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Nikon Coolpix S9300

$399.00
$100.00 $299.00 cheaper than 79 days ago
buy-n-shoot.com Platinum 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A great value for money and multi award winning 16 megapixel 18 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16MP 18x Yes Dec 2013
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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S9300 number 368 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has not bad expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 92%, based on 179 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is robust and it is fairly priced. However they also report inferior battery life.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 200 battery life (CIPA standard)
Quite narrow field of view

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix S9300 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S9300?

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is 108.7mm wide and 62.3mm tall. It is 30.6mm deep and weighs 0.215kg.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix S9300 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S9300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writer at review site Buy-N-Shoot.com gave this camera a "Platinum" award and concluded it was outstanding and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 72% based on 30 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 148 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 77%.

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Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Three customers thought it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

18 people wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 31,432 expert and owner reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

Three people who purchased it thought it was well made.

  • Instead offers itself up as a solid and simplified overall performer…
    Buy-n-shoot.com September 2012
  • This was purchased as a travel camera for my son as there is a reasonably priced underwater housing for this camera so he can use it when scuba diving around the world…
    Pete (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Definitely lasting and a good build…
  • The thickness only makes the feel of the build better, not top quality…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people who reviewed it said that it was good value for money.

  • This was purchased as a travel camera for my son as there is a reasonably priced underwater housing for this camera so he can use it when scuba diving around the world…
    Pete (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Although this was reduced as a new model came out, this was a real bargain, really pleased with it, simple to use…
  • What a great deal…

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9300 agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six people said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 had a good zoom and two people who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

  • While healthy competition in the travel zoom compact sector means one can be picked up for a street price around £200…
    T3.com August 2012
  • The zoom is amazing…
    Amira Haque (Amazon) - February 2014
  • With good zoom levels and a respectable pixel range…
    Pete (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Great camera even comments from other people are not good, great zoom and beautiful brightness…
    Ra (Amazon) - July 2013
  • The zoom is also good still providing high quality pictures from a distance…
  • Zoom function is excellent for a camera of this size…
    DVS (Amazon) - July 2012
  • Can hunt (not quickly) to find what should be a simple focusing task…
  • The long zoom works surprisingly well too…
  • Landscape Panoramas shot on video are all out of focus…
    Asthmadaze (Amazon) - November 2012

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people who purchased it thought it was neat.

  • It's available in a number of colours, with the red looking particularly stylish…
  • It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Great camera even comments from other people are not good, great zoom and beautiful brightness…
    Ra (Amazon) - July 2013
  • It is a shame as the camera has some neat photo functions & effects…

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact.

  • While healthy competition in the travel zoom compact sector means one can be picked up for a street price around £200…
    T3.com August 2012
  • The body hasn't changed much…
  • It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Not heavy enough to be an inconvenience…
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Best compact camera ever…
    Jane (Amazon) - April 2013
  • Not the cheapest or the most compact.
    DVS (Amazon) - July 2012
  • The rear screen is a good size and provides good viewing…

Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S9300 has a pretty average weight (215 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 18 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Coolpix S9300 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S9300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S9300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448 and 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. Across all digital cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S9300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S9300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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3D

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a quite narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other cameras. The field of views of cameras range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix S9300 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S9300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S9300 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix S9300 has a night mode. Most of the other cameras also have a night mode.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm. The Coolpix S9300 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (450 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was December 2013 when this Nikon digital camera was released.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $299 (75%)

The price has dropped from $399 to $100 in the last 79 days.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon wide18x

Barcodes:

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