Nikon Coolpix P300 - Sample Images: General Images



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The P300 can produce bold, vibrant colours and plenty of contrast

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The 4.2x optical zoom lens produces sharp images too

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Although sadly the f/1.8 setting doesn’t produce any bokeh-like blur

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Try as we might, we just couldn’t make the background an indiscriminate blur

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For a compact camera, detail is well resolved throughout the frame

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The P300 lends itself well to street photography

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Although it can also produce colourful still-life images

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It’s really easy to get good results with the 180-degree ‘Easy’ Panorama feature

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Although you do need to take care not to over-egg the HDR settings

Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Design & Features 8
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 4.2x
Image Sensor 1/2.3in backside-illuminated CMOS
Optical focal length 24-100mm
Shutter speed 8-1/2000sec
Auto focus 9-point contrast detect system: Auto, Centre, User-controlled, Face-detection, Tracking
Manual focus No
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
Viewfinder No
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
Video (max res/format) 1920 x 1080p
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

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 103mm
Depth (Millimeter) 32mm
Length (Millimeter) 58.3mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 180kg