the Performance series (P) of Coolpix cameras isn't designed to replace either the mirrorless cameras (with the ability to shoot still image while video taping# NOR THE DSLR cameras with a full line of accessories and high performance abilities.
This camera follows a nice history of performance compact cameras with built-in lens - - now at super range! A DSLR with lens to allow close to such focal lengths, would cost far beyond $500 - - but would also sport larger sensor and more of the precious glass which adds clarity and weight as well as $$.
This P600 is ideal for the serious photographer or family shooter on the go: When your phone or small camera isn't allowing quite enough zoom: this is your answer! This category of super zoom began at 10x, 18x and has now jumped from 42x to 60x... boasting optical zoom: the 35mm equivalent of 24x wide and 1440x telephoto! #with additional digital zoom included just shy of 2000!)
The Nikon 1 V3 bridges the Coolpix smaller package and the versatility of the DSLR systems.
Nice job Nikon!
With small cameras with built in flash and built-in lens,there are limitations - - still tremendous reasons for moving to Nikon 1 or DSLR with optional lenses, external flash shoe and optional vertical grip, flashes, filters, tele-converters and more... D3300, D5300, D7100, D610, D800, D4, and the D3x!
...each packed with features and enough limitations to call us to the next level of camera!
YET, to my knowledge, only the Nikon 1 with the mirrorless system allows shooting stills and video at same time. Does anyone know any different?
Mar 17, 2014 by
Albany, GA, USA
Albany, GA, USA
Favorite Subject: Family & Friends
Nikon Family: 21+ years
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Role: Serious passion, hobbyist