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Nikon Coolpix W300 Compact Digital Camera - Yellow
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- Pre-AF and Target finding AF
- Creative modes
- Scene modes
- Superlapse and Time-lapse movie
- Glamour retouch
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|Connectivity Technology||Bluetooth; Yes||USB||—||AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB(AV/USB Multi)||Bluetooth; Yes||Wi-Fi|
|Display Size||3 inches||3 inches||2.7 inches||2.7 inches||2.7 inches||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 megapixels||12 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||13.2 megapixels||20.6 megapixels|
|Has Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||11.1 x 2.9 x 6.6 cm||6.6 x 11.3 x 3.19 cm||12.25 x 2.95 x 6.15 cm||10.4 x 2 x 5.8 cm||10.9 x 3.8 x 6.7 cm||3.7 x 11.7 x 7.6 cm|
|Item Weight||230 grams||250 grams||194 grams||125 grams||177 grams||319 grams|
|Max Focal Length||21.5||100||140||100 mm||12.3||128|
|Min Focal Length||4.3||25||28||25 mm||4.1||28|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||12 megapixels||16 megapixels||16.6||14.17 megapixels||21.1 megapixels|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||—||Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||SDXC|
|Special Feature||—||—||—||Waterproof Down to 8 m / 26 ft; Shockproof Up to 1.5 m / 5 ft; Freezeproof Down to -10℃ / 14℉; HD video, Special Modes; Filter effects||water_resistant||—|
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Coolpix W300 easily captures 16 MP photos and 4K/UHD video at depths of up to 30 m without housing. A solid performer on land too, this dustproof compact keeps on shooting in temperatures as low as -10 degree Celsius. And the shockproof body can tolerate drops from heights of up to 2.4 m. The bright Nikkor wide-angle zoom lens gives users the freedom to capture distinctive shots of the action in low light or murky underwater environments. Macro mode will capture close ups of tiny wonders above or below the water. Support for GPS/GLONASS/QZS makes it easy to geotag shots and log journeys. And Snap Bridge connectivity lets users sync photos to a smart device as they shoot, or use the smart device to shoot remotely.
COOLPIX W300 Yellow
Charging AC Adapter (EH-73P)
Lithium-ion Battery (EN-EL12)
USB Cable (UC-E21)
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Share the view. Stay connected via SnapBridge.
Nikon’s SnapBridge lets you keep the Coolpix W300 constantly connected to your smart device via Bluetooth low energy technology. Sync photos to your device as you shoot, without having to reconnect each time. Transfer movies manually whenever you want via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi. SnapBridge connectivity also lets you use your smart device to shoot remotely.
Tough build. Tough performance. Real freedom.
Waterproof to 30 m, shockproof, freeze-proof, and dustproof
With the Coolpix W300 and you can capture photos and video at depths of up to 30 m without housing. A solid performer on land too, this dustproof compact lets you shoot in temperatures as low as -10° C. And the shockproof body can tolerate drops from heights of up to 2.4 m. Get your Advanced Open Water certification, ride those rough trails, and hit the slopes—all without worrying about the camera.
- Deep grip
- Large monitor
- Easy control underwater or when wearing gloves
Nikkor wide-angle zoom lens and CMOS sensor deliver superb images in low light
The sensitive back-illuminated CMOS sensor and bright f/2.8 lens give you the freedom to shoot underwater or in low light. The 5x optical zoom offers a flexible range of 24–120 mm (35 mm equivalent). And the 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom effectively doubles your reach to 240 mm (35 mm equivalent). Macro mode lets you capture extreme close-ups of tiny wonders above or below the water.
Grab ultra-high-definition video and let them know what they’re missing
Easily shoot stunning 4K/UHD 30p footage, or record Full HD (1080p) video on land or underwater. An AE lock helps capture smooth footage as the light changes, which is especially handy when filming underwater. You can save frames as photos when viewing footage in playback mode, and optimise video for sharing on social networks by recording in MP4 format.
Speedy autofocus and vibration reduction deliver fast, steady shooting
The fast autofocus (AF) system with Target Finding AF technology keeps the focus on your intended subject, even underwater or in low light. Subjects snap into focus incredibly quickly, whether you’re taking an underwater portrait of your diving buddy or filming action as the daylight fades. Nikon’s five-axis Hybrid vibration reduction compensates for camera shake so you get steady video footage. Perfect when shooting the scenery from the back of the jeep.
Easily create dramatic clips with the in-camera time-lapse and Superlapse movie
Capture a fast-forward dash along a trail with Superlapse movie. This clever function enables a central subject to be placed in quickly changing scenes and settings. Let the camera create a time-lapse movie clip of the night sky at camp. Or the sun setting over the horizon as you relax on the beach after your dive.
Geotag your shots and log your journey. Support for GPS/GLONASS/QZSS lets you instantly check your position or water depth on the camera’s monitor.
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All the video I shoot, including personal, is 4k, so that's why I wanted a compact waterproof camera that could shoot 4k video. The only real choices were the Olympus TG-5 or the Nikon W300. I knew Panasonic would eventually introduce their own so I waited and waited and yes, it finally arrived, the FT7. These 3 cameras have similar features and prices so check them out. The positives and negatives for me are;
TG5 - Faster aperture lens, poor edge definition, video autofocus issues
W300 - No autofocus issues, poorest edge definition
FT7 - Has an EVF, Lens is not as wide as the others with slower max aperture, sensor packed up to 20mp (are they crazy?), when shooting 4k the view is cropped to 41mm equivalent (a deal breaker for me). Poor edge definition. Really disappointed as I expected Panasonic to deliver the best option.
So the TG5 with video autofocus issues or the W300 with poor edge definition. As I shoot a lot of video good autofocus is critical for me, I'd rather have poor edge definition than the whole picture popping in and out of focus so I chose the W300.
If you aren't bothered about 4k video and a zoom lens then by far the best option is the Sealife DC2000. A 1 inch sensor and far better images than any of the above. You can buy the inner camera without the casing, it's still waterproof to 18mts.
W300 Summary after holiday in Majorca;
Used in program mode with active D lighting set at low. The majority of pics and videos were shot in good light so can't comment yet on low light abilites.
Jpegs are vibrant with pleasing colours
Video (4K) is also good quality and pleasant to watch, way better than 1080p
Image stabilisation is pretty good
Full sensor width is used in 4K, no crop!
The wide end of the lens is 24mm equiv and I found this really useful. Even great for selfies as just pointing the camera back at yourself got the subjects in shot every time.
Autofocus was brill, couldn't catch it out (Target Finding mode, AF-F).
Good output underwater both in the pool and the sea but I didn't test it deeper than 8ft.
Although difficult could see the screen in bright light (display brightness can be increased)
Active D Lighting is useful but anything higher than low appeared too HDR for me.
The Central area of the lens, around 30% of the image is sharp enough, things get progressively worse towards the edges.
For my liking the video has too much contrast, edge sharpening and smoothing.
The optical stabilisation can occasionally have minor jerks with horizontal panning in 4k. 1080p has a hybrid stabilisation option (haven't tried it yet).
Pixel peeping shows a reduction in micro contrast and increase in softness as you move towards the edges of the image. Also appears that some smoothing is taking place even at base iso.
White balance and vibrancy can be adjusted but for me the steps are too big so i eventually ended up back at the standard settings.
So those negatives look like something to worry about but lets put things in perspective;
I'm comparing against what is possible with far more expensive gear
All cameras in this category suffer from the same ills to a greater or lesser extent
Resolution is similar to a 6mp DSLR, sounds poor but actually that's not bad. Back in the day wedding photos were shot on these and no one complained! So there's no way you will achieve proper 4K resolution, however, the 4k video is way better than any 1080p camera.
Contrast and panning issues can be fixed easily in post.
So the W300 is similar to the TG5 and FT7. They all have limitations, that's no surprise given the folded optics and small sensors. So your picture quality will probably not be better than your phone pictures (but phones are pretty good nowadays). However, you have a proper optical zoom lens, you can dump it in the sand, drop it, swim with it, surf with it, dive with it, gorge walk with it, chase the kids around at the pool and the beach, drop it in a rock pool (like my brother in law did with his expensive bridge camera), shoot in the rain and get great shots that you couldn't with any other type of camera. When reviewing the shots I'd taken on this first outing, yes the issues mentioned are there but what surprised me is that they don't jump out at you and don't spoil the party. In fact I am over analytical and most people won't even notice the issues I've raised. I ended up forgetting all that stuff and just enjoyed the pictures. It's a great little waterproof tough camera, easy to use and I am very pleased with it!
Quick tips - apply to all of this type of waterproof camera;
1) Keep the camera cool before taking it into water - a hot lens in cold water means a misted up lens. If it does mist up leave it strapped to your wrist but dangling in the water, it will cool and clear eventually.
2) Get a floating wrist strap - you don't want to lose the camera if it comes off your wrist.
3) Most of the time you take a camera like this into the sea or a pool you will get a film of grease on the lens. Have a dry soft towel or cloth with you to help wipe it off once you're out of the water (make sure there's no sand or grit).
4) When you get home store it with the battery door open, this stops the seal being in a constant state of compression, it will last longer.
If your camera is likely to get bashed about, say when surfing, body boarding, climbing over rocks, getting in/out of a dive boat etc get a screen protector and specifically for the W300 a silicone jacket. Just received mine and it's a good fit. I had one of these on a fuji waterproof camera which I had for years and it easily paid for itself. (It's still working, I gave it to my brother in law who dropped his bridge camera into a rock pool!).
Just spent a week in Cornwall. Unfortunately the fantastic weather this year decided to go away for me so the weather was a mixed bag. This meant plenty of coastal path and cliff walks. I left my normal travel camera at home (a panasonic GX800) so that I could test out whether the Nikon could replace it. The answer is - almost...
The only niggle to add to the comments above is that in certain circumstances the lens will fog....this tended to happen when walking on a mild day with an occasional gusty breeze - pretty normal for a coastal walk. As soon as the lens was pointed into the breeze within a few seconds it would mist up. This could be avoided to some extent by holding the back of the camera into the breeze when walking or putting the camera into a cloth bag or case in between shots. This didn't happen everyday and when reviewing the shots back on the computer it didn't have as much negative effect as I thought it would. (This issue has affected every waterproof camera I've owned so the Nikon isn't unusual in this respect, however I think at such a price Nikon should have at least tried to do something about it). The Olympus TG-5 has an anti fog front element, something similar to double glazing, I don't know if its successful.
On a positive note, I tried the camera in the surf and the video and pictures are great.
Overall, exposure was spot on, colours great, auto focus excellent and a pleasing set of video and pics.
The Panasonic GX800 is now cheaper than the Nikon W300, so if you don't need the waterproof abilities I would recommend the panasonic GX800. It's now available for £299, an absolute steal for such a quality camera that produces fantastic results. I'm lucky, I've got both but if you can only afford one of them and need the beach/waterproof abilities then you won't regret buying the Nikon W300.
Just spent a week touring Scotland and took the W300 as a backup to my GX800. I didn't use it every day but did try it out on Aonach Mor (the mountain next to Ben Nevis), the Old Man of Storr (Skye) and the Steall Falls & Gorge (Glen Nevis). Great pics and video. No problems even in pretty gusty conditions other than at the Steall Falls where the gorge climb opens out to the upper Glen. The air was noticeably cooler which caused the lens to fog slightly. This took around 5 minutes to acclimatise and clear which was frustrating and I had to use the GX800. However, the rain came and the GX800 had to go back into its case while the Nikon saved the day allowing me to capture the end of the walk.
The conclusion is that the W300 is great for outdoor activities and 95% of the time has no issues but that lens fogging can catch you out occasionally and you may miss a few shots.....
What in fact this camera is, is a minor 'evolution' of the old Coolpix AW130. In fact it is practically the same camera. It has the same size and shape, it has the same lens, same zoom, same aperture, same megapixel count, same buttons in the same positions, and practically all the same functionality.
What is different is that it has the ability to do 4K video, and it has a slightly redesigned hand-grip. It also appears to have bluetooth, although why this would be an improvement when it already has wifi connection to your smartphone is debatable. Unfortunately the W300 does appear to gobble up battery power more quickly, only getting 280 shots from one charge compared to the AW130's 370 shots. Finally, the release price of the W300 is £400... The release price of the AW130 two years ago was £280. The minor changes listed above certainly don't justify adding an extra £120 to the list price.
I don't deny that this camera is still one of the best rugged cameras you can buy, with good functionality, and it produces nice photos in good lighting conditions. However, it struggles in any kind of low lighting conditions.
A new numbering scheme (AW130 to W300) implies a revolutionary change in the camera. This is clearly not the case. This is a 'missed opportunity', as Nikon could have made this the 'go to' camera for sports and underwater activities - one which beats all others on the market. I really don't think it has done that.
Things which Nikon could have done, but didn't...
1. Manual control of aperture and shutter speed.
2. Capability to take RAW images (useful for better colour balance & image noise).
3. Larger CMOS Sensor or Lens Aperture (for better low light performance). f/2.0 would be so much better in low light !!
4. Better High ISO Performance. Maximum of 6400 is mediocre these days. Should be max 12,800.
5. Better Anti-Fogging resistance - an occasional problem with the AW130.
Other issues which I would have hoped Nikon would have sorted out before releasing the successor to the AW130, are as follows...
1. The flash is actually lower down on the camera than the lens. This has the very inconvenient effect that flash photos of people taken near a wall always have a shadow of the person's head going above and to the left of their head. It is a bit unacceptable this day and age to have this arrangement. Think of any quality camera, and you will always see that the flash is 'above' the lens, to avoid this shadow effect.
2. The camera doesn't have a 3:2 aspect ratio. It has a 4:3, a 16:9, and even a square 1:1 mode, but no 3:2. This is an unbelievable omission, since most quality / professional cameras have 3:2 as their standard aspect ratio. 16:9 is fabulous for landscapes, but is useless for portraits (since it is too tall & thin). When going around a city (with my AW130), I would find myself switching between 4:3 and 16:9 many times a day, when if 3:2 aspect ratio was available, I would almost not have to switch at all.
I will admit to not owning the W300, but I have had a close look at the specifications, and I am disappointed with what Nikon has come up with. I do need a new rugged camera, and was waiting for the successor of the AW130 to come out. Unfortunately, for the reasons mentioned above, I don't think I will be buying the Coolpix W300. There are other cameras on the market which tick a lot more of the boxes.
One final thing... If you want a camera to take on a scuba dive which goes down to 30 metres under the water, then this (for the moment) is the only standard rugged camera available which doesn't require an specialist dive housing.