Nikon Coolpix P300 specs

Audley Jarvis

By Audley Jarvis


Key Features

  • 12.2-megapixels
  • 4.2x zoom (24-100mm)
  • 1080p Full HD movie recording
  • Manual shooting controls
  • High-speed shooting
  • Manufacturer: Nikon
  • Review Price: £218.26
Quick Glance
Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 4.2x
Megapixels 12.2
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 103
Length 58.3
Depth 32
Weight (body only) 180
Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 4.2x
Megapixels 12.2
Image Sensor 1/2.3in backside-illuminated CMOS
Optical focal length 24-100mm
Viewfinder No
Shutter speed 8-1/2000sec
Auto focus 9-point contrast detect system: Auto, Centre, User-controlled, Face-detection, Tracking
Manual focus No
Video (max res/format) 1920 x 1080p
Max output resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels
Other resolutions 8MP, 5MP, 3MP, PC-quality, VGA-quality
Focus range 3cm (macro) to 30cm
Exposure control PASM, Auto, Backlighting, Night Mode, 17 Scene
Exposure metering Multi, Center-weighted
Exposure compensation ±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
Image Stabilisation Yes, lens-based
ISO settings 160-3200
LCD Monitor 3-inch, 921k-dot
Flash range 6.5m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
White balance modes Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Flourescent, Cloudy, Flash
Drive modes Single-shot, Continuous, Best Shot Slector, Multi-shot-16, High-speed 120fps, High-speed 60fps
Image formats JPEG
Picture adjustments Quick retouch, D-Lighting, Skin soften, 4x Filters, Rotate
Movie length N/A
Self timer 2sec, 10sec
Memory card slot SD/SDHC
Supplied memory 90MB
Batteries supplied Yes, Li-Ion
Charger supplied No, charges from USB lead
A/V output Yes
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
AV Out Yes
Manual Yes

Lyndon Gray

July 26, 2011, 11:26 pm

Audley, Not sure why you haven't mentioned the Sony DSC-HX9V as a main competitor to this camera. Any reason why ?


July 29, 2011, 6:04 pm

Hi Lyndon, the main reason I didn't mention the HX9V as a direct competitor is that I'd consider it to be more of a travel compact than a premium compact, and I'd therefore be more inclined to group it in the company of the Panasonic Lumix FT3, Nikon S9100, Canon SX220 HS and suchlike. Also, the HX9V lacks the full compliment of PASM shooting controls. It's still a great camera though. Hope that helps.

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