Nikon Unveils COOLPIX B600 & COOLPIX A1000 Compact Cameras

Nikon has revealed two new compact digital camera models under its COOLPIX series. The collection includes the COOLPIX B600 and the COOLPIX A1000.


The COOLPIX B600 features a backside illumination CMOS sensor and EXPEED high-performance image-processing engine, offering an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels and support for a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. Likewise, the camera uses a 60x optical zoom NIKKOR lens covering a wide-angle to super-telephoto range between 24 mm and 1440 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm format).

In addition, the device also includes 19 scene modes and a Creative mode with 36 different effects. And when it comes to video recording, the camera is capable of 1080/60i (50i) and 1080/30p Full HD movie capture with stereo sound.

Meanwhile, the COOLPIX A1000 also features a backside illumination CMOS sensor, an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels, and a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. In addition, the camera incorporates a 35x optical zoom with wide-angle to super-telephoto range of 24 mm to 840 mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm format).

Likewise, this model includes a 1166k-dot equivalent electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor, along with a 3-inch 1036k-dot tilting TFT LCD monitor with a touch screen. RAW recording is also supported and the device is capable of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video capture. Finally, the camera features an Active D-Lighting option for movie recording in order to help maintain highlight and shadow details in high contrast scenes.

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US pricing and availability for the Nikon COOLPIX B600 and COOLPIX A1000 have not been announced yet.

Source: Nikon 1, Nikon 2