Nikon’s high-performance, pocket-sized P300 compact camera has a fast f/1.8 lens. Tim Coleman tests the latest addition to the Coolpix range
There is much to like about the Nikon Coolpix P300, not least its style, simplicity and fast lens. However, in offering an f/1.8 lens and full manual control it seems an opportunity has been missed by not including raw shooting. Also, the small sensor cannot match top-end pocket compacts for image quality and noise control. As such, if Nikon wants to compete at the top, it will need to improve its second-generation model should it launch one.