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Nikon Coolpix S4300 review

The ultra-compact S4300 boasts a great 3-inch high resolution touchscreen

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S4300, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the S4300 is capable of resolving up to around 16 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 100

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 80

ISO 80, score; 14 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 16 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 14 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 14 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 12 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 10 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S4300 review resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: n/a (Click here to see full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Optical Zoom6x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Blink Detection, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI), MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)139 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Flash Memory Capacity74 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL19
Height58.9 mm
Width95.5 mm
Depth20.8 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.60 mm to 27.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS4300
Product NameCoolpix S4300 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA942E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The pocket-size 16-megapixel COOLPIX S4300 keeps you ready to capture the next magic moment at a touch.

The rapid menu system and high-resolution touchscreen let you focus and shoot with one-touch simplicity, or switch between functions with ease. The NIKKOR 6x optical zoom makes group shots or close-ups easy, and fun filter effects let you enhance photos on the spot.

When the moment warrants filming, you can switch to record crisp video clips instantly with the dedicated button.

Battery Life180 Shot/1.25 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S4300 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with Battery Case)
  • Stylus TP-1
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  • Software Installer CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker