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Nikon Coolpix S600 Samples

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

The crops below show the performance of the Nikon Coolpix S600 next to the same ISO for the Fujifilm Finepix F100fd
Fujifilm Finepix F100fd
. These cameras have a large sensitivity range, starting at ISO 100 and going up to ISO 3200 for the S600 and up to ISO 12800 for the F100. This required a scene with very low-lighting which made taking the shots an exercise in tricking the cameras. The S600 behaved best in Auto mode where it slightly under-exposed the ISO 100 because the minimum shutter-speed it selects is 1s. The F100fd has a minimum shutter-speed of 1/4s in Auto mode (Called Manual on the F100fd) which causes severe under-exposure for the ISO 200 shot. Since all slow-shutter modes lock the ISO at 100, we got a bright ISO 100 shot in Night scene-mode.

All crops below are 100% from their respective camera taken at the highest image quality setting available. Besides the scene-mode used for the Fuiji's ISO 100 shot, all other settings were left on automatic or on their default values. These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print becomes unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Nikon Coolpix S600 Fuji Finepix F100fd
Nikon S600 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji F100 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100 (Night scene-mode)
Nikon S600 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Fuji F100 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200 (Underexposed)
Nikon S600 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji F100 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Nikon S600 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji F100 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Nikon S600 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji F100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Nikon S600 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji F100 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200

Here the Fuji Finepix F100fd consistently shows superior image quality than the Nikon Coolpix S600. On the S600 we can see noise starting at the ISO 100 shot and both cameras lose details as ISO increases. The F100's head start is all it takes to keep it ahead at all ISO settings. One thing to note is that the S600's noise reduction destroys image colors and produces a less saturated image as ISO increases.

Nikon Coolpix S600
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By Neocamera on 2008-06-01

Nikon S600 Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 100-3200
4X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/1500-4s
Built-in StabilizationCustom white-balance
1.1 FPS Drive, 10 ImagesSpot-Metering
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital High Capacity
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