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Nikon Coolpix P300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 568 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the lens and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are critical about the contrast and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The performance and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the shutter and viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nikon Coolpix P300


Presented as a premium compact for discerning photographers, does Nikon's P300 live up to its billing?

Stylish yet solid build, Easy to use, Delivers good image quality, f/1.8 doesn't deliver any 'bokeh

No Raw shooting, Fiddly zoom controls

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : William Perceval (

Nikon Coolpix P300


The Nikon Coolpix P300 looks to fill a gap towards the top end of the compact camera market that hasn't been occupied with a worthy Coolpix model to date. Enter the Nikon Coolpix P300: a small, 12.2-megapixel compact with a 24-100mm F/1.8-4.9 image...

Good AF system, good macro mode, 8fps burst mode, user-definable AF point adjustment

So-so image quality, no manual focus, no RAW files

If you buy the Nikon Coolpix P300 thinking that it can’t get any better then you may be disappointed. Good though the camera is, it’s not quite up there with the larger-sensor (and better image quality) competitors such as the Canon PowerShot S95.

May, 2011

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Nikon Coolpix P300 review


Is Nikon's new premium compact worthy of a place in your pocket?

Small and more than decent in most respects, but a couple of odd choices stop it from being a classic

Apr, 2011

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Nikon Coolpix P300 Review


Small and more than decent in most respects, but a couple of odd choices stop it from being a classic

Nikon’s answer to the Canon Powershot S95 and Panasonic Lumix LX5, the Nikon P300 is a dinky wee camera packing some serious imaging tech. Aimed at the sort of clued-up shutter nutter that knows their

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Natalie Johnson (

Nikon Coolpix P300 review


Nikon's new compact boasts full manual control and a fast f/1.8 lens

Produces some of the clearest images at high ISOs that we've seen from a compact camera ; Images show vivid colours and smooth tonal gradations ; The P300's fast-aperture f/1.8 lens ; Close 3cm focusing distance in macro mode

Macro settings deactivate when switching scene mode, filter option or into/out of Auto ; In auto and a handful of scene modes it favours the highlights and shows a small leniency to underexposing

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Nikon Coolpix P300 (Black) review


The Nikon Coolpix P300 is not an enthusiast compact. It might look like one. And it does have a bright f1.8 ultrawide-angle lens and the manual and semimanual shooting modes that you'd find on an enthusiast compact. But that's about where the...

The Nikon Coolpix P300 has a nice lens, shooting modes for every kind of user, a solid design, and it's easy to use.

The P300's photos look overprocessed when viewed at full size, and performance feels a bit slow.

Snapshooters wanting a little more creative control than the average point-and-shoot offers should check out the Nikon Coolpix P300.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Nikon Coolpix P300 review


With just a few trade-offs, the Nikon Coolpix P300 is as close as a rival gets to the Canon PowerShot S95 in the realm of compact cameras with manual controls. Both cameras distinguish themselves from the pack by targeting discerning photographers...

The Nikon Coolpix P300 is an excellent camera for its price. Its ultimate appeal boils down to how you answer two questions: How valuable are RAW mode and manual focus to you? Next to the Canon PowerShot S95, the Nikon Coolpix P300 holds its own and...

Aug, 2011

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Nikon COOLPIX P300


La Nikon COOLPIX P300 è un'elegante fotocamera compatta dotata di un luminoso obiettivo f/1,8 con zoom 4.2x partire da 24mm (equivalente). Inoltre, il vetro ad alto indice di rifrazione garantisce immagini nitide ed elevato contrasto. Con il notevole...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Nikon Coolpix P300 review


There is much to like about the Nikon Coolpix P300, not least its style, simplicity and fast lens. However, in offering an f/1.8 lens and full manual control it seems an opportunity has been missed by not including raw shooting. Also, the small sensor...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Troy Park (

Nikon COOLPIX P300


A compact camera with the potential to take beginners that step further in their photography

The CoolPix P300 is a great camera for sports and low-light photography that will help beginners progress, it’s just lacking in a few key features that would perfect it

Sep, 2011

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