Nikon Coolpix P300 review

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

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Nikon P300 Review: Specs

12.2MP 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

f/1.8-4.9, 2.3 – 17.9mm (equiv 24-100mm), 4.2x optical zoom, 2 x digital zoom



Video resolution
1920 x 1080 30fps, 1280 x 720 30fps, 640 x 480 30fps, HS 120 fps 640 x 480, HS 60 fps 1280 x 720, HS 15fps 1920 x 1080

ISO range
Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 

Focus modes
AF, Multi-point Auto, Manual selection AF, 1-point AF, Subject tracking, Face tracking and Face Detection

Max burst rate
7 continuous frames at 8fps

3in (7.5cm), 921k-dot wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating

Shutter speeds
4 – 1/2000 sec


103 x 58.3 x 32mm

Power supply
Rechargeable Li-ion battery

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
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
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.3 mm
Width103 mm
Depth32 mm
Focal Length4.30 mm to 17.90 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelP300
Product NameCoolpix P300 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Manufacturer Part Number9704906
Manufacturer Website Address
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.

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
Limited Warranty1 Year