Nikon Coolpix B600 is bridge to big zoom photography

Nikon B600

As well as launching the Coolpix A1000 earlier today, Nikon has also unveiled the B600 – a new addition to its range of bridge cameras.

The 16-megapixel B600 offers a big 60x optical zoom lens, with an effective focal length of 24–1440mm. That's enough telephoto power for serious close-ups of the blood moon this weekend for instance - or for shots of distant birds. As is the style with bridge cameras, there is a chunky grip to keep things steady – but at the far end of the zoom range you will need some extra support from a tripod, say.

Nikon Coolpix B600

Nikon Coolpix B600

The camera offers Full HD video recording via a dedicated movie button, but does not offer 4K video, and is limited to 30fps.

There is  3 inch, 921k-dot LCD monitor with adjustable brightness and an anti-reflective coating.

There is Snapbridge support, allowing you to connect the camera to your Android or Apple phone or tablet using the free Nikon app.

Nikon B600 - 60x optical zoom

Nikon B600 - 60x optical zoom

The Coolpix B600 slots in between the B500 and B700 in the budget Nikon bridge camera range. It offers a wider zoom range than the B500, but has fewer megapixels than the B700. There is also a premium range of Nikon bridge cameras – currently comprising of the P900 and P1000.

The Coolpix B600 is to go on sale in February with a recommended price of £329 / €379.

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