Nikon seems to be having a great year. Continuing to build on the momentum from 2018, Nikon announced these two screamers - the Coolpix A6000 and Coolpix B600 power zooms.
Nikon has been grabbing plenty of headlines since the start of this year and it looks like they aren’t going to slow down any time soon. First the Nikon Z6, then their S series lenses, and now with these two pocket friendly super-zoom cameras it seems like Nikon is out to make up for the lost miles.
Most of the marketing campaigns around these two compact zooms is that they’re more reliable than smartphones, often going where they cannot go.
Nikon Coolpix A6000 (Estimated Price: US$480)
Range: 24mm eqv - 840mm eqv (35x zoom)
Min. focus distance: up to 1 cm at widest fov
16MP 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor
Low Light: Up to 6400 ISO
NRW (Nikon RAW)
1.166 dot Electronic Viewfinder
Tilting LCD for Self shooting
4K Ultra HD Video
Hybrid VR image stabilization
Considering the specs alone, it looks like Nikon is going all out. The Hybrid VR stabilization system + 4k movie + raw images + amazing macro capacity and a 35x zoom will amateurs the edge in both photo and video. Nikon has managed some real killers in this category, their recent flagship offering - the Nikon Coolpix P1000 being a real success. We certainly have taken a shine to these pocket zooms.
Nikon Coolpix B600 (Estimate Price: US$330)
Focal length: 24mm - 1440mm eq
16MP 1/2.3 Backside Illuminated CMOS Sensor
Min Focus: 1 cm at widest focal length
3 Stops of Vibration Reduction
4-Axis VR Stabilization for Video
FHD (1920x1080) at 60i or 30p
Our pick would certainly be the Coolpix A1000. It may not have the amount of zoom the B600 does but that 4K video with the Hybrid IS from Nikon seems too good to pass up.
Both Nikon power zoom models should retail by March and will be available in black color as seen in the images above. We don’t know what the Nikon A1000 and Nikon B600 price in India would be like, but one can make an educated guess around the estimated price.
Much more is said to be announced at CP+ 2019 at Yokohama, so stay tuned for more.