The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a compact camera aimed at the serious photographer. This type of camera is likely to appeal to you if you are a looking for a second camera as an alternative to a Digital SLR. It is also likely to appeal to you would like a camera you can carry more of less anywhere with you that has an impressive set of features.
The main attractions of the Coolpix P300 include fully manual exposure, aperture priority mode, shutter priority mode and exposure bracketing. Nikon have equipped the Coolpix P300 with a large f/1.8 aperture. This will make a big difference to your shots in lowlight situations. It also offers you extra creativity by allowing you to use minimum depth of field in your shots. The lens has wide angle capabilities. Nikon have built in image stabilisation or vibration reduction to reduce any picture blur caused by movement of the camera when you are taking a shot.
Another impressive feature is the ability to shoot 7 frames per second at full resolution. For lining up your shots and accessing the menu system there is a 3 inch LCD screen. The screen has a resolution of 921,000 pixels. This is a high resolution and should give you clear images on the screen.
In addition there is a High Definition movie mode. This also benefits from a higher resolution than most digital cameras offer with 1080p resolution available to you.
Focal Length Equivalent:
24 - 100mm
8 to 1/2000 seconds
f/1.8 - 4.9
White Balance Settings:
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Multi Pattern, Centre weighted
Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Special Effects, Sports, Sunset
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1920 x 1080 pixels
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
2 or 10 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
58.3 x 103 x 32mm
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Nikon Coolpix P300 Specification