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A serious compact for serious photographers

*12.2 Megapixels | 4.2x zoom | 1080p full HD video | 7.5cm LCD

The COOLPIX P300 delivers outstanding capability in a compact form. The fast f/1.8 NIKKOR glass lens starts at 24mm (35mm equivalent) delivers sharp images with high contrast. Full manual controls and a back illuminated CMOS image sensor help to get the desired results in any light.

  • Superb performance in all conditions Specially crafted f/1.8 NIKKOR High refractive Index glass lens with wide-angle 4.2x zoom lens, back illuminated 12.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor and 8fps continuous shooting for full-sized images.
  • Complete Control P, S, AA and manual exposure modes and large high resolution 7.5 cm, 921-dot LCD monitor
  • HD movie Record full 1080p HD 30fps movies with stereo sound and autofocus. Operate the zoom whilst recording and save a still image at any time by simply pressing the shutter button.
  • cmos-sensor 12.2 effective megapixel backside illumination CMOS image sensor
  • p300-iso Wide sensitivity range from ISO 160 – 3200
  • expeed-2 EXPEED C2 dual image processor
  • beautiful-night-shots beautiful night shots


COOLPIX P300 – TIPA Best General Compact Camera Judge’s Comments

The Nikon COOLPIX P300 is a stylish compact camera with a remarkably powerful f/1.8 lens starting at a 24 mm (35 mm equivalent) focal length and offering 4.2x optical zoom. Read More

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  • Nikon optical technologies for stunning landscapes and night landscapes
  • Fast, f/1.8 lens
  • High refractive-index lens for a more compact body
  • 4.2x times; wide-angle zoom lens with built-in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR)
  • Backside illumination CMOS sensor enables capture of images exhibiting little noise at the high sensitivities required for night landscapes and pictures taken indoors under dim lighting
  • Night Landscape & backlighting mode
  • A variety of shooting functions that enable capture of photos as intended including Special Effects, Filter Effects & Easy Panorama
  • Bright and clear 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
  • Recording of full HD movies for which exposure and color settings, as well as optical zoom, can be applied
  • Available in Black only

Tech Specs

Type of Camera Compact digital camera
Effective Pixels 12.2 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-in. RGB CMOS
Lens Optical 4.2× zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 4.3-17.9mm (35mm format equivalent to 24-100mm)
Aperture f/1.8 to 4.9
Lens construction 7 elements in 6 groups (no ED glass element, one HRI lens)
Digital zoom Maximum 2x (35mm format equivalent to approx. 200mm)
Focus Range Approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting), Macro mode: approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting), approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens-shift type
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (4000 × 3000), Auto (ISO 160 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400, 160 to 800)
LCD monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle TFT LCD monitor (VGA) with Clear Color Display, anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 90 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card1 (exFAT compatible, UHS not compatible)
Movie HD 1080p: 1920 × 1080 (30 fps), HD 720p: 1280 × 720 (30 fps), VGA: 640 × 480 (30 fps)
HS Movie (15/60/120 fps, no sound)
Interface/Direct print compatibility Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (1050 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62F (option)
Number of shots per charge (battery life) Approx. 240 frames with EN-EL12
Dimensions (width x height x depth) Approx. 103.0 × 58.3 × 32.0 mm/4.0 × 2.3 × 1.3 in. (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 190 g/6.7 oz. (including battery and SD memory card)

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