Nikon Coolpix B600 Review

Nikon B600
Overall Rating
Based on 6 expert reviews

The Nikon Coolpix B600 is not a particularly "sexy" camera but it gets the job done. That's the feeling of reviewers of this no-frills Nikon with a 60x (24-1440mm equivalent) built-in lens. Yes, that superzoom lens is quite versatile, but its image quality degrades the further you zoom out. It should, however, be fine for vacation photos and the B600's relatively compact size means it's easy to travel with. It's also easy to use and comes with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth for wirelessly sharing your snaps. That's about it though for extras on the B600. There's no 4K video (only HD), the rear LCD is fixed (no tilting or side-swiveling) and there's no electronic viewfinder. It also lacks manual modes and you can't shoot Raw images. Image quality was decent though the 16.1MP B600 uses a small 1/2.3-inch sensor, so low light/high ISO performance was mediocre. It's also a pretty sluggish camera to use overall. At just $300 though, it's hard to complain about the Nikon B600's price.

+ Versatile 60x (24-1440mm equivalent) built-in lens
+ Easy to use
+ Relatively compact
+ WiFi and Bluetooth
+ Affordable price
- No 4K video (only 1080p HD)
- Lens quality degrades at full zoom
- Sluggish performance
- Lacks manual modes and Raw image shooting
- Fixed rear screen
- No electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Full Model Name
Nikon Coolpix B600
Camera Type
Superzoom Camera
Sensor Size
1/2.3-inch sensor
Kit Lens
60x (24-1440mm equivalent) built-in superzoom lens
Frame Rate
7.7 frames per second
1080p HD
Optical Image Stabilization
ISO Range
ISO 125-6400
Built-in Flash
Yes, pop-up flash
Rear Screen
3-inch fixed LCD screen
Card Slots
Single SD slot
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
4.8 x 3.2 x 3.9 inches
17.6 ounces
Top Reviews

"The Nikon Coolpix B600 promises a ton of zoom for not a lot of money, but at the cost of useful features that are worth spending a bit more for." - PCMag, read the full review here.


"A long zoom and low price can't save the Coolpix B600." - Digital Trends, read the full review here.


"Thousands of photographers have discovered the joy of using a superzoom semi-compact point-and-shoot. The extra, extra long zoom is one big reason why. And in the case of the Nikon Coolpix B600, the 24-1400mm zoom is extraordinarily sharp and very well stabilized. I shot tack-sharp images at full-to-the-wall 1440mm handheld and the results are exceptional. Using this camera for an extended period made me realize that although the long zoom may be the major attraction, this simple little camera could easily be used as an EDC (Everyday Carry). Considering the super-close Macro and true wideangle 24mm, it’s ready for most situations the average person is likely to encounter. And it consistently delivered high quality results." - Shutterbug, read the full review here.


"The B600 fills a niche for novice shooters who want stonking super-zoom capability combined with simple hassle-free operation and great connectivity at a reasonable price. Recommended." - Cameralabs, read the full review here.


"[It's] hard to recommend the new Nikon Coolpix B600 - it's still an easy to use camera with a big zoom, but so was the previous B500 which had more features and a cheaper price tag." - Photography Blog, read the full review here.


"The Nikon Coolpix B600 offers a 60x optical zoom lens in a relatively compact camera body, with easy to use controls, and good handling, but with just a 3-inch screen on the back, and no electronic viewfinder, or tilting screen, it doesn't offer the same level of features as the competition. This coupled with a fairly high price make it difficult to recommend. If the price were to drop then it could be worth looking at, as color reproduction is good." - ePHOTOzine, read the full review here.

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