Happened to be a proud owner of Nikon Coolpix P600 till I discovered that ugly fungus on its lens! Contacted the Nikon India service centre at Kolkata and they said that there is no option of cleaning the lens off fungus. The complete lens assembly is to be changed!!
Is it so? If yes, this could be a deal breaker for people aspiring to buy this camera. I spent Rs.20 K for this camera here and the lens assy is worth almost Rs.10 K! In this part of the world fungi can be spotted commonly on lenses.
Is it true for all other similar superzooms?
Bird watching using Auto mode in AF selected fails to focus especially when a dark colour bird sits inside a dark leafy bush. The focus hunts and the subject comes in sharp focus in one instance and blurs away in the next, making it almost impossible to get a sharp image.
The battery icon shows remaining charge pictorially and is not truly indicative of the actual juice remaining. On a tour, I found almost 30% charge remaining (as the icon shows it) and the camera said " battery exhausted" totally unexpectedly. I was saved to have a standby Sony Hx100V.
I must say the camera produces excellent results when in focus.