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Nikon 4300 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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36 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including CNET.com, itavisen.no and skyit.vn have rated this camera on average 84 out of 100. That puts this digital camera in the top 4% of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 25 user reviews this digital camera has a terrific overall user rating. This means that users think this Nikon digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of this age and spec.

Good Quality Pictures

Eighteen Nikon 4300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Thirteen years ago one reviewer mentioned in their review of the Nikon 4300 on Amazon “I have always been a keen photographer”. In the same month one buyer said in their review “I have been highly delighted with ALL the photographs I have taken” and scored the Nikon 4300 very highly. One buyer also mentioned “You really do end up picking the best photo from a set of very good photos”.

One customer thought the product had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cnet.com scored the product 78 out of 100 and said in their review of the Nikon 4300 “Digital camera, 4,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 1 x 16 MB - CompactFlash Card”.

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Good Size

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. One purchaser said on Amazon “The camera is very compact (fits in a jacket pocket or handbag)” in their review of this digital camera. One purchaser also said “I think I'll stick to my SLR or perhaps a compact for those times”. Paul Smith mentioned “You can't have everything! What you can have, though, is probably the best compact Digital camera on the market at a cheap(ish) price” in his review.

One Nikon 4300 reviewer reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. Thirteen years ago one reviewer mentioned on Amazon “The camera had to be easy to carry around too.I chose a 4MP camera because I wanted to have decent prints up to A4 size” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon 4300 was thin. Thirteen years ago "threepoplars" said on Amazon “Also comes with a much thinner more colourful one just to get you started”.

One person considered that it was lightweight. Fifteen years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com said in their review “The COOLPIX 4300 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4.0 effective megapixel image resolution”.

One Nikon 4300 owner concluded that it was a good body shape. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Imaging Resource.com “Featuring a smoothly sculpted all-plastic body with a modern, matte-silver finish”.

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Easy to Use

Some Nikon 4300 reviewers agreed that it was easy to use. One reviewer mentioned on Amazon “Superb and easy to use” in their Nikon 4300 review. C. Ashton said on Amazon “On the one hand it is extremmely easy to use in the automatic mode” in their Nikon 4300 review and rated it 5 stars. Patrick said on Amazon “I am learning how to use it to its full potential”.

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon 4300 concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Timb3rwulf rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The quality of the picture was excellent with default manufacturer settings”.

One Nikon 4300 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to setup. Fourteen years ago one purchaser said “One of the more intriguing facilities is the panorama programme - simple to set up and the results are so clear with no sign of joins”.

One Nikon 4300 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon 4300 was comfortable and easy to hold. One buyer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Its shape gives a comfortable grip”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon 4300 owners who bought it considered that it was good quality. Thirteen years ago "threepoplars" said on Amazon “The images produced by the coolpix are fantastic with image quality similar to those of my compact camera”. Fourteen years ago Karl Lloyd said “Fantastic quality photos”. Neil Pettinger he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “And as for the print quality being OK up to A4, I've routinely printed out photos at A3”.

Good Technical Features

Several Nikon 4300 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. One purchaser scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon “By far the best features though are the scene settings” in their Nikon 4300 review. Fourteen years ago David Rowe mentioned on Amazon “Wow Wow Wow such a cool camera packed with tons of features easy to use whether its for a point” and rated the product as excellent. Imaging-Resource.com said on Imaging Resource.com “The Coolpix 4300 is fairly compact, appealing to the tastes of consumers looking for a portable digicam with plenty of features”.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A few Nikon 4300 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon 4300 was neat. "threepoplars" rated this digital camera as very good and wrote in their review of the Nikon 4300 “The coolpix is a really neat piece of kit which comes with everything you need to get started”. "threepoplars" also mentioned “Overall a very neat camera”.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was ergonomic. Expert website Cnet.com wrote in their review “Solid ergonomics; plenty of photo fine-tuning options; useful array of automatic modes; versatile battery options; accepts lens converters”.

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Good Support

A number of customers who reviewed the Nikon 4300 thought it had good technical guidance. Fourteen years ago Peter Lyons scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “It is point and shoot, fully manual as per my old SLR, pre-programmed facility” in his review of this digital camera. Timb3rwulf gave it an excellent review score and said on Amazon also fourteen years ago “The provided manual is easy to follow”. Timb3rwulf also mentioned “There are so many manual adjustment settings to try, you will get a perfect picture in almost any environment”.

Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon 4300 reviewers concluded that the Nikon 4300 had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. One reviewer wrote “I have used my trusty Canon AE1P for over 20 years” in their Nikon 4300 review and scored it 5 stars. One Nikon 4300 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was well made.

Good Battery Life

Two customers said in their reviews that the Nikon 4300 had a good battery life. Fourteen years ago Karl Lloyd said in his review of this digital camera “The amazingly powerful flash (too bright) and the short battery life (common to all digitals it seems”.

Good Flash

One Nikon 4300 owner who purchased it wrote that it had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good screen.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon 4300 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 4300 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 4300 which do not support video capability, the Nikon 4300 supports video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 4300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 4300.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 4300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 4300.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 4300 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 4300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 4300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 4300 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Nikon 4300 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 624 millimeters, the Nikon 4300 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 4300. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 250mm.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Cameras of a similar age and type to the 4300 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 74 megabytes, the Nikon 4300 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 4300.

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon 4300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Nikon camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVI|M-JPEG video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 4300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Nikon camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 4300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 4300 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital 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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TFT Display

The Nikon 4300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 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 digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 4300 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 4300 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 4300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 4300 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 4300 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the 4300 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon 4300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 4300 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 4300 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Nikon 4300 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 4300 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 4300 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 4300 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 4300. The shooting modess "Manual" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Features Two Image Quality Adjustments

The Nikon 4300 has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Nikon camera features a Contrast image quality adjustment, which is the most commonly featured image quality adjustment featured on cameras of this age and type. The image quality adjustment "Brightness" is also featured on this camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 4300 range from 1.3 to 22. At 3.5, the Nikon 4300 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 4300.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.04m. The Nikon 4300 has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 4300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon 4300 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 4300.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4300 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the 4300.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4300 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 4300 has a relatively typical weight (139 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Dimensions (W X D X H) (imperial)
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Frame Rate

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d300, nikon d300s
Barcodes 00018208898855, 00018208900039, 00018208925742, 00018208925780, 00018208925827, 00018208925889, 08033737552452, 08033737552469, 08033737552476, 08033737552483, 08431016043316, 08431016043415, 08431016043514, 08431016043910
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