Nikon Coolpix P300

Key Specifications

  • Focal Length: f=4.3-17.9mm / F1.8-4.9
  • Resolution: 12.2 MP
  • Sensor size: 1/2.3
  • Screen size: 3.0 inch
  • Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
  • Optical Zoom: 4.2X
  • Digital Zoom: 2X
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Image Stabilizer: Vibration Reduction: Lens shift VR
  • Red Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Battery Type: Li-ion EN-EL12, AC Adapter EH-62F (optional), Approx. 240 shots with EN-EL12 ba
  • LCD Info Display: TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating

Nikon Coolpix P300 REVIEW:

Predecessor to the Coolpix P 310, the Nikon P 300 is a great camera that carries decent specs and features. It carries a price tag of approximately Rs. 19,000*/-. Here is a review of this point and shoot camera:

Features:

The Nikon P300 offers a modest 24-100mm focal range with 4.2 x optical zoom. On the downside, this camera features a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that is 35% smaller than it successor. The 1/2.3” Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor competes with cameras such as Canon PowerShot S95, Panasonic LX5 and the Olympus XZ-1. Another highlighted feature in the Nikon P300 is the mechanically stabilized 4.2x optical zoom with a focal range of 24-100mm and maximum apertures of f/1.8-4.9, sensitivity range of ISO 160 to 3200. The zoom on this camera covers a 35 mm equivalent focal range of 24-100 mm. The camera has a fast maximum aperture and has focal range that equates to a maximum aperture of f/1.8. This maximum aperture isn’t available throughout the full focal range, however, and decreases to f/4.9 at the telephoto end of the zoom. The EXPEED processor that delivers clear shots in all lighting conditions powers this camera. The camera is a sleek point and shoot companion and snaps decent images on the go. A pleasing factor regarding the lens is the addition of Nikon’s advanced lens-shift Vibration Reduction system.

The system is in its second generation and, Nikon claims; lets the user utilize shutter speeds of up to four stops slower than the usual. The native ISO on this camera ranges originally from 160 to 3200. But, the sensor has extendable settings labeled Hi 1 and Hi 2, which allow the photographer to shoot at ISO settings of 6400 and 12800 at full resolution. The P300 features program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes. This isn’t to say that the camera is solely aimed at the advanced shooter though, as the P300 also features an Auto shooting mode and, as is becoming standard on compact cameras these days, a Scene auto selector shooting mode as well. The camera also has various creative PASM shooting modes that are a thrill to use. Additionally, this camera uses full 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound and slow and fast motion movies. It also has a burst mode of 7 continuous shots at 8 frames per second. It also features Easy Panorama scene mode that allows the user to take vertical or horizontal panorama photos simply by moving the camera in the direction of the on-screen guides. Multiple shots are then combined into a single panorama photo. The angle of view can be selected from 180° (normal) and 360° (wide).

Design and Display:

This is a fine camera from the house of Nikon.  First off, the camera measures 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm and carries a combined weight of around 200g. The high-end feature set in this camera’s sensor continues on the back of this camera. The model features a striking 3-inch display. This is no ordinary display; it is a 921-k dot LCD that comes with an anti-reflective coating. The resolution that the screen carries places this camera towards the high-end market. The camera comes powered with a Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery lasts for 230 shots. Overall, this camera has almost all the features that are found on the P310.

Bottom Line:

This camera is reminiscent of good old times. It makes up for a great handy point and shoot camera.

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Nikon Coolpix P300 Specifications

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+ DISPLAY
Screen TypeTFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating
Screen Size3.0 inch
TouchscreenNo
+ LENS & Focus
Optical Sensor Resolution12.2 MP
Focal Lengthf=4.3-17.9mm / F1.8-4.9
Lens TypeNIKKOR Glass lens
Sensor Size1/2.3
Sensor TypeBSI-CMOS
ISO RatingAuto (auto gain ISO 160-1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400, 160 to 800), Manual selection: ISO
Metering224-segment matrix metering, Center-weighted metering
Maximum Shutter Speed1/2000sec
Auto FocusContrast Detection
Manual FocusYes
Optical Zoom4.2X
Digital Zoom2X
+ SHOOT MODE
Shooting ModesAuto mode, Scene modes, Movie mode, P, S, A, and M exposure modes, Night Landscape, Backlit Scene HD
Continuous ShotsYes, 8 fps up to 7 shots
Macro Mode3cm
Self Timer2 and 10 sec. duration
+ FLASH
Built in FlashYes
External FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Flash Off, Fill flash, Slow sync
Flash Range6.5m
+ FEATURES
Face Detection1/2000sec
Red Eye ReductionYes
White BalancingAuto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
Sync TerminalYes
+ IMAGE
Image Display Resolution921,000 dots
Image Sizing4,000 X 3,000 (12M High)
Image StabilizerVibration Reduction: Lens shift VR
Image FormatCompressed [JPEG (EXIF )]
+ AUDIO & VIDEO
Video Display Resolution640 X 480
Video FormatMOV movie
Audio Formatmono/wav file
Audio Video InterfaceAudio / Video Output
+ STORAGE
Internal MemoryApprox. 90MB
External StorageSD memory cards (SDHC and SDXC compliant)
+ HARDWARE
ViewFinderAuto mode, Scene modes, Movie mode, P, S, A, and M exposure modes, Night Landscape, Backlit Scene HD
+ DESIGN
DimensionsApprox. 103.0 X 58.3 X 32.0 mm excluding projections
WeightApprox. 189g (Weight with battery and memory card)
Typepoint
+ CONNECTIVITY
USB CableUSB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)
Wi-FiNo
3GNo
NFCNo
+ BATTERY & POWER SUPPLY
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, AC Adapter EH-62F (optional), Approx. 240 shots with EN-EL12 ba
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