Nikon Coolpix P600 review

Market leading zoom range in a mini-DSLR shaped body

Nikon P600
The P600 looks like a little SLR

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Nikon Coolpix P600 with the Nikon P520, Sony HX400v and Panasonic FZ72.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Signal to noise

In terms of signal to noise ratio, the P600 doesn't fare particularly well, coming bottom at almost every sensitivity from ISO 200 onwards. It is also beaten by the P520, the camera's predecessor. This could be indicative of an increase in detail resolution at the expense of introducing noise though. It is the Sony HX400V which is perhaps the best performer, especially at the higher end of the sensitivity scale.

JPEG dynamic range

dynamic range

In terms of dynamic range, as we might expect, the P600 is very similar to its predecessor, the P520, matching it pretty closely across the sensitivity range. it is beaten at every sensitivity by the Panasonic FZ72 however.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.