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Nikon 4300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 6x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Easy to use
Good size
33 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Three experts from sites including CNET.com, skyit.vn and itavisen.no have rated this camera on average 84%. This puts this digital camera in the top 10% of all the cameras of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Nikon camera rated it as superb. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Most 4300 owners think it is one of the very best cameras of a comparable spec and age.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon 4300 has a pre-flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of this type and age take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon 4300 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38. The Nikon 4300 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 3.5) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 6.5, the Nikon 4300 has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 4300 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4300 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera, the Nikon 4300 does not support Full HD video.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 4300 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst video resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 8MB and the biggest is 8GB. At 74 megabytes, the Nikon 4300 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon 4300 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 4300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon 4300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon 4300 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 4300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 4300 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon 4300 features connection to PC, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon 4300 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon 4300 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon 4300 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 4300 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Design

Easy to Use

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Patrick mentioned on Amazon “The software is exceptionally easy to use” and gave the product a rating of 9 stars. Patrick also mentioned “I am learning how to use it to its full potential” in his review. One purchaser mentioned on Amazon “Superb and easy to use” and scored it 8 stars.

Three people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Timb3rwulf rated it 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “The quality of the picture was excellent with default manufacturer settings” in their Nikon 4300 review. Thirteen years ago one buyer wrote “By far the best features though are the scene settings”. Beardfinch said on Amazon “No zoom = f2.8 and f7.6 where as x3 zoom = f4.9 and f13.4- Good range of scene settings for quicker snaps.- Nikon software enables quick upload”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Thirteen years ago one purchaser said in their Nikon 4300 review on Amazon “The camera is very compact (fits in a jacket pocket or handbag) and its shape gives a comfortable grip” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to setup. One reviewer scored it 8 stars and 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”.

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Good Product Quality

Six owners who bought this digital camera thought it was good quality. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com scored it 6 stars and wrote “Its an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to advance”. Neil Pettinger wrote “And as for the print quality being OK up to A4, I've routinely printed out photos at A3” in his review of this digital camera. Karl Lloyd scored the product 8 stars and he mentioned fourteen years ago “Fantastic quality photos” in his review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Two people agreed that this digital camera was neat. "threepoplars" mentioned “The coolpix is a really neat piece of kit which comes with everything you need to get started” and scored the Nikon 4300 8 stars. "threepoplars" also said “Overall a very neat camera” in their review.

One person mentioned that the product was ergonomic.

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Robust

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.com “Solid ergonomics; plenty of photo fine-tuning options; useful array of automatic modes; versatile battery options; accepts lens converters”.

One person said in their reviews that it was reliable. One buyer mentioned in their review of the Nikon 4300 “However, I have used many different makes of "point and shoot" cameras and I have used my trusty Canon AE1P for over 20 years”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

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


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 4300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 4300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 4300 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also support video capability.

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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 cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 4300 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 4300 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 4300 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 97 percent, the Nikon 4300 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Good Quality Lens

Two people who purchased the product wrote that it had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

Two people thought it was good for video recording.

Good Flash

One owner who reviewed it thought it had a good flash.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner thought the product had a good screen. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned 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”.

Good Quality Pictures

Eighteen people agreed that the Nikon 4300 was able to produce good images. Timb3rwulf said on Amazon fourteen years ago “Whether you are an experienced photographer or a novice like myself”. Sunjay Bhogal wrote on Amazon “Wrong, I am going back to the Nikon as the photo are much better quailty even thou it is only a 4 megapixel” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Sunjay Bhogal also wrote “Picture still so much better that using the mobile phone” in their review.

One customer wrote that it had a good picture resolution.

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Support

Good Support

Three people who bought it considered that it had good technical guidance. Timb3rwulf gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned fourteen years ago “The provided manual is easy to follow” in their review of the Nikon 4300. Timb3rwulf also said “There are so many manual adjustment settings to try, you will get a perfect picture in almost any environment” in their review. Peter Lyons wrote “It is point and shoot, fully manual as per my old SLR, pre-programmed facility”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five owners said in their reviews that it had good features. David Rowe said “Wow Wow Wow such a cool camera packed with tons of features easy to use whether its for a point” in his review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. V3.co.uk mentioned “A 4megapixel camera thats compact, well featured”. Imaging-Resource.com said “The Coolpix 4300 is fairly compact, appealing to the tastes of consumers looking for a portable digicam with plenty of features”. Thirteen years ago 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 of this digital camera.

One person who bought the Nikon 4300 concluded that it was lightweight. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said fifteen years ago “The COOLPIX 4300 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4.0 effective megapixel image resolution”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote “Featuring a smoothly sculpted all-plastic body with a modern, matte-silver finish” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One owner who bought it considered that it was easy to carry around. One person reckoned that it was thin. "threepoplars" said on Amazon “Also comes with a much thinner more colourful one just to get you started”.

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Average Weight

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

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the 4300.


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