Nikon Coolpix P300

  • Nikon Coolpix P300
79
Based on 41 scores, 49 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Layers Magazine on 80

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...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

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,...

By cnet on 76

Snapshooters wanting a little more creative control than the average point-and-shoot offers should check out the Nikon Coolpix...

By CNET Asia on 81

Nikon has made a good, but not stellar, compact camera that aims to be a pocket-sized SLR replacement....

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

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...

By TechReviewSource on 70

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...

By 5FWD on 80

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...

By PCWorld on 70

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....

By Trusted Reviews on 80

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...

By Tech2 on 60

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...

By itreviews.com on 80

The Nikon COOLPIX P300 manages to outperform its rivals in the 'prosumer' class when it comes to providing Full HD movies, longer zoom and faster continuous shooting, but its lack of RAW format capability and use of a smaller sensor might hold...

By RegHardware on 80

The Nikon Coolpix P300 might not quite match the image quality and fine detail resolution of the Canon S95 it was made to challenge but has its own merits and is a valid and competitive alternative to most expert compacts in the market. With a street...

By GadgetSpeak on 88

The name Nikon to anyone who knows anything about cameras means quality. Does this quality extend to pocket cameras? Here I am looking at one of their latest that is little more than an oblong black shape how does it...

By PC Pro on 83

It can’t match the best compacts on the market, but top video and a quality lens make this camera an attractive proposition...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Not to be confused with the larger-sensor competition, the Nikon Coolpix P300 does a decent job in the mid-high level compact market. No RAW capture may be a bugbear for those wanting fuller control, yet a decent AF system, full manual control and...

By What Digital Camera on 86

The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a success for what it offers, but although it may look a lot like a Canon S95 on the outside, the differences on the inside see it as quite a different model. For a true high-end premium compact you'd be better to look...

By TechSmart.co.za on

We really enjoyed our time spent with this little black beauty from Nikon, and the more we used the P300 the more impressed we were, since there's a number of delicious features to discover. Some of this include speedy 7 fps shooting (at full...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a basic expert compact that's really quite good. However, the lack of RAW mode and advanced custom controls leaves it lagging slightly behind the Canon...

By Camera Gear Guide on 70

Because of the way the P300 is marketed, we’re tempted to really just lay into it with nary a positive word. As we’ve thoroughly stated by now, the Nikon COOLPIX P300 is no Canon PowerShot S95 contender, no competition for the Olympus XZ-1,...

By PhotoRadar on 80

With the Nikon P300 price tag at just below £300, the camera certainly delivers value for money. Not only is it a superb and easy-to-use compact with manual and creative capabilities, but the results it produces exceed expectation for the Nikon...