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Nikon Coolpix P330
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Nikon Coolpix P330 Digital Camera

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12.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- Back-illuminated 12 MP CMOS sensor (1/1.7-in.): with each pixel receiving more light, this large, highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to deliver clear shots in any... More
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Three Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both thought that this compact camera digital camera was very good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

The writer at Techradar said that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this camera has an overall expert rating of 78%.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 82 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Three years ago Cinemaniak wrote “The video feature, perfect”. Clark Kent wrote on Amazon “The video is outstanding” in his review. Fengnian Tian gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “Who will change the ISO frequently at one place?The video is OK”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers reckoned that the product had a good lens. Al D mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review four years ago “The lens is very fast w/ F1.8 at 24mm for indoor shots without flash” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Fantastic Leica lens as well” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review. Amazon Customer also said “F1.8 sounds like a fast lens.”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “Both boot and focus times are very good”. Nicole said in her review on Amazon “I tried turning everything possible off (I assumed it was the auto focus motor making the noise” but despite that she gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Sailorboy414 said on Amazon “So far I am impressed with speed of focus, excellent macro, great low light capability” and scored it very highly.

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners agreed that the product had a good zoom. Ct wrote “So, instead of exchanging it for one with a functioning digital zoom, I simply returned it”. Medc rated the product 5 stars and said “The f-stop goes up pretty fast when you zoom.”. Dpreview.com wrote on DP Review “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the a” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Al said in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “As it turns out, at least in my opinion, this has a tad more clearer, sharper images than the P340, so that's why I kept this one”. Al also wrote “I highly recommend it as the wifi is a minor sacrifice to give up for consistently crispier images”. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “Something in a small package that could give near enough decent pictures bigger cameras can produce”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “The litmus test is low light with no flash”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Low light capabilities make it great in museums”. Lectrolink said on Amazon “This last one has proved useful handheld in low light” in their review.

Several customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix P330 considered that it had a good picture resolution. Lectrolink mentioned on Amazon “Printed larger than 8 x 10", definitely shoot full resolution” in their review. Lectrolink also wrote “Shooting JPEG, even in good daylight at lowest ISO (80), you can still see JPEG artifacts at high magnification on the computer monitor”. Medc mentioned on Amazon “There are some awesome features like shooting 60 frames at one push of the button” and rated the product as excellent.

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good ISO range. C. Martin wrote on Amazon “ISO 400 looks great” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330. Fengnian Tian scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned “Nice! Only the ISO is a little bit difficult to change.”. Michael C. Jackson rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Restrict them so greatly? Even an "easy ISO" mode or SOMETHING would have been better than the "nothing" they do most of the time”.

Four Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers concluded that it had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I've gotten much better results with similar sensor sizes from a Lumix” in their review. Four years ago Lectrolink rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “No one expects it to be as good, since the P330 has a much smaller sensor” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330. Also four years ago Michael C. Jackson mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review “Close what I have been looking for - A reasonably high quality sensor, great wide angle, some advanced controls, good in low light for the class”.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was compact. Al D said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “Best compact, very fast lens, great Macro ability”. Al D also mentioned “This is an great compact camera for folks who want to use manual camera settings along with the automatic modes”. Al D also mentioned “The images have better detail than any other compact camera I've used”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good body shape. Four years ago M. Moore said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “As soon as held the P330 I instantly could tell the body was a different material”. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “Comes in a rugged body that could take a few knocks; yet it weighs a modest 7.1 ounces with SD card a”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was a good weight. Christina said in her review of this digital camera four years ago “My favorite is the 1.8 aperture.I captured some awesome night pics in Bora Bora! Great weight and size” .

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Jenny Hwajin Lee wrote on Amazon “I just love it! Light, easy to carry around and pictures are just great”. Joonha Lee mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I give this camera 5 stars because it's compact, easy to carry and takes amazing pictures at night”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally. Todd R Gregson mentioned on Amazon “The build construction is very good”. One person considered that this digital camera was a good size.

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Good Support

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Ken Dahl said “The P330 is the only pocket digital camera that makes manual operation practical” in his review. Ken Dahl also said “Every serious photographer has to resort to manual now and then”. Levi wrote on Amazon “For being a compact camera, I'm glad there's Manual mode to adjust shutter”.

Good Product Quality

Fifty-nine people who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Al said “Super quality camera!”. Amazon Customer said in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review “Huge image quality from a tiny camera”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Image quality is sharp”.

Easy to Use

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. Cinemaniak gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “If you learn how to use it correctly” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330. Ct wrote on Amazon “And in this camera it bothered me more as it's purpose was to have it handy at a moments notice”. Dmitri Toptygin mentioned on Amazon “It is convenient and easy to use for a non-professional”.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Clark Kent mentioned in his review of this digital camera four years ago “We both are amazed at the menu system and the wide number of options it offers, especially for a compact cam”. Lectrolink mentioned on Amazon “It has an impressive array of settings and controls including GPS, wifi capability” in their review. Lectrolink also mentioned “However, there was a more visible difference between Normal and Fine quality settings”.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to handle. Michael C. Jackson said four years ago “It had EXTREMELY rapid handling - assigning white balance to one control” . Starla D Reynolds mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “Handles and feels awesome” and rated the product as excellent.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Keith in Dallas wrote on Amazon “Comfortable to hold - Very light weight making it more comfortable in a pocket” in his review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

Some people considered that it had gps. Cameron rated the product 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “GPS feature is a nice touch”. Chris Newman wrote “GPS nice addition”. Three years ago Mark B. scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “As for the GPS function, sure it really uses up the batteries.” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330.

A number of customers reckoned that the product was wifi compatible. Levi scored it 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Regarding the p340, I believe the only difference is the built-in wifi, more scene options, tenths of ounces lighter, etc”. Mark W wrote on Amazon “Build is good and Optional Wifi is a plus” in his review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. St wrote on Amazon “This is not a big deal for some until you actually start to use a camera that has WIFI built-in--especially convenient when traveling” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330.

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Good Technical Features

Eighteen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Benjamin mentioned on Amazon “Great features” in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review. Three years ago Donald Garcia said “Good for me with plenty of features to keep me happy” in his review of this digital camera and scored it very highly. Hollis he mentioned “Very nice features and programs for a pocket camera” in his review.

Nice Design

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners agreed that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was good looking. Three years ago C. Martin wrote “Skill, you will get gorgeous handheld low-light photos out of this camera” however despite that they only scored the Nikon Coolpix P330 60 out of 100. C. Martin also wrote “You lose some sharpness with Nikon's default noise reduction processing, which is pretty aggressive”. Dennis Bean wrote in his review of this digital camera “Nice looking and works well” and rated the product 4 stars.

Two Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P330 thought it was a good design. Levi mentioned “It also has a square-ish design rather than rounded”. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Despite its slim design and compac” in their review but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was smooth. One person who bought the product thought it was well designed. P. Ramsey said on Amazon “Say that the whole body of the camera is well designed and feels quite solidly built” in their review.

One person concluded that it was ergonomic. Sergejf said on Amazon two years ago “The ergonomics are also excellent and manual shooting allowed us to took nice photos of the Northern Lights in Iceland”.

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Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 owners agreed that this digital camera was well made. Amazon Customer said four years ago “Camera feels solid, I thought it felt better than Coolpix P330”. Chris Newman said “Small and well made”. Chris Newman also said “I'm happy with this well made and good looking camera”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 reckoned that it was strong and durable. Michael C. Jackson mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “The build quality is also excellent - This seems as if it will be a very durable camera”. Ravi Venkatarama mentioned on Amazon “Sturdy and slips easily into pocket” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Sergejf said on Amazon “I own a Ricoh GR and I appreciate the more robust construction, richer sensor, higher ISOs, longer exposure time” and gave it a very good rating.

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P330 said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Michael K. mentioned “The Canon A620 was great until it broke”.

One person who purchased it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. William S. he mentioned “In the meantime I have just bought a Panasonic Lumix "Tough" camera that is waterproof, shockproof” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330.

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Good Flash

A number of customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix P330 reckoned that it had a good flash. Cinemaniak gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said “1) The correct flash to subject distance for ultimate flash coverage” in their review. Four years ago Dimashqi2020 said “It would be over exposed with dark backgrounds, if no flash, then the picture is grainy or dark” but despite that they rated it 20 out of 100. Dimashqi2020 also wrote “5- Too intense of a flash, which is not helpful in most family pictures”.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 15,565 user and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. Classical Recording Collector wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “The 3 inch screen is bright and sharp” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. P. Ramsey mentioned “The display is bright and can be seen under sunny conditions when used”.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it was mirrorless. Jenny Hwajin Lee said in her review on Amazon “This camera, nikon one is almost as good as my fancy mirrorless camera”.

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Good Battery Life

Four Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Hollis wrote on Amazon “The battery has enough power to last all day” in his review of this digital camera. P. Ramsey gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “My only gripe is the battery door.”. Yper wrote “The battery drains out very fast compared to my wife's old camera Lumix LX6.I could have given it 2 stars or less.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was noisy. Chris Newman wrote on Amazon “Noise levels seem low at 400 ASA I have not tested at higher ISO's” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Fengnian Tian wrote “It still can focus on the target without opening the flash lamp! Of course, there are some noise on the picture” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330. Pat mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “It takes a clearer photo and has much less background noise for portrait type stills than the Panasonic Lumix point & shoot cameras I'd been using”.

Good Exposure Control

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer mentioned that the product had good exposure controls.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P330. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330 the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5"), or the Samsung GC100 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX230 HS ($232.99), or the S110 both from Canon.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P330 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Canon SX280 HS, the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($369.95), and the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($245.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P330 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F, or the Canon 255 HS.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix P330 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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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 digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. When compared to other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix P330 that we have assessed, the slowest camera shutter speed of the Coolpix P330 of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P330. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330, the Coolpix P330's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is one of the highest. Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P330 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix P330 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix P330 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 Nikon camera). In addition, this camera 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix P330.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix P330 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330.

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

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon Coolpix P330 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P330. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P330 is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Coolpix P330 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the Nikon Coolpix P330's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is one of the smallest. The average minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P330 is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P330 has one of the smallest digital zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 2x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the X10, or the FinePix F770EXR both from Fujifilm.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (4x), the Fujifilm XQ1 (4x), or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($289.95) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix P330 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 also do not support video capability.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm X10, the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($369.95), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix P330 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-QX10.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix P330 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g. The Nikon Coolpix P330 is one of the heavier compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330 (200 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm F660EXR (196g).

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P330.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix P330 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P330. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.76 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P330. The least total megapixels of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330 is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. With an internal memory of only 15 megabytes, the Coolpix P330 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P330 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 120 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330 range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Nikon Coolpix P330 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix P330 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P330. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P330

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Nikon camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix P330 has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the PowerShot A3300 IS, or the PowerShot G16 ($584.59) both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon 150 ($145.00) (8x), or the Sony DSC-QX10 (10x) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix P330 has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras of this age and spec have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-QX10, and the DSC-WX200 both from Sony or the Fujifilm X10 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 PowerShot A3300 IS (CCD), or the 105 (CCD) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.2 megapixels, the Coolpix P330 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Canon 150 ($145.00) (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
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 Correction
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
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
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)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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Expert Reviews

(38)
26 November 2013

With smartphones taking over the low-end compact camera market, manufacturers have been striking back with feature-rich top-tier compacts. These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by... Read more…

5 September 2013

Digital Life News Technology News Cameras DateSeptember 5, 2013 (1) Read later This 12.2-megapixel compact camera has a 24mm-120mm image-stabilised lens, all fitted into a pocket-size... Read more…

5 September 2013

This camera is brilliant. Like its sibling, the larger P7700, it goes to the top of the compact camera rating list. Highly recommended. And the local price is in line with the US price...

1 August 2013

High image quality, even better videos and competitively priced, but performance is a letdown...

29 July 2013

Well, there aren't too many negative aspects that might keep you away from getting your hands on Nikon Coolpix P330 Point and Shoot Camera. With 12.2MP sensor with 5x Optical Zoom Nikkor lens,...

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User Reviews

(105)

I bought this camera from Adorama, but I'm so strongly negative on it that I felt compelled to review it here on Amazon... No auto-rotate... Have fun rotating all your images if you decide to... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by LENARD K.
(Verified Purchase)

Fast shipping and as advertised...

Reviewed 18 February 2016 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, excellent macro for the price, but the refurbished one i purchased has a problem with the card reader just not reconizing any card whenever it wants. started happening after the 90... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Doyenman
(Verified Purchase)

The camera is an "import model" Nikon...

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered mine used, but couldn't be happier with it. Looks new to me - no noticeable cosmetic flaws. It has worked flawlessly so far. Love option to get RAW files from such a small package. Low... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208934829, 00018208934867, 05742220962700

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