As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix P600 is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, travel zooms, boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and waterproofs. The Nikon Coolpix P600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900 and the Coolpix P500) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the PowerShot G16)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other super zoom competitors the Nikon P600 slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 600 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($699.99 vs $458.00).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the P600)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a GPS
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the P600)

  • Larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Heavier: 899 g vs 565 g

common strengths of the P900 and P600

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
3 years older
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the P600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 330 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P500 and P600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 565 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 4.2"

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and P600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 565 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4.2"

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
1 year newer
$730

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the P600)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the P610 and P600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 565 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 4.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
3 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the P600)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and P600

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the P600)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the P600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and P600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 565 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 4.2"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P600 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (60x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (february 2014 vs september 2010).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), is slightly larger (professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs mid size (109×76×40 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (4.2" vs 1.6").

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
5 months older
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and P600

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and P600

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P600 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2014 vs may 2010).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
2 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the P600)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the P600)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and P600

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the P600)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the P600)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the A6000 and P600

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $699.99
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3
3 years older
$398 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-3 (vs the P600)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much smaller: Compact (117×62×33 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3 (vs the P600)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-3 and P600

  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $699.99

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (60x vs 12x), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 250 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs super compact (99×57×19 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (4.2" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (565 g vs 141 g).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the P600)

  • Smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.2"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the P600)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and P600

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
similar age
$470

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the P600)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Smaller: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the P600)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S9700 and P600

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
9 months older
$445

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the P600)

  • Has a GPS
  • Smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the P600)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and P600

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix T550

Fujifilm FinePix T550
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T550 (vs the P600)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×57×19 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 4.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 141 g vs 565 g

Significant disadvantages of the T550 (vs the P600)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the T550 and P600

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P600 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (60x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 1.9 fps), has a significantly longer battery life (330 shots vs 250 shots) and is newer (february 2014 vs january 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm), is thicker (4.2" vs 2.6") and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
2 years older
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the P600)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Professional size (125×85×107 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.2"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the P600)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 60x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shoots significantly slower: 1.9 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the G1X and P600

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 60x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
3 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and P600

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and P600

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and P600

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P600 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has way more more zoom (60x vs 5x), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a significantly longer battery life (330 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 8 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs ultra compact (96×58×16 mm)) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year newer
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and P600

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and P600

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX200V (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX200V (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX200V and P600

  • None found

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the P600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the P600)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and P600

  • None found