Nikon Coolpix P600 and P530 superzooms ship this month for $450-plus

Zach Honig
Z. Honig|02.07.14

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Nikon Coolpix P600 and P530 superzooms ship this month for $450-plus

If you recently came upon a Coolpix P520 under the Christmas tree, prepare to be mildly disappointed. That superzoom just reached early retirement, with today's P530 introduction. 2014's refresh brings along a similar f/3-5.9, 24-1,000mm (42x) optically stabilized zoom lens, a new 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 1080/30p and 60i video capture, a 3-inch fixed LCD and a built-in EVF. It also comes along with full manual control, including a dedicated mode dial. There's WiFi connectivity via the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter ($50), but with a $450 price tag, there's really no excuse for it not to be included (and embedded, for that matter).

You do, however, get built-in WiFi with the Coolpix P600, which is available for just 50 bucks more. It's also a bit more capable on the imaging front, with an f/3.3-5.6, 24-1,440mm (60x) optical zoom lens (equipped with an ED glass element), lens-shift image stabilization, a 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 3-inch, 921k-dot tilt-and-swivel RGBW LCD. Like the P530, the P600 supports 1080/30p and 60i video capture and comes along with full manual control, with a dedicated mode dial as well. Both cameras also ship with a few new shooting modes, including Moon Mode, Bird Mode and a multiple-exposure option that merges up to three separate images. Both should be available later this month, with the P600 shipping in black and red for $500 and the P530 available in black for $450.

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