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Nikon Coolpix A300
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Nikon Coolpix A300 Digital Camera

20.1MP 8x CCD Feb 2016
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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 19,122 user and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many new cameras. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung MV800 (£49.95) which has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix A300 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year, the Coolpix A300 has an image stabiliser.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many recently released cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A300 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution which is higher than most new digital cameras. Most latest comparable spec cameras have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 20M [5152 x 3864], 10M [3648 x 2736], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200] and 16:9 (14M) [5120 x 2880] and 1:1 [3864 x 3864]. Across all latest similar spec cameras the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Coolpix A300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix A300. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Very Light

The Coolpix A300 is fairly light (only 119 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix A300. The average weight of new compact camera digital cameras is 170g, and the weights range from 98g to 480g.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-W810 (£79.00) (111g).

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many new compact camera digital cameras.

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TFT Display

This digital camera has a TFT display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Thin

The depths of comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last year range from 18mm to 92mm, and the average depth is 33mm. With a depth of only 20.1 millimeters, the Coolpix A300 is one of the thinner comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A300 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A300, the Coolpix A300 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at including the Rollei Sportsline 85 (£54.99).

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year do not have a GPS. The Coolpix A300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the IXUS 180 (£49.99), the IXUS 285 HS (£154.00), or the PowerShot SX540 HS (£271.40) all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year, the Nikon Coolpix A300 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix A300 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A300 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung MV800 (£49.95).

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix A300 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A300 also do not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung MV800 (£49.95), or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year, the Coolpix A300 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Samsung MV800 (£49.95), or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix A300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A300 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.4s and 120s. At only 4 seconds, the Coolpix A300 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A300.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

Digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months have minimum apertures of between 1.8 and 3.8, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. At 3.7, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec digital cameras.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A300

Released Ten Months Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for ten months.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Coolpix A300 has a fairly typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that were released in the last year.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Canon SX610 HS (£201.09) (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Coolpix S6900 (£176.99), or the Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 85 (£54.99) (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A300 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix A300.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX540 HS (£271.40), or the IXUS 180 (£49.99) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Pixpro FZ152 (£89.00) (6x), the Pixpro FZ43 (£54.95) (6x), or the Pixpro FZ42 (£54.55) (6x) all from Kodak.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix A300 has a fairly average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 8x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 175 (£49.99) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon SX610 HS (£201.09) (18x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Coolpix A300 has a relatively average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A300.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the IXUS 180 (£49.99), and the IXUS 175 (£49.99) both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the SX720 HS (£242.03) (3"), or the SX610 HS (£201.09) (3") both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Range
Video
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Direct Printing
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
USB Connectivity

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