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Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera Review
The P series from Nikon Coolpix stands for Performance. Being so, the recently launched P300 from Nikon seems to live up to that expectation.
For quite a while, Nikon has not released any update of its P series. Earlier, the P500 did not seem to have impressed the critics in terms of the image quality. However, Nikon this time has been able to deliver a camera that can live up to the bedazzling specs sheet that comes along with it. Nikon Coolpix P300 is surely worth of your consideration.
Technical Specifications Of Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera
The technical specifications of Nikon P300 are enough to impress any series photography enthusiasts. The camera includes a 1/2.3″ BSI (Backside Illuminated) CMOS sensor – a technology that ensures better picture quality in low light situations. The 12.2 megapixel sensor is capture high resolution large size photographs with incredible quality. Nikon has also incorporated into this camera its EXPEED C2 image processor for optimum performance.
Nikon P300 comes with 4.2x optical zoom which covers the range from 24mm to 100mm of focal length. That is quite handy when it comes to general photography. The camera has a high quality Nikkor lens with 7 elements in 6 groups. P300 is aimed for advanced photographers along with the amateurs. Therefore, the camera includes manual controls along with various automatic modes that you will find in ordinary point and shoot cameras. In fact, Nikon P300 comes with a complete PSAM control for ease of operation, allowing automatic setting on ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash white balance setting, thus rendering incredible picture quality.
The camera comes with a very fast lens with the aperture of f1.8-4.9. At the same time, it offers an ISO range from 160 to 3200. These features make the camera ideal for low light photography. The shutter speed of the camera can be adjusted between 4 seconds to 1/2000 second.
It also offers a good macro mode. In continuous mode, the camera can capture as fast as 120fps depending upon the resolution of the picture. Finally, 3 inch LCD screen with a resolution of 921k pixels provides brilliant images and editing opportunities.
Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera Performance
Nikon P300 is not a tech specs wonder. It certainly delivers what it promises to. The high quality lens captures images while retaining their true composure. The advanced sensor makes the colors vivid. The camera can also capture full HD videos at 1080p. The camera is sleek and small. It can be placed well inside your pocket. At 189g, the camera is not heavy at all. The camera is very quick and takes around a second to be ready. Though a bit lacking in the telephoto range, the camera is good for landscape photography. There are also a few issues in the handling in various modes. Still, the camera is more than useful for casual performance.
The continuous shooting mode is brilliant. Though it reduces the pictures to 1 MP, it is enough for web use. At the same time, it provides with a great number of frames for you to choose from. The auto focus and vibration reduction systems work great to offer optimum images.
So, if you are looking for a compact camera that will allow you to show your creativity, capture high quality images and videos without carrying a bulky interchangeable lens camera, Nikon Coolpix P300 is a very good option available.
Nikon Coolpix P300 Price
Nikon Coolpix P300 is available for Rs 20000 in India