Nikon Coolpix B600 Discontinued After Less Than a Year on the Market

Nikon Coolpix B600 Discontinued After Less Than a Year on the Market

Nikon has announced that the Coolpix B600 will be discontinued less than a year after it was released, but it's not the only casualty in the Nikon line-up.

The decision to discontinue the product came due to parts shortages. The Coolpix B600 was announced on December 23, 2020, but there is now thought to be an “uncertain future parts supply,” as announced on the Nikon Japan website. The manufacturer has also suspended orders on other camera accessories due to “delays in parts supply.”

There is currently a global parts and components shortage, which has seen Nikon and other camera manufacturers struggle to meet production demands. The Coolpix B600 was one of the entry-level bridge cameras that Nikon produced and will no longer be available to order, as has been the case since August 26.

The statement on the Nikon Japan website reads:

Thank you for your continued patronage of Nikon products.

We are pleased to inform you that the production of "COOLPIX B600", which was announced on December 23, 2020, will be discontinued due to uncertain future parts supply.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers who are waiting for our products. Thank you for your understanding. Alongside this camera, four other camera accessories have been affected by the shortage;  AC adapter EH-5d, Wireless Remote Speedlite SB-R200, Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1, and the Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800.

The Nikon Japan website states:

Thank you for your continued patronage of Nikon products. Due to delays in parts supply, some camera accessory products are expected to take some time to be delivered to customers.

Therefore, we have decided to suspend the acceptance of orders after Friday, August 27, 2021. We will inform you about the delivery time and the resumption time of orders as soon as they are confirmed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers. We will do our utmost to deliver the product as soon as possible, and we appreciate your understanding.”

The Nikon Coolpix B600 was a 16-megapixel model featuring a 60x optical zoom lens, with a focal length of 24-1,440mm. It shot 1080p video at 30 fps but didn't feature 4K capability. The next best bridge camera that Nikon offer is the Coolpix B500, which captures 16-megapixel stills, has a 1/2.3-inch sensor, with a 22.5-900mm focal length. It’s also a little cheaper, too!

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STEVEN WEBB's picture

"We are pleased to inform you..."

Looks like "pleased" and "very sorry" got mixed up in their translator software. "We are pleased to inform you you're not getting the camera you wanted."

That's freakin' hilarious!

Dan Jefferies's picture

Never liked that line anyway so no big loss. The "p" line with 16mp is much better.

Deleted Account's picture

I literally just got this camera 6 days ago... 3 days before it was discontinued... you've got to be kidding me.

Lee Keene's picture

My two D80 just died. Bought D5000, sold it for profit. Bought D90 near Mint, it's good enuf for now.
Trying 120 film again in Bronica S2. My Hasselblad was lost stolen in Nam, 1967-1968 during TET.