Nikon Coolpix P300
Fast lens; color; sharpness; battery life
The Nikon Coolpix P300 has a nice lens, shooting modes for every kind of user, a solid design, and it's easy to use.
Good HD video recording; great LCD screen; fast continuous shooting speed for its class; good low-light photos.
Manual controls & modes, Excellent lowlight image quality, HDR shooting, Full 1080p video
Excellent lowlight photos, Manual aperture and shutter controls, Bright F1.8 lens, Great features for the price.
Small size, dual rotational wheels for ease of use, bright aperture at wideangle, 1080p HD movie setting
Approachable/Easy to use, Bright, vivid, appealing photos, Excellent LCD.
Features, Handling, Performance, Verdict, Specification
Fast lens on the wide end of the zoom (f/1.8), Very wide 24mm equiv. is great for landscape and indoor shots, AF illuminator effective in low light, Relatively simple operational ergonomics provide high level of manual control, USB charging is convenient
Noise at ISO 400 Share & EnjoyShareTweet Author: Chris Main
The P300's photos look overprocessed when viewed at full size, and performance feels a bit slow.
No spot metering; no RAW image capture; some images affected by over-processing
No RAW shooting, Poor lowlight video quality, Less than average battery life
No manual focus, No RAW shooting mode.
No hotshoe, standardsized 1/2.3in compact sensor, lack of control buttons, no manual focus
Small sensor limits image quality, No RAW, No display, ISO, or WB controls
Normal sized sensor, lacks RAW support, Quite chunky with rectangular corners, Lacks orientation sensor (Auto-rotation not built in)
No 'quick' menu for commonly-accessed shooting settings, No control over noise reduction/sharpening, At 100%, even low ISO images look 'crunchy' due to noise reduction and sharpening, No direct access to ISO or White Balance (you have to g
By Layers Magazine on November 30, 2011
Compact Point-and-Shoot Delivers Great Color The Nikon COOLPIX P300 is a compact point-and-shoot that fits nicely in any pocket—but it’s not so small that it’s hard to use. It has a nice solid feel, and all the dials are intuitive and...80
By Digital Camera Buyer on September 14, 2011
The CoolPix P300 is a great camera for sports and low-light photography that will help beginners progress, it’s just lacking in a few key features that would perfect it Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews,...80
By cnet on September 10, 2011
Snapshooters wanting a little more creative control than the average point-and-shoot offers should check out the Nikon Coolpix...76
By CNET Asia on August 19, 2011
Nikon has made a good, but not stellar, compact camera that aims to be a pocket-sized SLR replacement....81
By DigitalCameraReview on August 10, 2011
The Nikon P300 lives up to its "P for Performance" designation with better-than-average high ISO performance and a generous, fast lens at wide...80
By TechReviewSource on August 04, 2011
The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a 12-megapixel digital camera that offers a very wide-aperture lens for its class and also gives users control with both manual aperture and shutter controls. It has really good low-light image quality, but it lacks...70
By 5FWD on August 01, 2011
The Nikon Coolpix P300 is an impressive compact camera, offering a high quality design and images that can more than match the price tag. The fast lens results in decent low light photographs, and the range of manual settings mean you can get some...80
By PCWorld on July 27, 2011
The Nikon Coolpix P300 offers great hardware and performance for its price, with an F1.8 lens, manual controls, and a very easy-to-use interface....70
By Trusted Reviews on July 26, 2011
The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a likeable and highly stylish premium compact that’s easy to use and capable of producing good results. While the 4.2x zoom range is a bit limited we do like the f/1.8 lens, even if it can’t produce the kind of...80
By Tech2 on July 20, 2011
The Nikon P300 is a complete camera with a whole bunch of features but the performance of the camera isn’t flawless. It’s good for video recording and although it offers a whole bunch of features to the user, it’s still no prosumer...60