Nikon S600 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix S600 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: S600
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $299.95
Street Price: $179.00
Date Available: 2008-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.3 oz (149 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9 in.
(89 x 53 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.68 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format:
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Nikkor lens, 7 elements in 6 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (wide) / f/5.8 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Auto (9-area automatic selection), Manual (99-area manual selection)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (100 - 800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; (high sensitivity mode: 100-2000)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset
Shutter Speed Range: 1 - 1/1500
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 224 segment matrix, center-weighted
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure 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
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync.
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: 0.5m/1.6ft to 6.5m/21.3ft (W), 0.5m/1.6ft to 3.0m/9.8ft (T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.080
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 2.010
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.240
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 10
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.380
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.480
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.670
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.188
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.380
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.000
Shutdown Time: 1.200
Play -> Record Time: 1.100
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.900
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 2,125.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary EN-EL10
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary EN-EL10 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 190
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista; Mac OS X 10.39+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Vibration Reduction (VR), Face Detection, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting.

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