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Nikon 9300 Digital Camera

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16MP 18x CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 9300 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 9300 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 9300 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price], the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon S6600 + SD 4GB[plb_1988959_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 9300 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 9300 do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price], or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 18 times zoom factor, the Nikon 9300 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the 9300. The average optical zoom of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.3x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (20x and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (20x and higher rated), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 9300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 9300, the Nikon 9300 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Nikon 9300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 9300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 9300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this age and spec. Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 9300 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon 9300 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 9300. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 450 millimeters, the Nikon 9300 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 9300 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Nikon 9300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this digital camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon 9300 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 9300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolutions 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 9300.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon 9300 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 frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 9300.

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

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 9300 is 10MP and the most is 48MP. The Nikon 9300 has one of the more total megapixelss (16.79 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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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 a similar type and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon 9300 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by cameras of this type and age. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 9300 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 9300 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Nikon 9300 is one of the heavier compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago (215 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The lightest compact camera digital camera that has been available for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 840g.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 9300 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 9300. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon 9300 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 9300. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Nikon 9300 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 9300. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Nikon 9300 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 9300. Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the 9300 the field of views range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 9300 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Nikon 9300 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the 9300. Similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 9300 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200.

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Heavy

At 0.215 kilograms, the Nikon 9300 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average weight of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 9300 is 4.1kg, and the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 9300 is 1.3, the largest is 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. At 3.5, the Nikon 9300 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 9300.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 9300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 9300 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 9300.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 9300 has a pretty average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (18.1MP), or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (18.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 9300 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 9300.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (126x and cheaper) or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (40x and 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 typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon 9300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], and the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (CCD and higher rated) or the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
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)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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10 October 2012

Si le champion de la catégorie de Sony, le HX20v, met une claque technique au CoolPix S9200 dans tous les domaines, ce dernier se trouve de 100 à 130 euros moins cher. Avec un prix plus doux (on...

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Good build, design and handling
Nice LCD, good viewing angles
Easy to use
Effective stabilisation system
Construction agrable, bonne prise en mains, cran LCD confortable, bons angles de vision
Lens could be sharper
Picture quality from 800 ISO
Sound quality and sporadically unreliable autofocus in video mode
Optique moins pique que certains concurrents
Qualit des images au del de 800 ISO
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

18x optical zoom
Easy to use
Full 1080p video recording
18X optical zoom lens 24mm to 450mm)
Easy operation for casual shooters
Poor image stabilization
Subpar battery life
Only average image and video quality
Disappointing image quality
Shaky stabilization at full zoom

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 26316
Barcodes 00018208926251, 00018208926275, 00018208926305, 00018208926336, 00182089262514, 00182089262750, 00182089263054, 00182089263368, 05711045276545, 05711045280184, 08033737552544, 08033737552551, 08033737552568

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