Nikon Coolpix S600

Last update (17 November’08):
- Review by GearDiary
- Latest Price Info: Buy this camera and save 34%

The Nikon Coolpix S600 is a 10.0 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm), Optical VR image stabilization, D-Lighting, ISO 100-3200, and a 2.7″ LCD Screen. The camera weighs only at 4.6 oz. (130g) and it measures 2.1″x3.5″x0.9″ (53mm x 88.5mm x 22.5mm). (Nikon Coolpix S600 Brochure)

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info (Discount: 34%)


Nikon Coolpix S600 Reviews

GearDiary reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
I was extremely impressed by the size and design of this camera. When they say that it has the fastest startup time of any camera, they really mean it… if you are just looking for something which you can toss in your pocket and take to Little League or soccer games, then this is an extremely nice option.”
Rating: N/A

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“Overall, the Nikon Coolpix S600 is an okay performer. It captures good-looking images under a variety of conditions, indoors or out, with good results from its post-capture image correction tools as well..”
Rating: N/A

PCMaq reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“If I had to pick the best thing about the S600, I would point to its quick start-up time. In the lab, I measured its average boot-up speed at a mere 1 second, almost unheard of among the point-and-shoot cameras we’ve tested. ”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“I was able to take a photo within 0.22 seconds. This is a fast time. Five photos took 10.18 seconds. .. Despite a number of good points such as start up time, ease of use and shutter lag times I felt this camera did not hit the spot when it came to picture quality..”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“Performance wise, we are back to the fast start-up claims made by Nikon. While it’s true the start-up is very fast, a problem is that the shutter button remains locked for around 2 seconds after the screen comes to life and the lens moves out ready to shoot.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhtozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The image doesn’t really start to break down until ISO400.. If you have a couple of hundred quid to spend on a compact and you want a good looking unit with decent features and a good brand name, then give this a try.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

NeoCamera reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“Overall, this ultra-compact delivers a performance which is good on image quality but behind in terms of speed. Good sharpness and a fine noise pattern deliver quite usable images up to ISO 800. Beyond that, noise and noise-reduction destroys colors and details.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The bottom line: A good, though not outstanding, compact camera, the Nikon Coolpix S600 is hindered by some shortcomings in its performance and operation.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET.au reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix S600 is one of the fastest cameras we’ve tested, and it doesn’t compromise on features or image quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The 4x zoom lens performs brilliantly, with good edge-to-edge sharpness that only falls off in the extreme corners of the frame at wide angle. There is visible barrel distortion at wide angle, but it isn’t too severe, and there is no trace of pincushion distortion at the other end of the zoom range.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

InfoSync reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
Pros: Good image quality. Good macro. VR lens provides excellent stabilization. Fastest boot-up speed in class. Cons: Very high price. Image quality subpar compared to similarly expensive 8-megapixel cameras. Thick body.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
Pros: 28mm wide angle lens, Good color fidelity and image quality, Good ISO performance, Optical VR. Cons: Disappointing shutter lag, Quick start up time nullified by wait for shutter to become active.”
Rating: N/A

About.com reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The image quality and clarity from this camera are nothing short of impressive for a point-and-shoot. Images have very little noise, which is perhaps thanks to the camera’s image stabilization features.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET.asia reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The good: Quick startup time; small stylish metal body. The bad: Unable to return to shooting mode with half-press on shutter button. The bottom line: The S600 is one of the fastest cameras we’ve tested, and it doesn’t compromise on features or image quality. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“A solid compact camera from Nikon, if you have a bit of money to spend the S600 offers a few nice features such as vibration reduction and in-camera red-eye correction on top of some fairly good 10 megapixel images. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photoxels reviews the Nikon Coolpix S600 and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix S600 is an attractive and easy-to-use point-and-shoot digital camera. Careful attention to design and intuitive operation make the Coolpix S600 a fun digital camera to use. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆


Nikon Coolpix S600 Samples

- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ InfoSync
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ CNET.asia
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ DCR
- Nikon Coolpix S600 Sample Photos @ Photoxels


Nikon Coolpix S600 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix S600 Press Release

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S600, a stylish new camera that combines swift start-up time, advanced functions and outstanding photographic performance into the world’s most compact body*. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX S600 offers the added pleasure of sophisticated design.

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