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Nikon Coolpix P300


$330.00 Released March, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Optically stabilized 4.2x optical zoom (24-100mm equivalent). Relatively bright lens (F/1.8-4.9) - capable in lower light, can isolate subjects with DOF. Records video in full 1080p high definition with stereo audio.

The Cons:No RAW format support. Small 1/2.3" sensor - less impressive than competing cameras, has noise introduced at ISO 400.

The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a mid-cost digital camera. In promotion, Nikon emphasizes the fact that this camera is equipped with manual controls, so that you have creative capturing options. The four exposure modes are: Programmed Auto (P), Shutter-priority (S), Aperture-priority (A) and Manual (M).

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No matter what mode you choose, the images are captured with this camera's 12.1 megapixel back illuminated CMOS image sensor, which can capture scenes in bright daylight or atmospheric dimness. Thanks to the CMOS sensor, high-quality (300dpi) prints can be made in poster size from this camera. On the video side of things, this camera is capable of capturing 1080p HD video with stereo sound at the press of a button. Though this model differs from the higher cost Coolpix P500 in a variety of ways, the most conspicuous way is in its optical zoom, where its 4.2x is dwarfed by the Coolpix P500's 36x.

Features

  • Color: Black
  • 3" 921k-dot Clear Color Display
  • 12.1MP CMOS sensor
  • 4 exposure modes
  • EXPEED C2 Image Processing Engine
  • High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 8 fps
  • Advanced multi-exposure composite image functions
  • 360°/180° Easy Panorama mode
  • Slow and fast motion movie recording
  • Creative slider for easy image adjustment while shooting
  • Filter effects (in playback)
  • 1080p HD capturing
  • Night Portrait mode
  • Backlighting mode
  • 4.2x optical zoom
  • Night Landscape
  • Soft/Low key/Sepia/High key modes
  • f/1.8 lens
  • Hi Speed USB interface
     

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Pros
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    optically stabilized 4.2x optical zoom (24-100mm equivalent)

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    relatively bright lens (F/1.8-4.9) - capable in lower light, can isolate subjects with DOF

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    records video in full 1080p high definition with stereo audio

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    high quality 3" display (920k dot)

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    small and lightweight - easily pocketable

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    solid magnesium-alloy construction

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    8fps continuous shooting up to 7 frames

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    minimalist, somewhat retro aesthetic

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    HDMI port - playback recorded video and images onto a compatible display / HDTV

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    records to easy to find, affordable and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash storage cards

Cons
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    no RAW format support

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    small 1/2.3" sensor - less impressive than competing cameras, has noise introduced at ISO 400

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