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Nikon Coolpix S600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the lens and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the battery, while the flash and viewfinder get negative comments.

performance, portability, usability, design, lens

shutter, viewfinder, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nikon CoolPix S600


Has Nikon hit the winning formula with this high-spec ultra-compact?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Nikon Coolpix S600 digital camera


The S600 wears its "Style" moniker well with a metal body and a good set of easy-to-use point and shoot features that include that fast start-up time, advanced functions such as auto ISO mode and high ISO capability (up to ISO 3200) and excellent...

Build and styling, image quality, easy to use, screen, responsive

No manual controls or overrides, underpowered flash, it might start quickly but you still can’t shoot for a couple of seconds

The Nikon Coolpix S600’s lightening fast start-up belies an average (overall) performance elsewhere in the camera, so it is a bit of a mixed bag. And yet, the decent design and build and good image quality might just sway it for you.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Nikon Coolpix S600 review


The 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S600 features a 4x optical zoom, Vibration Reduction and advanced Face Detection technology.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : David Fearon (

Nikon Coolpix S600


One of Nikon's higher-end compacts, the S600 isn't lacking in specifications. It's got every feature you could wish for.

But while the specifications are bang on the money, the S600 doesn’t feel as expensive as it should. Even though the casing is metal it still manages to feel a bit insubstantial and cheap. The menu scroll wheel on the back is a bit loose and wobbly and...

Aug, 2008

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Nikon Coolpix S600


The Nikon Coolpix S600 is a 10 megapixel digital camera with a 4x, wide angle zoom lens. It has impressive start up and shutter delay times. The Coolpix S600 is small enough to fit in a pocket and like other Nikon cameras it is easy to use

Ease of use - wide angle lens - shutter lag times - camera start up time

Picture quality

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.

Jul, 2008

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Nikon Coolpix S600


The S600 offers some nice features in a sharp body such as 3cm macro and 28mm wide angle lens.

Good build; Nice design; Great macro performance; Good colour rendition

Don't like the plastic lens cover leaves

Jun, 2008

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Nikon Coolpix S600 Review


The LCD is large at 2.7 in. with a high 230,000 pixels resolution and a wide viewing angle. Movie mode is 640x480 pixels 30fps, with sound.

Mar, 2008

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Nikon COOLPIX S600


Unfortunately this camera has now been discontinued. Here at, we take camera reviews very seriously and will never assign a score to a camera we have not tested ourselves. For reviews of similar cameras, please click here.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Nikon CoolPix S600


Sitting towards the top of the Nikon compact camera range, the CoolPix S600 is equipped with a variety of features and settings that should appeal to ...

Optical image stabilisation, fairly good image quality, fast startup time

Some purple fringing issues

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.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Nicole Price Fasig (

Nikon Coolpix S600


The Nikon Coolpix S600 is a capable and speedy basic point-and-shooter, but at $300, it should offer more than a bare-bones feature set and so-so performance.

Slim body. Lightning-fast boot-up time. Variety of useful in-camera editing options.

Expensive. Limited feature set. Long lag time between shots. Daylight shots slightly muted. Significant barrel distortion. Mediocre face-detection performance.

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