The Nikon COOLPIX P300 - Crafted for photographic brilliance.
The COOLPIX P300 is a powerful compact camera with an incredibly bright lens that delivers beautiful results, particularly when shooting at night or in challenging lighting conditions. The specially crafted NIKKOR lens offers a fast f/1.8 aperture, starts at an ultra-wide 24mm, and employs Nikon's High Refractive lndex glass to deliver sharp images with high contrast. Combined with a highly sensitive back illuminated CMOS image sensor and full manual controls, this camera offers the creative freedom to capture scenes just as you see them.
Bright f/1.8 lens and 12.2MP back illuminated CMOS image sensor
The COOLPIX P300 is designed to squeeze superb camera capabilities into a highly compact form. At the heart of performance is a specially crafted f/1.8 NIKKOR lens that employs High Refractive lndex glass to deliver sharp images with high contrast. Its fast aperture, 4.2x optical zoom and 24 mm wide-angle coverage* expand creative possibilities. Adding strength in challenging conditions is a back illuminated CMOS image sensor that realises high sensitivity and low noise by increasing the amount of light received by each pixel. * 35 mm format equivalent.
A dedicated mode dial on the top of the camera provides quick access and full creative control over the P/S/A/M exposure modes as well as scene mode selection.
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Made for serious photography
- Bright f/1.8 NIKKOR ultra wide-angle 24mm lens
- Back illuminated 12.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor
- Exposure Modes (P/S/A/M)
- Full (1080p) HD movie recording
Manual settings control lets you realise your envisioned image
A dedicated mode dial on the top of the camera provides quick access and full creative control over the P/S/A/M exposure modes as well as scene mode selection. An independent command dial lets you change aperture settings at will. And special effects available when shooting still photos or movies make it easy and fun to express your creative side.
Bright, ultra wide-angle NIKKOR 4.2x zoom lens with fast f/1.8 aperture
The COOLPIX P300 lens has Nikon's High Refractive lndex glass. Offers outstanding precision, sharp resolution and high contrast even in low-light. (35mm film-format equivalent: 24-100mm).
Beautiful night shots as only a fast lens can deliver
Innovative technologies that help you easily capture beautiful photographs at night range from the advantages of the fast aperture lens, back illuminated CMOS image sensor and highly effective VR image stabilisation functions, to the optimised Night Portrait, Backlighting (HDR) and Night Landscape scene modes.
Full HD movie recording with stereo sound
Record full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound at the press of a button. Operate the optical zoom while recording, or save a still image at any time by pressing the shutter button. And the built-in HDMI mini connector with HDMI-CEC support enables output to your HDTV*. *HDMI cable available separately.
Back illuminated 12.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor
The image sensor increases the amount of light that each pixel receives, improving sensitivity and reducing noise for superb performance in any light.
High-resolution 7.5 cm (3-in.) 921k-dot LCD monitor
With wide viewing angle. Boasts Nikon's Clear colour Display technology that reduces power consumption and minimises reflections, even in bright sunlight.
Boasts classic looks and superior ergonomics that aid purposeful photography by combining secure, stable operation, with manual control, advanced functions and precision optics.
Exposure Modes (P/S/A/M)
The COOLPIX P300 has exposure modes for greater creative control. Programmed Auto (P), Shutter-priority (S), Aperture-priority (A) and Manual (M). The Easy Panorama 360°/180° lets you pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
Lens-shift Vibration Reduction reduces the effect of camera shake and can be set simultaneously for additional protection. Click here for a larger image
Automatically counters blurred images in seven different ways.
- Lens-shift Vibration Reduction reduces the effect of camera shake and can be set simultaneously for additional protection.
- High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light.
- Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement.
- Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.
Dedicated light modes: deliver superb results in any light, even without a tripod:
- Night Portrait mode delivers beautifully detailed night scenes and indoor portraits.
- Night Landscape mode lets you shoot sharp images at low ISO. HDR*2 backlight mode offers impressive tonal detail in any situation.
EXPEED C2 image processing system
The original EXPEED image processing system incorporated all of the accumulated expertise and technologies developed throughout Nikon's long history. Now, the latest evolution of Nikon's renowned system, EXPEED C2, expands the possibilities of photography even further, with enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality. EXPEED C2 maximises sensor performance for clear, life-like images that exhibit vivid colours, reduced noise and smooth tonal gradations for outstanding photos and movies.
High-speed continuous shooting (8fps)
At full resolution: lets you shoot up to 7 continuous shots at eight frames per second.
Instant retouch and review function. Lets you adjust the brightness, saturation and colour tone of the image without the need for a computer.