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Nikon Coolpix S5300 Digital Camera

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16MP 8x CMOS 4x Jan 2014
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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at PhotographyBlog.com wrote that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and techmagnifier.com.

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this compact camera digital camera is 89 out of 100 based on 48 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners who reviewed it said that it was able to produce good images. M. Sattar mentioned on Amazon “Very good pictures definitely better than smartphone (I have got LG” in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review. M. Sattar also wrote “Recommended for someone who arent looking to spend much and get decent photographs”. Miss T Wherry wrote on Amazon “Took pictures that were as good as my boyfriend's big fancy camera”.

Easy to Use

Five Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers who bought the Nikon Coolpix S5300 agreed that it was easy to use. In December last year Dvz scored the Nikon Coolpix S5300 very highly and mentioned on Amazon “It's so easy to use and produce's very decent image's”. Gasassesser mentioned in their review “Fast delivery and simple to use”. Polar41 scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Easy to use and light to carry”.

Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S5300 agreed that it was good quality. Dvz wrote “Keep in mind it's just for decent quality snap shot's more than anything”. Elizabeth mentioned this year “It looks fantastic quality, well packaged” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 and scored the product 5 stars. Mr Pepe rated the product as excellent and he wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S5300 review last year “The product is good quality and a nice camera to use”.

Good Size

A number of Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners who bought it agreed that it was compact. Linda Browning mentioned “Looks great small and compact” in her review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PhotographyBlog.com two years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is a slim-line wi-fi enabled digital compact camera that also boasts a 16 megapixel CCD, 8x optical zoom”. Techmagnifier.com said “If you are looking for a decent compact point and shoot camera below 10k with good picture quality, enough zoom to capture people at 10 feet”.

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was thin.

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Good Connectivity

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was wifi compatible. Jamie Falkirk said on Amazon in December “This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos” in his review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 was announced in January 2014 and is a Wi-Fi enabled compact camera which also features a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor”. Ephotozine.com also said “It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality and built-in Wi-Fi”.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Quality Lens

Four Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Glenn Rodrigues wrote in his review in December “Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom”.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had good features. Ephotozine.com scored the product 70 out of 100 and said “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera”.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner who bought this digital camera considered that it was neat.

Robust

One person wrote that the Nikon Coolpix S5300 was well made.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S5300 had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5300 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price], and the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S5300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price].

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S5300 is more 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 digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S5300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300 is 6.9, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87. With a maximum aperture number of 6.6, the Coolpix S5300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S5300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon digital camera supports a video resolutions of 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 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 actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300.

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

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

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have an LCD display. 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. Across all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5300 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix S5300 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5300.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S5300 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S5300 do have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix S5300 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price]; or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the DSC-WX10[pl_595125_price], or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S5300 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Coolpix S5300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5300, the Coolpix S5300 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S5300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix S5300 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@120fps, which is the most commonly found resolution at capture speed on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.7, the Coolpix S5300 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The smallest minimum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S5300 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S5300 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5300.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Megapixel

The Coolpix S5300 has a relatively average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5300.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 105[pl_377573_price], or the S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon or the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5300 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S5300.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price], the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (CCD and higher rated) or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 138 grams, the Coolpix S5300 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (140g), or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (137g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(5)

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is a slim-line wi-fi enabled digital compact camera that also boasts a 16 megapixel CCD, 8x optical zoom and dynamic screen for easy use in direct sunlight. With these... Read more…

22 July 2014

Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a great potential to shoot macro shots, portraits, objects in motion and Panorama. Its Image quality is not that great but considering the price it's worth it, still when...

23 April 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera. It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality...

4 February 2014

Sitting atop the high end of what Nikon calls their "Budget Friendly Cameras" line, the Coolpix S5300 is the successor to last year's Coolpix S5200 and boasts a few notable upgrades.Moving up to... Read more…

6 August 2014

Mit der Nikon Coolpix S5300 zeigt sich im Test eine flotte, aber nur bedingt überzeugende Automatik-Kamera. An der S5300 können Autofokus und Serienaufnahme durch hohes Tempo punkten. Doch an...

Fast Autofocus
99 focus points
Easy to operate
Built in WiFi
Viele Motivprogramme
Focus hunts at maximum zoom
Shorter battery life
Detailtreue schwach
Rauschen stark
Schrfe am Bildrand

User Reviews

(19)
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera but the only downside is that the recording function does not have good quality sound so not good for videos...

Reviewed 20 June 2016 by Glenn Rodrigues
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 by Elizabeth
(Verified Purchase)

I cannot wait to try this. Not yet charged as only just been delivered. But it looks fantastic quality, well packaged. I have a couple of Coolpix cameras, different models to this one, and they... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Mr. Myles
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a gift, but the receiver is very pleased with the camera.

Reviewed 15 February 2016 by Jamie falkirk
(Verified Purchase)

This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos and videos olso it's very slim and neat would fit in your top shirt pocket or purse it's not bulky or heavy... Read more…

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