Nikon Coolpix S600 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom with Vibration Reduction (Slate Black)
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Product Description

4x Wide Angle Optical Zoom / 2.7" Wide LCD / ISO to 3200 / Image Stabilization / SD SDHC Memory Card Support / ElectronicFlash 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating Active Child mode for automatic tracking and focusing on a subject Pastel mode for soft, impressionistic images Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations for high performance - Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting 45MB Internal Memory / Accepts SD or SDHC Memory Cards - 1GB advised for practical use Vibration Reduction (VR) Optical lens shift VR Hi-Speed USB Scene Modes - Active Child, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist Auto, Manual, Macro Focus modes Power sources - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62D (optional) Battery life - Approx. 190 shots with EN-EL10 battery (based on CIPA standard) Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) 88.5 x 53 x 22.5 mm (3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.) excluding projections; Weight 130 g (4.6 oz.) without battery and SD memory card Supplied Accessories - USB Cable UC-E6, Audio and Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP18, Rechargeable Battery EN-EL10, Battery Charger MH-63, Software Suite for COOLPIX (Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.)

Features:
  • 10-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 4x wide-angle optical zoom; vibration reduction
  • 2.7-inch wide-angle LCD screen
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix; enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
  • Capture images to SD memory card (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Even Better Than Expected
    I bought this camera to upgrade from a 5 megapixel Kodak, and I was pleased as soon as I opened the box. The pictures are sharp and clear, and the camera comes with tons of different functions that are more than just fancy titles. The Night Landscape function was particularly impressive; a steady hand or, even better, a tripod will take awesome pictures of low light scenes. Battery life is decent, but a spare wouldn't be a bad idea. The camera is nice for its compact size and large screen. The only thing that bothers me about the camera is the optical zoom. My last camera had a 10x optical, so it was a little disappointing to go down to a 4x, but that's pretty standard for your average digital point-and-shoot. I'm very pleased with this product....more info
  • Nikon CoolPix S600 Digital Camera
    This is a great little camera. I especially like the fact that it takes good pictures in low light when you can't use a flash. ...more info
  • Handle with Care!
    I know cameras aren't made to be dropped, but this one REALLY doesn't do well for klutzy people. I dropped it maybe 3 times before it broke. The cover to the zoom stopped closing after a month or so, then it stopped moving in and out altogether after that final drop. The image quality wasn't that great either. Get an Olympus, they're more durable and take better photos! I know they're more expensive, but not if you have to keep replacing this flimsy thing! ...more info
  • Couldn't ask for better
    I'm a beginning photography student. I have many camera's but this Nikon Coolpix S600 (10MP)has EVERYTHING a person could want. Very user friendly and all the modes that I was looking for in a camera. It shoots in Standard Color, Vivid Color, Sepia, B&W, Cyanotype and Pastel but it also has all the standard shooting modes we've gotten used to having. There's much I still have to learn but it's been lots of fun doing it with this camera....more info
  • fast and easy
    The camera is a great, simple point and shoot. The menus take a little intuition to navigate, but are usually straightforward and easy.

    My favorite feature and the reason for buying this camera is its super FAST STARTUP. You push the power button and BAM- your camera is ready to shoot! No more missing that funny moment waiting for your camera to warm up and get ready for you. I like instant gratification, and this camera gave it to me. ...more info
  • Perfect with flash!
    Before this camera I always used Canon and get very used to Canon's applications and style. This time I wanted to try new thing and everybody suggested Nikon. This one little bit slower than Canon SD 850 but it has perfect color control with flash where Canon doesnt have! It very small and easy to use. I like it but if I need to buy again I will prefer Canon instead....more info
  • Great camera for the price
    I bought this camera because I travel a lot, mostly to sporting events. This camera is perfect for me because of it's size. I can just put in my pocket and not have to worry. The day after I bought it I went to a NASCAR event and snapped over 200 pics. All came out perfectly. My wife likes it because she can carry it with her and have it handy to take pics of our 1 year old. I highly recommend this camera to someone who can appreciate the covenience and quality....more info
  • A lot of problems
    Purchase around Mother's Day.

    I decided to purchase the Nikon since I have a D50.

    To summarize the problems:

    Couple weeks after purchase the shutter would not close and the camera would not shut down without taking the battery out. The camera was in repair ( Best Buy) for a month.

    Right after I got it back it would not read ANY memory card without taking the card in and out several times or at all. Plus the camera would not shut down again without taking the battery out.

    Went back to Best Buy . Had the camera services for the memory card reader error and the shut down. The camera was in service for a month again. Just received the camera back yesterday and again the camera has a problem reading the memory card. So far it is shutting down.



    Best Buy's policy is to bring the camera in 4 times before it is considered a lemon. No matter if it is the same problem. I am taking it back to Best Buy today.


    Stay away from this camera. The pictures are not nice. My brother purchased a Cannon and it takes a lot better pictures and he has no problem with it.


    Hope it helps.
    ...more info
  • Reviews were true
    I read the reviews for both S600 & S700 and chose 600 over 700 as that had better reviews and it's true. The main reason I got it was for its 4x Wide angle zoom and its at night capability. It's an excellent camera if you want to upgrade your existing digital camera for a reasonable price....more info
  • Simply great value
    My wife wanted a small (actually very small) camera she can put in her pursue. After a brief research i felt this Nikon will do the job. And it does. To the point I want to use it even more then my own trustee Canon. It's great for people who are not into fidling with every shot but would like to get great picture nevertheless. Then this camera is for you....more info
  • Excellent pocket-sized camera you can take with you everyday!
    There are so many things that I like about this camera:
    -small size. I didn't realize that it's smaller than the Sony W series of which I have owned a few. The Sony's are great, but the NIkon S600 is better if you want the smallest form factor with the best image quality. I also owned the Sony T200 and now I realized that Sony calling it ultra-slim is quite a joke since it really is bigger than the Nikon S cameras.
    -Great image quality. I love the quality of the photos this little camera takes. I love vivid colors and I use the vivid settings all the time, and it gives me the right amount of color saturation and contrast to make my pics pop! The sharpness is also excellent.
    -Great lens. The wide angle lens in this camera has excellent sharpness, consistently sharp from edge to edge, something you would expect from Nikon.
    -Fast startup and autofocus times. I think this is as good as most other cameras, if not better.

    There are some minor annoyances. The video, while quite excellent, loses sound a second before the video ends. This was true of the Nikon S510 which I formerly owned. I was hoping Nikon would have fixed it by now. I also wished you can go from viewing images to taking photos by half-pressing the shutter button like in other cameras like Sony and Canon, but no such luck. You have to press the play button to go from view mode to shooting mode.

    While other brands give you more options for image parameters especially in the canons, bottom line for me is the excellent image quality and fast startup and autofocus performance of this camera. If you want the smallest form factor with the best image quality, then the Nikon Coolpix S600 is it!...more info
  • Impressive little point and shoot
    This camera offers great bang for the buck. The shots you can take with it are absolutely fine - my wife is a pro photographer and loves this thing. You can carry it anywhere, take great photos, and then print them up nice and big without losing any quality.

    If you are in the market for a relatively inexpensive point and shoot you should definitely add this camera to you list. I highly doubt you will be disappointed....more info
  • Nikon S600
    MADE IN CHINA! Fast start up, but SLOW shutter. Small size, very pocketable. I have a Canon 790 IS, 3 inch lcd, out performs this S600 by leaps in all respects, and is made in Japan. Also, the S600 battery charger is cheapo corded unit, most up to date chargers are directly pluggable to hang on an outlet.
    UPDATE: 8/19/08: No problems, battery life is reasonable. Really like the way the S600 crops, best yet! Simply select pic, zoom to larger size, select area to crop, press select button. VOILA! It re-records. This is one of the reasons that a high mega pixel camera is at an advantage. Wish that AMZ would stock the EN-EL10 battery as a "free ship" item, "Sellers" want S&H that is a 'lil steep. So far no regrets on buying this camera, would reccomend it as a nice P&S for the price on AMZ. ...more info
  • Fairly good product
    Fairly good product for the price.

    Pros: Super fast start up. Intuitive interface. Beautiful outlook.

    Cons: not so good auto white balance (but manual works well). Noisy at high ISO (but 200 is fairly good).

    Bottom line: nice point-and-shoot small, handy camera. Recommended for shooting daily family photos....more info
  • Disappointing Nikon
    Got this camera for the wide angle lens, Nikon name and small size only to be sorely disappointed. The pictures are great, don't get me wrong, and I agree with the other reviews. However, as you can see there are one or two people who rate this camera very negatively. They are right, and I suspect that others who would rank this Nikon very low are just not bothering to write. If your fingers are just the right size I bet you'd find the scroll wheel very handy to navigate all the features. I just find it a clumsy solution to what Panasonic has done so much better. It's difficult to switch modes as you have to use the wheel to identify on the display screen if you want portrait, bright sunlight, no flash etc. You might say that the camera takes care of most of these functions automatically and to a degree you'd be right. Except of course for those situations that you would need this otherwise fast start up camera to listen quickly to what you would want it to do! And here's the other thing: shutter lag. For its extremely fast startup, the S600 is just painfully slow in between shots, something I thought I could live with but that in practice is annoying to say the least. My last gripe is about the battery. If I don't use a camera for a few days I don't expect the battery to drain by itself. That's right, I have taken perhaps 15 pictures, most in broad daylight, then didn't use the camera for about 5 days and the battery was dead, empty, non-responsive. After a recharge the camera came back to life but how do you like that? Back to Panasonic for the wide angle lens. Nikon, shame on you....more info