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Nikon Announces New Compact COOLPIX P600
Rounik Sethi on Fri, February 14th 0 comments
Nikon's new COOLPIX camera, P600, offering 60x optical zoom. It is also equipped with a 1/1.7-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor and a fast lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. Here's more info.

February 7, 2014 – TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the new COOLPIX P600. The COOLPIX P series is a line of multi-functional, high-performance compact digital cameras that enable full-scale photography.

The P600 is a compact model equipped with high zoom-ratio lenses that support capture of a wide variety of scenes with a single camera. Despite being equipped with a 60x (up to 120x*1 with Dynamic Fine Zoom) optical zoom NIKKOR lens offering the highest zoom ratio in COOLPIX history with coverage of a broad range of angles of view, from the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1440mm (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format), the P600 is very compact. 

The NIKKOR lens built into the P600 is also the first COOLPIX lens for which a super ED lens element has been adopted for superior image quality. The P530 is equipped with a 42x (up to 84x*1 with Dynamic Fine Zoom) optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of angles of view from wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1000mm (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format), and a high-resolution, 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. New scene modes, Moon and Bird-watching, have been added to both of these models, allowing users to easily enjoy super-telephoto photography. 

In addition, these cameras are equipped with a high-performance lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function that offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5-stops*2 faster and an Active option for effective reduction of blur caused by camera shake with recording of still images and movies. Offering faster AF and a shorter shooting time lag, these cameras ensure capture of the desired moment with quick and nimble focusing. 

In addition, the P600 offers built-in Wi-Fi® that can be used to easily transfer photos to a smart device for sharing with others*3. This allows users to enjoy connecting with others through their photos after they are taken.

  1. • At the maximum image size.
  2. • Measured at approximately 350mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format) in accordance with CIPA standards.
  3. • The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device's app store), and Wi-Fi® connection settings must be applied before image transfer is possible.

P600 Primary Features

1. A high-performance, 60x (up to approximately 120x* with Dynamic Fine Zoom) optical zoom NIKKOR lens offering the highest zoom ratio in COOLPIX history and covering the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1440mm range of angles of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format)

The 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens built into the P600 offers an ultra-high zoom ratio that covers the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 1440mm range of angles of view (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm [135] format). In addition, it is equipped with Dynamic Fine Zoom, which enables 120x* zoom with which resolution is preserved in the digital zoom range, and also supports macro photography as close as 1 cm to the lens. This model supports capture of a wide variety of scenes, from super-telephoto to wide-angle and macro photography.

What's more, two new scene modes—Moon and Bird-watching—have been added. By simply selecting one of these scene modes, the camera automatically focuses and applies optimal shooting settings, including shutter speed and aperture, allowing users to easily enjoy super-telephoto photography of scenes such as the moon and wild birds with hand-held shooting.

2. A high-performance lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function with Active mode for advanced compensation for camera shake

Photos captured with high-power zoom applied are often blurred by camera shake. The P600, however, is equipped with a high-performance lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function that offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5-stops* faster, enabling worry-free shooting even with super-telephoto photography. In addition, Active mode effectively reduces the effects of greater camera shake and makes framing images easier for sharp, clear still images and movies, whether photographing landscapes from a moving vehicle or recording movies while walking.

3. Superior image quality with adoption of a super ED lens element, a first for COOLPIX cameras

For the first time ever, a super ED lens element has been adopted for a lens built into a COOLPIX camera. Super ED lens elements have long been used in Nikon digital SLR cameras. A single super ED lens element enables superior aberration correction performance for images exhibiting excellent resolution, even when captured at high zoom ratios. In addition, adoption of a super ED lens element helps to keep the camera body compact as superior image-formation performance can be achieved, even with high-power zoom, without increasing the size of the lens barrel.

4. 3-in., approximately 921k-dot (RGBW) vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle, and enjoyable operation

The P600 is equipped with a 3-inch, high-resolution approximately 921k-dot RGBW vari-angle TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. Adoption of a vari-angle monitor enables flexible shooting from any angle, whether low or high. The camera is also equipped with 0.2-inch, approximately 201k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) that can be used to frame images with shooting. In addition, the P600 offers a number of features that make full-scale photography more enjoyable, including an Fn (function) button to which a frequently used shooting setting, such as Image Quality, Image Size, White Balance, ISO Sensitivity, or AF Area Mode, can be assigned, as well as a side zoom control for zooming in and out with less camera shake (the side zoom control can also be used to focus manually).

5. Built-in Wi-Fi® that makes connecting with others enjoyable with simple connection to smart devices

The built-in Wi-Fi® function can be used to transfer photos* to a smart device over a wireless connection as soon as they are taken. Photos taken with this digital camera can be easily shared with family and friends, or uploaded to blogs or social networking service (SNS) sites. In addition, the display on a smartphone, tablet, or other smart device can be used to frame images and control shooting remotely. This is very convenient when taking group photos and the like in which the user is included. With remote shooting, the self-timer, zoom, and shooting information are also displayed on the smart device screen.

*The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device's app store), and Wi-Fi® connection settings must be applied before image transfer is possible.

6. Fast charging using the Charging AC Adapter EH-71P/EH-71PCH and USB Cable UC-E21

Charging time can be significantly reduced with high-speed charging using the Charging AC Adapter EH-71P/EH-71PCH. Shooting and playback operations can also be performed while the battery is charging.

Web: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/p/p600/

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