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Nikon Coolpix P300 review

Nikon's new compact boasts full manual control and a fast f/1.8 lens

Nikon P300 Review: Photo samples and ISO test

The images below were taken with the Nikon Coolpix P300 to demonstrate its focal range and different scene modes.

Nikon p300 review
Nikon p300 review

Pencils shot indoors in the Nikon P300 macro mode (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon p300 review
Nikon p300 review

Macro mode using auto settings (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon p300 review
Nikon p300 review

High contrast monochrome (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon p300 review
Nikon p300 review

Flowers shot at widest end of the lens's focal range (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon p300 review
Nikon p300 review

Flowers shot at full optical zoom (Click here to see full size version)

Nikon p300 review
Nikon p300 review

Flowers shot at full digital zoom (Click here to see full size version)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom4.2x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)190 g
Flash Memory Capacity90 MB
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate120 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
Height58.3 mm
Width103 mm
Depth32 mm
Focal Length4.30 mm to 17.90 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelP300
Product NameCoolpix P300 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Manufacturer Part Number9704906
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The COOLPIX P300 is a powerful compact camera with an incredibly bright lens that delivers beautiful results, particularly when shooting at night or in challenging lighting conditions. The specially crafted NIKKOR lens offers a fast f/1.8 aperture, starts at an ultra-wide 24mm, and employs Nikon's High Refractive lndex glass to deliver sharp images with high contrast. Combined with a highly sensitive back illuminated CMOS image sensor and full manual controls, this camera offers the creative freedom to capture scenes just as you see them.

Battery Life240 Shot
Package Contents
  • Coolpix P300 Compact Camera
  • Strap AN-CP19
  • Audio Video EG-CP16
  • AC Adapter EH-69P
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • USB Cable UC-E6
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone