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Expert reviews of Nikon Coolpix P300
Review score distribution (out of 67 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    5
  • 75-89:
    31
  • 65-74:
    10
  • 0-64:
    3
  • Unrated:
    18
78
out of 100
  • Excellent low-light photos, Manual aperture and shutter controls, Bright F1.8 lens, And it', S,
    Great features for the price, We love the simple, No frills styling of the Nikon Coolpix P300, And the neat design is backed up perfectly by high-end build quality. The P300 is easily tough enough for everyday use, And the aluminium casing is also tactile. The Coolpix 300 features a 12.2-megapixel sensor, S capable of delivering pin-sharp images. You', Ll be able to shoot video in full 1080p high-definition, And there', Stylish yet solid build, Easy to use, Delivers good image quality, F/1.8 doesn', T deliver any ', Bokeh', Full HD video recording with stereo sound, Good AF system, Good macro mode, 8fps burst mode, User-definable AF point adjustment, Great build quality with attention to detail (flash mechanism), Excellent screen that', S sharp, Precise and has accurate colours, Good picture quality up to 800 ISO, Goodquality lens, Particularly at telephoto settings, Gerneally pleasant to use, Produces some of the clearest images at high ISOs that we', Ve seen from a compact camera, Images show vivid colours and smooth tonal gradations, The P300', S fast-aperture f/1.8 lens, Close 3cm focusing distance in macro mode
  • No manual focus, No RAW shooting mode, T shoot Raw images. This won', T affect many users,
    The biggest problem with the Nikon Coolpix P300 is the fact it doesn', But will be a disadvantage for those who like to tweak images in Photoshop afterwards., No Raw shooting, Fiddly zoom controls, Lack of RAW capability., So-so image quality, No RAW files, Video compression affects quality, Sound could be better, Handling could be improved (left hand is largely redundant), No custom controls, Battery life a bit limited (less than 250 photos), Aperture drops from f/1.8 in wide angle to just f/4.9 in telephoto, Macro settings deactivate when switching scene mode, Filter option or into/out of Auto, In auto and a handful of scene modes it favours the highlights and shows a small leniency to underexposing
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Source
Excerpt
Award
Score
2011-09-14
Bottomline:  The CoolPix P300 is a great camera for sports and low-light photography that will help beginners progress, it’s just lacking in a few key features that would perfect it Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and...
Score
80%


2011-08-03
Bottomline:  The Nikon Coolpix P300 is an excellent camera for its price. Its ultimate appeal boils down to how you answer two questions: How valuable are RAW mode and manual focus to you? Next to the Canon PowerShot S95, the Nikon Coolpix P300 holds its own and co...
Score
70%


2011-08-03
Good:  Excellent low-light photos; Manual aperture and shutter controls; Bright F1.8 lens; Great features for the price
Bad:  No manual focus; No RAW shooting mode
Score
80%


2011-08-01
Good:  We love the simple, no frills styling of the Nikon Coolpix P300, and the neat design is backed up perfectly by high-end build quality. The P300 is easily tough enough for everyday use, and the aluminium casing is also tactile. The Coolpix 300 features a 12.2-megapixel sensor, and it's capable of delivering pin-sharp images. You'll be able to shoot video in full 1080p high-definition, and there's
Bad:  The biggest problem with the Nikon Coolpix P300 is the fact it doesn't shoot Raw images. This won't affect many users, but will be a disadvantage for those who like to tweak images in Photoshop afterwards.
Bottomline:  The Nikon Coolpix P300 is an impressive compact camera, offering a high quality design and images that can more than match the price tag. The fast lens results in decent low light photographs, and the range of manual settings mean you can get some exce...
Score
80%


2011-07-26
Good:  Stylish yet solid build, Easy to use, Delivers good image quality, f/1.8 doesn't deliver any 'bokeh',
Bad:  No Raw shooting, Fiddly zoom controls,
Bottomline:  The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a likeable and highly stylish premium compact that’s easy to use and capable of producing good results. While the 4.2x zoom range is a bit limited we do like the f/1.8 lens, even if it can’t produce the kind of defocused ‘boke...
Score
80%


2011-06-27
Good:  Full HD video recording with stereo sound,
Bad:  Lack of RAW capability.
Bottomline:  The Nikon COOLPIX P300 manages to outperform its rivals in the 'prosumer' class when it comes to providing Full HD movies, longer zoom and faster continuous shooting, but its lack of RAW format capability and use of a smaller sensor might hold some sem...
Score
80%


2011-06-10
Bottomline:  The Nikon Coolpix P300 might not quite match the image quality and fine detail resolution of the Canon S95 it was made to challenge but has its own merits and is a valid and competitive alternative to most expert compacts in the market. With a street ...
Score
80%


2011-06-06
Excerpt:  The name Nikon to anyone who knows anything about cameras means quality. Does this quality extend to pocket cameras? Here I am looking at one of their latest that is little more than an oblong black shape how does it perform?...
Score
88%


2011-05-30
Bottomline:  It can't match the best compacts on the market, but top video and a quality lens make this camera an attractive proposition...
Score
83%


2011-05-10
Good:  Good AF system, good macro mode, 8fps burst mode, user-definable AF point adjustment
Bad:  So-so image quality, no manual focus, no RAW files
Bottomline:  Not to be confused with the larger-sensor competition, the Nikon Coolpix P300 does a decent job in the mid-high level compact market. No RAW capture may be a bugbear for those wanting fuller control, yet a decent AF system, full manual control and dual...
Score
80%


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