Good LCD screen, nicely designed, general image quality good
Sharp lens, 6fps burst shooting, GPS, Good control layout.
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has fast shooting performance, a wide, long lens in a pocketable body, and several fun and useful shooting modes that help you get the best shot without much effort.
Disappointing image quality, Shaky stabilization at full zoom, Mediocre battery life, No manual controls or RAW mode, Slow save speeds for some photos
Sluggish in use, lack of advanced functionality or manual shooting modes, slight issue with fringing and oversharpening
Muddy images at medium ISO settings, Slow to start.
Competing models from Canon and Panasonic have longer lenses and more shooting options for the same suggested retail price and the S9300's photos aren't the sharpest when viewed at larger sizes.
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on September 27, 2012
The Coolpix S9300 is an 18X-zoom pocket camera with very simple controls, but its image quality takes a big step backward when matched against that of its excellent...60
By Buy-n-Shoot on September 05, 2012
For the most part, the S9300 brings nothing particularly new or exciting to the compact camera market but instead offers itself up as a solid and simplified overall performer: a Jack of all trades if you will and there’s certainly nothing wrong...90
By TechRadar on August 17, 2012
These problems, allied with the hefty price of £300/$350, make it hard to recommend the Nikon Coolpix S9300, despite its many strengths. It's especially hard considering the fact that the Panasonic TZ30 costs just a little more in the UK, and...50
By Steves Digicams on August 16, 2012
The Coolpix S9300 is the flagship model in Nikon's new S-series. For starters, the Nikkor lens is both wide-angle (25mm) and offers a powerful 18x zoom in a body slim enough to drop in a shirt pocket at 1.5 inches thick. The rest of the features...-
By T3 Magazine on August 01, 2012
While healthy competition in the travel zoom compact sector means one can be picked up for a street price around £200, a lot of candidates at similar prices doesn't make for a straightforward buying decision. For those looking for a strong,...80
By Trusted Reviews on July 31, 2012
The Nikon S9300 is Nikon's flagship travel compact as as such its highlights include: a 18x optical zoom with built in Vibration Reduction image stabilisation technology; a 16MP backside-illuminated sensor; a sensitivity range of ISO range of ISO...70
By What Digital Camera on July 25, 2012
The latest additions at the top of Nikon's S - or ‘Style' - range are aimed firmly at the travel compact market. The S9300 is one of a pair, matching its sister camera, the S9200, in every regard barring the fact that the model features GPS...86
By CNET UK on July 12, 2012
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is an excellent choice if you want a camera that's easy to use, with a sufficiently powerful zoom and a high enough resolution to offer maximum flexibility. If you're looking for a degree of manual control though, it will...80
By PC Mag on July 05, 2012
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a compact shooter with a sharp 18x zoom lens and a GPS, but slow start up time and muddy image quality at higher ISOs make it a tough camera to recommend....50
By ePHOTOzine on June 29, 2012
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is one of the cheapest travel zooms with GPS and lots of zoom making it good value for money. It's available in a number of colours, with the red looking particularly stylish. The camera produces reasonably good image quality...70