Nikon Coolpix S9300

  • Nikon Coolpix S9300
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Based on 25 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Good LCD screen, nicely designed, general image quality good
  • Sharp lens, 6fps burst shooting, GPS, Good control layout.
  • Compact 18x zoom, Nice 1080 HD video, Large, hires LCD

Cons:

  • Poor image stabilization, Subpar battery life, Only average image and video quality
  • Disappointing image quality, Shaky stabilization at full zoom, Mediocre battery life, No manual controls or RAW mode, Slow save speeds for some photos

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechReviewSource on 60

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is point-and-shoot camera with a powerful 18x optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel resolution, built-in GPS and full HD 1080p video recording. It's very easy to use but we found that the image quality could have been better and...

By PC World on 60

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...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 90

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...

By TechRadar on 50

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...

By Steves Digicams on

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 80

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,...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

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...

By What Digital Camera on 86

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...

By CNET UK on 80

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...

By PC Mag on 50

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....

By ePHOTOzine on 70

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...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 ($349) is a compact, GPS-equipped travel zoom camera. It features an 18X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a high resolution 3-inch LCD display, Full HD video recording and, of course, a GPS receiver. The Coolpix...

By Pocket-lint on 60

The S9300 isn’t a bad camera. But then it’s not a great one either, simply because the strength of the competition leaves it in the dust. No manual modes, a shorter zoom than the competition, limited battery life and poorer image quality...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

I've been a street photographer for most of my adult life so I really like compact P&S digicams - they are small enough to drop in a shirt pocket, tough enough to go just about anywhere, they generally produce first-rate images with little effort on...

By Expert Reviews on 40

Some nice touches, but nothing can excuse the regression in image quality over its predecessor...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The S series of Nikon's Coolpix digital compact cameras are the Stylish options for the fashion conscious. They're still easy to use but have all sorts of extra modes and features to justify the upgrade from a cheaper model, which explains why...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 100

Nikon continues to expand on its range of 'Style' compacts with the S9300, which not only lives up to the same standard as those cool and classy models it sits alongside, but also comes packing a sophisticated array of features.For starters, you...

By reviewed.com on

Current Coolpix 9100 users may be tempted to yawn at Nikon's new Coolpix S9300, a direct replacement in the company's travel zoom lineup that adds more megapixels, a GPS... and not much else. We're inclined to yawn too, but we reserve...

By cnet on 70

The compact Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a good choice for anyone after a pure point-and-shoot experience and a long zoom lens. But, depending on needs, you might want to wait for a price...

By Digital Photography Review on 69

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 isn't a whole lot different than its predecessor. Aside from a new sensor and GPS, it's basically the same camera, with a very similar list of pros and cons. The body hasn't changed much, and that's generally a...