angles. In daylight I had it go as high as ISO 400 in a shady area. The camera has already lost a little bit of image quality there, with sharp lines giving way to the slight smudging caused by moderate in-camera noise reduction.
The effect is exacerbated at ISO 800, and images made at ISO 1600 don’t look good on a pixel level. That’s expected for this type of sensor. You can see crops from our ISO test scene in the gallery that goes along with this review.
The lens does deliver sharp results, netting 2,217 lines on a center-weighted test. It’s a very good mark for a 16MP camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. There is a bit of loss of quality toward the edge of the frame—resolution drops to 1,770 lines at the edges, which is a little soft. But it’s an issue that is apparent in almost every camera of this type at the widest angle.
Zooming to 50mm position drops the maximum f-stop to f/4, but the lens is still quite good. It shows 2,480 lines, with strong performance from center to edge. We see good results at 150mm f/5.2 (2,259 lines) and 270mm (2,162 lines). There’s a big drop in quality at longer zoom settings; we also tested at 500mm f/5.6 and got good results (2,015 lines), but the camera delivers noticeably soft images at the longest focal length we were able to test in the lab, 900mm, where the resolution drops all the way to 1,351 lines—noticeably less than the 1,800 we want to see from a point-and-shoot like this one.
The B600 records 1080p video at 30fps. It also supports lower quality 1080i at 60fps, 720p and 480p at 30fps. There are two levels of slow-motion—quarter-speed at 480p or half-speed at 1080p.
We found wind noise to be an issue when recording outdoors, and of course there’s no way to connect an external microphone. The stabilization system does as good as job as you can expect, but handheld footage shot toward the long end of the zoom shows visible shake—with such an extreme telephoto focal length, that’s unavoidable.
Sacrifices for Size
Bridge cameras fill a real need in the photographic market. Big zoom ranges can tackle a wide variety of subjects, from landscapes to architecture to macro to wildlife. They don’t (typically) do a great job in low light, but you can always reach into your pocket and grab your smartphone if you want a flash-free low-light snapshot.
The Nikon Coolpix B600 certainly delivers on the promise of zoom—its 60x lens is one of the longest we’ve seen in a bridge camera this small. But it sacrifices some useful features—notably a tilting display and eye-level EVF—which would make the zoom power a little more easy to use, from an ergonomic perspective.
The lack of manual shooting exposure controls makes the B600 a complete non-starter for serious photographers. If you know your way around an SLR, you’ll be frustrated. But it also limits the ability to use the B600 as a learning tool.
In this price range, we like the Panasonic FZ80 more. It has an EVF, covers a wider angle of view, and supports 4K video. It costs a little more ($400), but does go on sale from time to time. Our Editors’ Choice model, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, is in a different class at $550, but worth thinking about if you can spare the extra cash.
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Nikon Coolpix B600 Review
Nikon has announced two new high-power zoom cameras, the COOLPIX B600 and the COOLPIX A1000, both planned to be released in February this year.
A lot of amateur and enthusiast photographers are nowadays using smartphones to capture everyday images. But, while modern phones are designed to produce photos of high quality, they often have poor zooming capabilities.
Two new models announced by Nikon are compact and budget-friendly, and along with impressive zooming features, their specs will allow you to make astonishing photos for a small amount of money.
In this article, we will review the more affordable one between these two cameras – the Coolpix B600.
Nikon Coolpix B600 Specs
The Coolpix B600 is built around 16 megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED high-performance image-processing engine. This is a bridge camera with DSLR-like design and its most attractive feature will definitely be a 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens.
The other notable features of this camera are a native ISO range from 125 to 6400, 1080p (Full HD) video, target-finding AF, 19 scene modes, 36 different effects, and advanced connectivity options.
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The B600 Has a Macro and Telephoto Mode
The B600 is designed for versatile purposes. The camera has equivalent focal length from 24 to 1440 mm which means that it is useful both for macro and telephoto photography. According to Nikon, Macro mode will allow users to enjoy macro photography with shooting as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) to the lens at the maximum wide-angle position.
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On the other hand, the 60x zoom will allow you to easily shoot and record distant targets, and it should do a great job in photographing wild animals, birds, astronomical objects or on spying your neighbors (I am only joking, please don’t do this).
If this amount of zoom is not enough, the camera offers a 120x digital zoom. There is also a Snap-back zoom button which allows quick zoomed-out view and helps you to keep track of your subject. Additionally, the camera uses Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism and 4-axis Hybrid VR which will help you to shoot sharp images even at high levels of zoom.
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The B600 Has Good Connectivity options
The Coolpix B600 has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth technologies.
Images from the camera can be uploaded to a smart device automatically, while SnapBridge app allows many possibilities such as remote shooting.
There are no jacks for microphone and headphones, but there are HDMI and USB ports.
Nikon B600 Price
With a size of 4.8 x 3.23 x 3.9″ inches and a weight of 500 g, this camera is pretty portable. It has 3″ display (921,000 dots) but it does not have touchscreen technology and it is not tiltable. Also, the camera does not incorporate an electronic viewfinder so you will need to rely exclusively on the LCD screen. Still, you can look at this as a trade-off for other benefits this camera offers.
The Nikon Coolpix B600 price is yet to be announced, but according to unofficial information, it will be around $500.
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Nikon Coolpix B600
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Nikon Coolpix B600 is an advanced digital camera with a long 60x optical zoom. You can take beautiful 16MP photos or Full HD video using the 3″ LCD. The camera has Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction for blur-free shots while zoomed in. The B600 features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) that lets you share your photos instantly or for remote camera control. The camera comes with a rechargeable battery, a USB cable, and a fabric neck strap.
3″ LCD Monitor: The camera has a 3″ high resolution LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 99% horizontal and vertical coverage in both shooting and playback modes. The B600 does not have a separate viewfinder.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix B600 features a 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.76-million total pixels and 16.0-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for recording movies. When no card is inserted, the images automatically record to the 83 MB internal memory.
Optics: The Coolpix B600 digital camera uses a Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens for superb image quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon. The Zoom-NIKKOR ED lens is designed for the specific camera and image sensor combination. The lens has a 60x optical zoom, and a focal length of 4.3-258mm that is equivalent to a 24-1440mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the camera’s total zoom capability is 240x. The angle of view is equivalent up to a 5760mm lens (35mm format).
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix B600 offers Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting, especially at telephoto zoom positions or slow shutter speeds. When recording video, a 4-axis Hybrid VR helps smooth out up/down, left/right, in/out, and tilting movements.
File Formats: The Coolpix B600 records still images in JPEG format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo). There are eight still image size options and six movie options:
SnapBridge: SnapBridge is a new wireless connection innovation from Nikon that lets you transfer photos, even while shooting, upload photos to the Nikon Image Space cloud service, and remotely control the camera from your smartphone. SnapBridge utilizes a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection between the camera and the smart device. A one-time setup is required to register the camera with the app, and thereafter, an automatic connection is made between the two devices. SnapBridge will let you imprint up to two pieces of credit information, such as copyright, comments, text, or logos, onto your pictures. You can receive firmware updates for your camera, and update the camera’s date, time, and location info through your smart device. The SnapBridge app is currently available for Android (5.0 and up) on Google Play, and with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (running iOS 10.0 or later).
Built-in Wi-Fi: In addition to SnapBridge, the Coolpix B600 has built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to connect the camera with your smartphone or tablet. Through the wireless connection (IEEE 802.11b/g), you can upload photos and videos from your camera to your device. It is recommended that a Wi-Fi connection is used for large volume uploads. Once you have loaded the images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social networking sites.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
- Auto Mode: This is an automatic «point-and-shoot» mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras. Available functions in the Auto Mode include: Creative slider, Flash mode, Self-timer, Macro Mode, and Shooting Menu.
- Scene Auto Selector: In the Scene Auto Selector mode, the camera automatically recognizes the shooting conditions when you frame a picture. Shooting scenes include: Portrait (1-2 persons), Portrait (large group of people), Landscape, Night Portrait (1-2 persons), Night Portrait (large group of people), Night Landscape, Close-up, Backlighting (for subjects other than people), Backlighting (for taking portraits), and Other.
- Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select one of 15 scene modes with settings optimized for the shooting situation. Available scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Multiple Exposure Lighten, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Fireworks show, Easy Panorama, Pet portrait, Moon, and Birdwatching.
- Night Landscape: This mode makes it easier to successfully shoot night landscapes.
- Night Portrait: The settings let you shoot evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
- Backlighting: Use this setting to shoot backlit subjects.
- Sports: The camera uses fast shutter speeds to capture sports action.
- Creative Mode: The camera simultaneously saves four images with effects and one image without effects. You can select the following effects: Variety, Selective Color (Red), Selective Color (Green), Selective Color (Blue), Light, Depth, Memory, Classic, and Noir.
- Smart Portrait: You can take a picture with a glamour retouch function to enhance human faces. You can apply skin softening, foundation makeup, soft, vividness, and brightness effects.
- Short Movie Show: The camera creates a short 1920 x 1080/30p movie that is up to 30 seconds long by recording and automatically combining multiple movie clips that are several seconds long.
Continuous Shooting: In the Continuous Shooting mode, you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
- Single: One image is shot each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
- Continuous H: Up to 7 pictures are shot at a rate of about 7.7 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image size is set to 16M: 4608 x 3456 pixels.
- Continuous L: Up to 14 pictures are shot at a rate of about 2 frame per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image size is set to 16M: 4608 x 3456 pixels.
- Pre-shooting Cache: To avoid missing a shot, the pre-shooting cache begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and continues when the button is pressed all the way. Frame rate is up to 15 fps. Up to 25 frames are captured, including up to 4 frames captured in the pre-shooting cache. Image size is fixed at 2M: 1600 x 1200.
- Continuous H 120 fps: Each time the shutter-release button, 50 frames are captured at a speed of about 120 fps. Image size is fixed at VGA 640 x 480.
- Continuous H 60 fps: Each time the shutter-release button, 25 frames are captured at a speed of about 60 fps. Image size is fixed at 1M 1280 x 960.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second and 3 second timer for self-portraits. In addition, the camera can use face detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a smile is detected (Smile Timer).
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus:
- Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically.
- Manual: You can manually select one of up to 99 focus areas in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still. You can choose spot, normal, or wide to change the size of the movable focus area.
- Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
- Subject Tracking: Once you select a subject to focus on, the focus area will move and follow the subject.
- Target Finding AF: The camera will adjust the focus on what it determines to be the main subject. If no main subject is detected, it automatically selects the subject closest to the camera as the subject.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between the following auto-focus modes:
- Single AF: The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at this position during recording.
- Full-time AF: The camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the shutter-release button is not pressed.
- Pre-focus AF: The camera focuses when subject movement is detected, or the image composition is significantly changed, even if the shutter release button is not pressed halfway.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 4′-11″ at the maximum wide-angle position and 9′-10″ at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.
Blink Proof: The Blink Proof function is available when you are shooting in Smart Portrait mode. The camera automatically releases the shutter twice with every shot and saves one image in which the subject’s eyes are open. This function can be turned on/off in the menu.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps, using the multi-selector on the back of the camera.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the following ISO settings:
- Auto: Sensitivity is set to ISO 125 when there is sufficient lighting, and raises the sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when lighting is dim.
- Fixed Range Auto: Select from two ranges in which the camera automatically sets the sensitivity: ISO 125-400 or ISO 80-800.
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 6400.
White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions.
- Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
- Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
- Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Slide Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, or 16) at a time. While these «contact sheets» are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit’s LCD screen.
Editing Pictures: You can use the Coolpix B600 to edit recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. An image can be edited up to 10 times. You can choose from the following editing functions:
- Quick Effects: You can process images with a variety of effects. You can select Painting, Photo Illustration, Soft Portrait, Portrait (color + B&W), Fisheye, Cross Screen, and Miniature Effect.
- Quick Retouch: Quick Retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Red-eye Correction: You can apply correction to images in which red-eye is caused by the flash.
- Glamour Retouch: The camera recognizes faces in pictures and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones. Other effects include glare reduction, whiten teeth, lipstick, redden cheeks, and various effects for the eyes.
- Resizing Pictures (Small Picture): You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with a compression ratio of 1:8. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x 480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
- Crop: Creates a copy containing only a portion visible on the monitor.
Printing Pictures: You can connect the camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer using the included USB cable, and print images without using a computer.
Power Requirements: The Coolpix B600 is powered by the EN-EL12 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7 volts, 1050 mAh, 3.9 Wh). The battery will last for approximately 280 shots (still images) or 65 minutes (movies) on a full charge. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours when using the EH-73P Charging AC Adapter and the UC-E21 USB cable (both included).
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix B600 is equipped with a micro-HDMI (Type D) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required.
USB Port: The camera features a proprietary USB port on the side of the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable (UC-E16) to download your photos to your computer or PictBridge-compatible printer. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible.
Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-62F AC adapter has an insert that slides into the battery compartment so that you can power the camera using ordinary household current.
Downloadable Software: No software is included with the Coolpix B600. You can download Nikon’s ViewNX-i software for uploading and viewing pictures and videos. In addition, Nikon’s Capture NX-D, which launches within ViewNX-i, can be used for editing and fine-tuning photos, and to change the settings of NEF (RAW) images and convert them to other formats. For editing movies and creating multi-media projects, ViewNX-Movie Editor software (included with ViewNX-i) can be used.
Supported Operating Systems: ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D software are compatible with the following operating systems:
- Windows: Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise), Windows 8.1 (including Pro and Enterprise), and Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium Service Pack 1, Professional SP1, Enterprise SP1, and Ultimate SP1)
- Macintosh: macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS High Sierra version 10.13, and macOS Sierra version 10.12