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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Digital Camera

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16MP 18x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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43 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites liked this Nikon camera. This camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award and it received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Platinum" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Twenty-nine experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 72 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Coolpix S9300 owners on average rated this digital camera 77%.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. 01zesty01 wrote on Amazon “The image result - I think it produces lovely quality images” in their review. 01zesty01 also said “The zoom is also good still providing high quality pictures from a distance”. 01zesty01 also mentioned “Room for improvement where other top quality models will undoubtably fill these gaps”.

Good Size

A number of customers who purchased it mentioned that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review four years ago “Nikon COOLPIX S9300 Compact Digital Camera”. Asthmadaze mentioned “When compared the performance I got from with my last compact it is very disappointing” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 nonetheless they only rated it 1 stars. Jane said on Amazon “Best compact camera ever” in her review.

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was thin. 01zesty01 gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Its still close, I was used to having a very slim small camera so to most this will be a good size not too bulky” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com said “During the first half of 2012, Nikon added four new models to their popular S-series of slim, yet sophisticated cameras; with the flagship model being the Coolpix S9300”. Steves-Digicams.com also wrote “Offers a powerful 18x zoom in a body slim enough to drop in a shirt pocket at 1.5 inches thick”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewer who bought the product thought it was a good size. Four years ago 01zesty01 wrote “The rear screen is a good size and provides good viewing”. One Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was heavy and bulky. Am wrote on Amazon “Not heavy enough to be an inconvenience” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Mr M Baines wrote “It is also light and easy to carry when you are out I wish that it also had the M S A options, with them it would be excellent” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was lightweight. Mr. M. W. Patten said “However, for getting around with a small, lightweight Coolpix such as the 9300” and rated it 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Andy the Vinyl Addict mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S9300 review “The Nikon Coolpix is a pretty good piece of kit with loads of features, excellent zoom (optical”. Four years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert website What Digital Camera “The latest additions at the top of Nikon's S - or ‘Style' - range are aimed firmly at the travel compact market” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 on expert review site Ephotozine “It's available in a number of colours, with the red looking particularly stylish”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was neat. Am mentioned on Amazon “It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300. J. Harrison mentioned in their review “It is a shame as the camera has some neat photo functions & effects” however they rated the product 60 out of 100.

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Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners considered that this digital camera was well made. 01zesty01 said “The thickness only makes the feel of the build better, not top quality”. 01zesty01 also said “Definitely lasting and a good build”. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned four years ago “An 18x optical zoom lens, 3 inch screen and built in GPS”.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress. One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was reliable. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said “Speedy autofocus, plus reliable metering and white balance” nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers considered that the product was easy to use. 01zesty01 wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 on Amazon “Ease of use - I found it easy to navigate, easy to take pictures”. Ladysteeele rated the product 5 stars and said four years ago “Is very easy to use”. Mr M Baines gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 on Amazon three years ago “I have found t easy to use which means I can concentrate on the picture I want to take instead of all the technicalities”.

Some people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Countryrose said on Amazon “It is easy to handle and easy to negotiate the menu and I would reccomend it to to anyone looking for a point” in their review. John Siewruk he said in his Nikon Coolpix S9300 review on Amazon three years ago “The S9300 is exactly what I wanted - a good zoom range on a wide-angle lens, close-up capabilities and a decent range of ISO settings”. Mr M Miller wrote on Amazon “Great camera have takeing some fab photoes with it got lots of settings too, good zoom”.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good experience. Cnet.com said “The compact Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a good choice for anyone after a pure point-and-shoot experience and a long zoom lens” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

Twenty-seven Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good zoom. Amira Haque said in her review “The zoom is amazing” and scored the product 5 stars. Asthmadaze said in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review on Amazon “I expected the zoom - to be brilliant” yet they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Caitlin Biddulph said on Amazon “It has a fanbtastic zoom, lovely clear photos” and scored it 5 stars.

Some Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Asthmadaze said “Landscape Panoramas shot on video are all out of focus” in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review. J. Harrison mentioned “The auto-focus leaves something (a lot) to be desired! It has trouble focusing both in camera & video mode” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars. J. Harrison also said “Can hunt (not quickly) to find what should be a simple focusing task”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner who purchased the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Video Capture

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. 01zesty01 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “GPS which produces excellent photos and videos”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The HD video it takes is also crystal clear” and scored the product 5 stars. Amira Haque mentioned “The picture AND video quality is astonishing” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirty-eight Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners thought it was able to produce good images. 01zesty01 wrote in their review four years ago “Most importantly for those quick pics I think the shutter speed is very good”. 01zesty01 also said “Overall excellent images”. Last year Byrne, Larry wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review “Pictures were good to” although they rated this digital camera 3 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “A 16-megapixel resolution, built-in GPS” however despite that they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Four years ago expert review site Dcresource.com wrote “A high resolution 3-inch LCD display, Full HD video recording” in their review.

Some Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers considered that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was able to produce clear pictures. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The 18x optical zoom takes it toanother level producing pictures of amazing clarity and detail” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

Two Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is Nikon's top of the range pocket travel zoom and features a 16 megapixel sensor”. Digit.in rated this digital camera 4 stars and said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 “The back-illuminated sensor does a fairly decent job of keeping the noise levels low.”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good ISO range.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had gps. 01zesty01 said on Amazon “Overall a great camera with HD and GPS which produces excellent photos”. Three years ago A Goundry said on Amazon “It has a gps which I didn't notice in advertising blurb” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only rated the product 3 stars. Explorer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also three years ago “It takes an age to acquire a good enough GPS signal to record the data with the picture.”.

Good Technical Features

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Andy the Vinyl Addict wrote in his review of this digital camera “Good camera, plenty of bells and whistles”. Three years ago Gabor wrote on Amazon “Although there are some nice features of the camera, I am not happy with it” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored it 40 out of 100. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk gave the Nikon Coolpix S9300 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “It has plenty of features if you are looking for that little bit extra in a digital camera” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

Good Brand

Based on 19,074 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. Three years ago Lewis Manners scored it very highly and he said in his review “Really clear screen on the back too”. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “It does have a very sharp rear display and a” although they gave the Nikon Coolpix S9300 a score of 50 out of 100. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Coolpix S9300 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 1080p Full HD movies” in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review.

Good Support

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Am said on Amazon “To be fair, I did get the appropriate instruction manual a week later, after contacting Amazon”. Also three years ago Mr. R. A. Whichelow said “However the quick start guide that comes with the camera is poor”. Mrs M Burrows mentioned on Amazon “Would have liked full instructions with it not just quick start up also on/off button could be larger”.

Good Geotagging

One person reckoned that it had good geotagging. Cnet.com scored the Nikon Coolpix S9300 4 stars and wrote on expert website CNET.com four years ago “With increased resolution -- 16 megapixels up from 12 -- and built-in GPS for geotagging your photos” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

Good Flash

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good flash. Big Al mentioned “I must say I've been pleasantly surprised at its performance - fast shutter speed when required (eg moving objects), good flash and excellent HD video bursts”.

Good Battery Life

A few people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Amira Haque gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned “The battery life has been better than other camera I have owned”. Andy the Vinyl Addict said on Amazon “From a full charge it lasts approximately 7-8 hours which is absolutely rubbish” in his review. Andy the Vinyl Addict also wrote “My old cameras (Ricohs) had a far better battery life and never let me down (apart from wearing due to old age) I totally regret buying this camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewer considered that this digital camera was quick to charge. Am mentioned in their review “It's easy enough to charge within a few hours”.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix S9300 has a GPS, unlike most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix S9300 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 which are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released 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.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350 ($267.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S9300 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9300, the Coolpix S9300 supports video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including the Samsung EX2F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 9.3x. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has one of the bigger optical zooms (18 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24) (20x and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX300 ($317.99) (20x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99) (20x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9300, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 also have a built-in flash.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S9300 the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm. When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S9300 that we have checked, the Coolpix S9300's maximum focal length of 1,800 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Coolpix S9300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Crop and Rotating are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

The Coolpix S9300 has one of the highest JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of this spec and age have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S9300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance mode "Daylight" is also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S9300 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Nikon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9300 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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99 Auto Focus Points

99 auto focus points

The Coolpix S9300 is a 99 auto focus point camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have between 1 and 255 auto focus points.

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Supports Thirteen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Coolpix S9300 has one of the higher display resolutions (921,000 pixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S9300 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix S9300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst video resolution across 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 S9300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S9300.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this age and spec.

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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 digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Coolpix S9300 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 are not waterproof. The Coolpix S9300 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 710g. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S9300 (215 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 215g cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix S1100 ($318.06) (180g), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770 (213g).

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S9300 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9300. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The Coolpix S9300 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 97 percent, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9300. The average field of view of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 is 99%, and the field of view range from 96% to 100%.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix S9300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S9300. The audio format "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S9300. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 is 10, the biggest is 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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Heavy

The Coolpix S9300 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (0.215 kilograms) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S9300 range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9300 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

When compared to other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Coolpix S9300's closest focusing distance of 0.4 meters is one of the largest. The average closest focusing distance of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S9300 is 0.28m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S9300 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9300.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S9300.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S9300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9300 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S9300.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Nikon Coolpix S9400, or the Samsung NX20 ($369.42) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum 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
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
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Interface
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Expert Reviews

(43)
1 October 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is point-and-shoot camera with a powerful 18x optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel resolution, built-in GPS and full HD 1080p video recording. It's very easy to use but we... Read more…

27 September 2012

The Coolpix S9300 is an 18X-zoom pocket camera with very simple controls, but its image quality takes a big step backward when matched against that of its excellent predecessor...

5 September 2012

For the most part, the S9300 brings nothing particularly new or exciting to the compact camera market but instead offers itself up as a solid and simplified overall performer: a Jack of all trades...

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17 August 2012

These problems, allied with the hefty price of £300/$350, make it hard to recommend the Nikon Coolpix S9300, despite its many strengths. It's especially hard considering the fact that the...

17 August 2012

As a travel zoom camera, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 offers a very compelling zoom range and many great features, including Full HD video, GPS and speedy autofocus, plus reliable metering and white...

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User Reviews

(64)
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Did have to re-order this as the first one was faulty but the replacement is fine and is a great camera.

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Mr. M. W. Patten

Nikon. Still my favourite brand... I have 3 Professional FX DSLR's from Nikon; D4, D800 D5. All are magnificent. Plus I have a D300s that is a workhorse in DX format. As I was a Professioanal... Read more…

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Rama
(Verified Purchase)

NICE CAMERA...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by BYRNE, LARRY
(Verified Purchase)

Currently experiencing problems with trying to keep the battery charged. Not sure what is up. Pictures were good to date...

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Stephen louis thorpe
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera,i,like...

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