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

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Nikon Coolpix P300

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Nikon Coolpix P300 review


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Our verdict

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.



Output Size:4000x3000 pixels
Sensor:1/2.3in, 12.2-million-pixel, CMOS sensor
Lens:Nikkor 4.2x zoom lens, 24-100mm (effective) f/1.8-4.9, 3cm close focus macro mode
File Format:JPEG. Compression: Fine/ Normal JPEG
Shutter Speeds:8-1/1600sec
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Performance
  5. 5. Our verdict
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