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Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

Great 16MP travel zoom features but several flaws

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

JPEG images from the Nikon Coolpix S9300 show that noise is handled well compared to results from the Nikon Coolpix S9100, Fuji F770 EXR and Sony HX20V, producing the best signal to noise ratio at ISO 200.

Dynamic range

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

This chart indicates that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 compares consistently well against the Fuji F770 EXR at all sensitivities. It produces similar results to the Nikon Coolpix S9100 and Sony HX20V at ISO 200, 800 and 1600, with a dip down almost to the Fuji's level at ISO 400.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedEye-Fi Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom18x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesLive View, Self-timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)215 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height62.3 mm
Width108.7 mm
Depth30.6 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 81 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS9300
Product NameCoolpix S9300 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Programmed Auto

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA923E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Behind the slimline body of the COOLPIX S9300 lies a wealth of cutting-edge technology that sets this 16-megapixel camera apart.

The NIKKOR 18x optical super zoom captures distant action or candid close-ups with ease. Lens-shift vibration reduction enables sharp results and a steady image on the LCD screen, so it's easy to frame your shots.

You can record Full HD movies at the touch of a button, and even film separate scenes as one seamless movie. Built-in GPS capability lets you tag your photos at any time, or track your route on the move.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S9300 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with Terminal Cover)
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software Installer CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Limited Warranty1 Year