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Nikon P300

alphr.com Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended
A Multi Award Winning 12.2 Megapixel 4.2 Times Zoom Factor Digital Camera
Compact Camera 12.2MP 4.2x Yes Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon P300 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Nikon P300 number 602 across all digital cameras.
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48 Reviews + 5 Awards
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 57?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from What Digital Camera and two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The P300 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
Has an HDMI port
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Quite small maximum aperture number

Nikon P300 Video Reviews


Nikon P300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The experts at three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and Alphr.com all gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

The expert at one additional expert review site thought that this digital camera was great. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine.

The author at one more expert review site decided that this Nikon digital camera was very good. Tipa.com gave this camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 78% based on 48 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 28,808 owner and expert reviews (including 955 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Size

Three customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was compact.

  • It's quite amazing to see such image quality from a compact camera…
  • It delivers full manual controls and fantastic image quality in a compact and stylish design…
  • It would be nice to have a something more compact…
    Itreviews.com June 2011

Superior Product Quality

Two owners concluded that it was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

Five customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon P300 supports video recording, as do most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon P300 has an HDMI port. Most of the other new cameras also have an HDMI port.

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12.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.2 megapixels camera.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Low megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Nikon P300 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon P300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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

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Supports 160, 400 and 6 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon P300 is more than most low megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "160", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 110 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Nikon P300 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 100 millimeters, the Nikon P300 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 220mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon P300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other latest low megapixel cameras.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon P300 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 90 megabytes, the Nikon P300 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The average internal memory of similar age similar spec cameras is 420MB, and the internal memory range from 1MB to 8GB.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon P300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon P300 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon P300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon P300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 4.9) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 1.8, the largest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.3.

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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 low megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon P300 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon P300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other latest digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Nikon P300 supports Full HD video. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support Full HD video.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Low megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 14x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Nikon P300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Supports Video Capability

The Nikon P300 supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon P300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Nikon P300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other latest low megapixel cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Nikon P300 has a relatively typical weight (189 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon P300 has a fairly typical optical zoom (4.2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon P300 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most recently released low megapixel cameras. This camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768. The best still image resolution of all latest low megapixel cameras is 4288 x 2848 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon P300 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other new low megapixel cameras.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon P300 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other latest low megapixel cameras also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon P300 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since September 2011.


Nikon P300 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon P300 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,495 product attributes, 187,829 digital camera reviews and 2,949,500 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon p300black
Barcodes 00018208262465, 00018208920716, 00182089207164, 03610170538516, 05908219984447

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