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Nikon Coolpix S5300
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Nikon Coolpix S5300 Digital Camera

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16MP 8x CMOS 4x Jan 2014
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One Industry Award

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and techmagnifier.com the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 74%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 48 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers wrote that the product was able to produce good images. Glenn Rodrigues mentioned “Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom”. Last year M. Sattar wrote “Very good pictures definitely better than smartphone (I have got LG” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300. M. Sattar also mentioned “Recommended for someone who arent looking to spend much and get decent photographs”.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Last year Dvz gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's so easy to use and produce's very decent image's”. Gasassesser mentioned on Amazon “Fast delivery and simple to use”. Polar41 said in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review “Easy to use and light to carry”.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. In October last year Dvz mentioned on Amazon “Keep in mind it's just for decent quality snap shot's more than anything”. This month Elizabeth mentioned “It looks fantastic quality, well packaged”. Ephotozine.com mentioned two years ago “It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality and built-in Wi-Fi” in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review.

Good Size

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Linda Browning mentioned in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 on Amazon “Looks great small and compact”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “If you are looking for a decent compact point and shoot camera below 10k with good picture quality, enough zoom to capture people at 10 feet” in their review.

One person wrote that it was thin.

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Good Connectivity

Some Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Wi-Fi makes it easy for you to tr” in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review. Two years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is a slim-line wi-fi enabled digital compact camera that also boasts a 16 megapixel CCD, 8x optical zoom” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 and rated it 80 out of 100.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon is one of the better rated camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers considered that the Nikon Coolpix S5300 had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “Is a Wi-Fi enabled compact camera which also features a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera”.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewer who bought it considered that it was well made. Jamie Falkirk scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S5300 review on Amazon this year “This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought the Nikon Coolpix S5300 considered that it had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5300 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price], and the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] all from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price], or the Lumix DMC-FT4[pl_1353102_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S5300 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], and the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300, the Coolpix S5300 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price].

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S5300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5300 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The Coolpix S5300 has a fairly small maximum aperture (6.6) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 130.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S5300.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S5300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Nikon camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type have an image stabiliser, however the Coolpix S5300 does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300, the Coolpix S5300 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS including the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price], the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5300. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], and the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S5300. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix S5300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5300. The auto focus "Contrast Detection Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5300 range from 0.12s to 250s. The Coolpix S5300 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@120fps, which is the most frequently found resolution and capture speed on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S5300 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9. With a minimum aperture of 3.7, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S5300.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S5300 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5300.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price], and the XQ1[pl_1962901_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix S5300 has a pretty typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16MP cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5300 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon IXUS 150[plb_2176458_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S5300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], and the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (CCD and higher rated); or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (CCD and cheaper), or the Canon IXUS 150[plb_2176458_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S5300 has a fairly typical weight (138 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 150[plb_2176458_price] (130g and cheaper); or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (137g and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Networking
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(5)

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is a slim-line wi-fi enabled digital compact camera that also boasts a 16 megapixel CCD, 8x optical zoom and dynamic screen for easy use in direct sunlight. With these... Read more…

22 July 2014

Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a great potential to shoot macro shots, portraits, objects in motion and Panorama. Its Image quality is not that great but considering the price it's worth it, still when...

23 April 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera. It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality...

4 February 2014

Sitting atop the high end of what Nikon calls their "Budget Friendly Cameras" line, the Coolpix S5300 is the successor to last year's Coolpix S5200 and boasts a few notable upgrades.Moving up to... Read more…

6 August 2014

Mit der Nikon Coolpix S5300 zeigt sich im Test eine flotte, aber nur bedingt überzeugende Automatik-Kamera. An der S5300 können Autofokus und Serienaufnahme durch hohes Tempo punkten. Doch an...

Fast Autofocus
99 focus points
Easy to operate
Built in WiFi
Viele Motivprogramme
Focus hunts at maximum zoom
Shorter battery life
Detailtreue schwach
Rauschen stark
Schrfe am Bildrand

User Reviews

(19)
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera but the only downside is that the recording function does not have good quality sound so not good for videos...

Reviewed 20 June 2016 by Glenn Rodrigues
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 by Elizabeth
(Verified Purchase)

I cannot wait to try this. Not yet charged as only just been delivered. But it looks fantastic quality, well packaged. I have a couple of Coolpix cameras, different models to this one, and they... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Mr. Myles
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a gift, but the receiver is very pleased with the camera.

Reviewed 15 February 2016 by Jamie falkirk
(Verified Purchase)

This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos and videos olso it's very slim and neat would fit in your top shirt pocket or purse it's not bulky or heavy... Read more…

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