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Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

Great 16MP travel zoom features but several flaws

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix S9300, 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 125 the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is capable of resolving up to around 14 (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 S9300 review

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

ISO 125, score: 14 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

ISO 200, score: 18 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

ISO 400, score: 16 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

ISO 1600, score: 10 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix S9300 review

ISO 3200, score: 10 (Click here for the full resolution image)

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
Flash Memory Capacity26 MB
Minimum Focus Distance40 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate120 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.8 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL12
Height62.3 mm
Width108.7 mm
Depth30.6 mm
Autofocus Points99
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 81 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS9300
Product NameCoolpix S9300 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
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.

Battery Life200 Shot/50 Minute Video
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
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker