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Nikon Coolpix P330
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Nikon Coolpix P330 Digital Camera

Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
12.2MP 5x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- Back-illuminated 12 MP CMOS sensor (1/1.7-in.): with each pixel receiving more light, this large, highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to deliver clear shots in any... More
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41 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The editors of Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both wrote that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The reviewer at Techradar said that concluded that they would endorse this Nikon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 78 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 105 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 82 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Two years ago Cinemaniak said “The video feature, perfect” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review and scored the Nikon Coolpix P330 very highly. Clark Kent mentioned “The video is outstanding”. Fengnian Tian gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “Who will change the ISO frequently at one place?The video is OK” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 owners wrote that the Nikon Coolpix P330 had a good lens. Al D said in his review of this digital camera “The lens is very fast w/ F1.8 at 24mm for indoor shots without flash” and scored the product 5 stars. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Fantastic Leica lens as well” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “F1.8 sounds like a fast lens.”.

Four Nikon Coolpix P330 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Both boot and focus times are very good”. Nicole mentioned in her review “I tried turning everything possible off (I assumed it was the auto focus motor making the noise” yet she only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Sailorboy414 said on Amazon “So far I am impressed with speed of focus, excellent macro, great low light capability” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. Ct mentioned “So, instead of exchanging it for one with a functioning digital zoom, I simply returned it” in their review of this digital camera. Medc wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “The f-stop goes up pretty fast when you zoom.” and scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Dpreview.com wrote “These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by offering much better image quality, useful zoom ranges and the a” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Al said on Amazon “As it turns out, at least in my opinion, this has a tad more clearer, sharper images than the P340, so that's why I kept this one” in his review. Al also mentioned “I highly recommend it as the wifi is a minor sacrifice to give up for consistently crispier images”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Something in a small package that could give near enough decent pictures bigger cameras can produce” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review.

Several people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The litmus test is low light with no flash” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Low light capabilities make it great in museums”. Lectrolink rated the product 4 stars and said “This last one has proved useful handheld in low light”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Lectrolink mentioned on Amazon “Printed larger than 8 x 10", definitely shoot full resolution” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Lectrolink also wrote “Shooting JPEG, even in good daylight at lowest ISO (80), you can still see JPEG artifacts at high magnification on the computer monitor”. Medc said “There are some awesome features like shooting 60 frames at one push of the button” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review and rated it 5 stars.

A number of people considered that it had a good ISO range. C. Martin mentioned “ISO 400 looks great”. Two years ago Fengnian Tian said in their review “Nice! Only the ISO is a little bit difficult to change.” and gave it an excellent review score. Three years ago Michael C. Jackson said “Restrict them so greatly? Even an "easy ISO" mode or SOMETHING would have been better than the "nothing" they do most of the time” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Amazon Customer said “I've gotten much better results with similar sensor sizes from a Lumix”. Lectrolink scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “No one expects it to be as good, since the P330 has a much smaller sensor”. Michael C. Jackson mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “Close what I have been looking for - A reasonably high quality sensor, great wide angle, some advanced controls, good in low light for the class” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

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Good Support

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Ken Dahl said on Amazon “The P330 is the only pocket digital camera that makes manual operation practical” in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review. Ken Dahl also wrote “Every serious photographer has to resort to manual now and then”. Levi rated this digital camera 4 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “For being a compact camera, I'm glad there's Manual mode to adjust shutter”.

Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Al D wrote “Best compact, very fast lens, great Macro ability”. Al D also said “This is an great compact camera for folks who want to use manual camera settings along with the automatic modes”. Al D also mentioned “The images have better detail than any other compact camera I've used”.

Four Nikon Coolpix P330 owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was a good body shape. M. Moore wrote on Amazon “As soon as held the P330 I instantly could tell the body was a different material” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “Comes in a rugged body that could take a few knocks; yet it weighs a modest 7.1 ounces with SD card a”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good weight. Christina she said “My favorite is the 1.8 aperture.I captured some awesome night pics in Bora Bora! Great weight and size”.

A number of customers concluded that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was easy to carry around. Jenny Hwajin Lee said “I just love it! Light, easy to carry around and pictures are just great”. Joonha Lee wrote “I give this camera 5 stars because it's compact, easy to carry and takes amazing pictures at night” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review.

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers considered that this digital camera was good structurally. Todd R Gregson scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “The build construction is very good”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 owners said that the Nikon Coolpix P330 had gps. Three years ago Cameron rated this digital camera as very good and he wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “GPS feature is a nice touch”. Chris Newman wrote in his review “GPS nice addition” . Mark B. wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review “As for the GPS function, sure it really uses up the batteries.” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

A few people said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Levi wrote “Regarding the p340, I believe the only difference is the built-in wifi, more scene options, tenths of ounces lighter, etc” in his review. Mark W mentioned in his review on Amazon “Build is good and Optional Wifi is a plus” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. St wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “This is not a big deal for some until you actually start to use a camera that has WIFI built-in--especially convenient when traveling” .

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Good Product Quality

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was good quality. Al mentioned on Amazon “Super quality camera!”. Amazon Customer wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon three years ago “Huge image quality from a tiny camera”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Image quality is sharp”.

Easy to Use

Eighteen Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. Cinemaniak wrote “If you learn how to use it correctly”. Ct mentioned on Amazon “And in this camera it bothered me more as it's purpose was to have it handy at a moments notice”. Dmitri Toptygin wrote “It is convenient and easy to use for a non-professional”.

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Clark Kent wrote “We both are amazed at the menu system and the wide number of options it offers, especially for a compact cam” and rated the Nikon Coolpix P330 as very good. Lectrolink wrote on Amazon “It has an impressive array of settings and controls including GPS, wifi capability” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330. Lectrolink also mentioned “However, there was a more visible difference between Normal and Fine quality settings”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was easy to handle. Michael C. Jackson said on Amazon “It had EXTREMELY rapid handling - assigning white balance to one control” in his review. Two years ago Starla D Reynolds said in her review on Amazon “Handles and feels awesome” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Keith in Dallas wrote on Amazon “Comfortable to hold - Very light weight making it more comfortable in a pocket” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Some people considered that it had good features. Two years ago Benjamin wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “Great features” although he only gave the product a score of 2 stars. Donald Garcia wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “Good for me with plenty of features to keep me happy” and gave it an excellent review. Hollis wrote in his review “Very nice features and programs for a pocket camera”.

Nice Design

A few Nikon Coolpix P330 owners agreed that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was good looking. C. Martin said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Skill, you will get gorgeous handheld low-light photos out of this camera”. C. Martin also said “You lose some sharpness with Nikon's default noise reduction processing, which is pretty aggressive”. Dennis Bean he said in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review “Nice looking and works well”.

Two Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was a good design. Levi said in his review of this digital camera “It also has a square-ish design rather than rounded” . Expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review “Despite its slim design and compac”.

One person who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P330 concluded that it was smooth. One person who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was well designed. P. Ramsey rated it as excellent and mentioned “Say that the whole body of the camera is well designed and feels quite solidly built”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Sergejf mentioned “The ergonomics are also excellent and manual shooting allowed us to took nice photos of the Northern Lights in Iceland”.

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Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Camera feels solid, I thought it felt better than Coolpix P330” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review. Chris Newman said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 on Amazon “Small and well made”. Chris Newman also mentioned “I'm happy with this well made and good looking camera”.

A few customers who bought it thought it was strong and durable. Michael C. Jackson rated it 80 out of 100 and he said “The build quality is also excellent - This seems as if it will be a very durable camera”. Ravi Venkatarama wrote on Amazon “Sturdy and slips easily into pocket” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars. Sergejf said “I own a Ricoh GR and I appreciate the more robust construction, richer sensor, higher ISOs, longer exposure time” in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review and rated it 5 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Michael K. mentioned “The Canon A620 was great until it broke” in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review.

One person who purchased it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. William S. said on Amazon “In the meantime I have just bought a Panasonic Lumix "Tough" camera that is waterproof, shockproof” in his review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon Coolpix P330 a rating of 4 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

A few customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was good value for money. Al D mentioned three years ago “The close up shots alone justify the cost of this compact camera”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in the same month “Maybe it was the $650 price tag”. Amazon Customer also said “If you're looking for a compact camera as your primary or DSLR backup in this price range - I recommend the Nikon”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. C. Burns said “The body of the camera felt cheap since it was plastic, compared to the metal bodies of the Powershot cameras” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 but despite that they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100. C. Martin said “Lame! On balance, if you are patient enough to deal with the barely functional UI, you will be rewarded with exceptionally good low-light performance”. Dan Yang rated the product as excellent and he said in his review on Amazon “Good deal!”.

Two people mentioned that the Nikon Coolpix P330 was cheap. Hw wrote on Amazon “My advice is to buy a second battery (inexpensive!”. Mark B. wrote “The third-party ones are inexpensive and they charge relatively quickly if you buy a cheap external charger”.

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Good Flash

Several Nikon Coolpix P330 owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. Cinemaniak said “1) The correct flash to subject distance for ultimate flash coverage” . Dimashqi2020 wrote three years ago “It would be over exposed with dark backgrounds, if no flash, then the picture is grainy or dark” . Dimashqi2020 also mentioned “5- Too intense of a flash, which is not helpful in most family pictures”.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good screen. Classical Recording Collector mentioned in their review “The 3 inch screen is bright and sharp”. P. Ramsey scored the Nikon Coolpix P330 5 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P330 review on Amazon “The display is bright and can be seen under sunny conditions when used”.

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer who bought the product said that it was mirrorless. Jenny Hwajin Lee said on Amazon “This camera, nikon one is almost as good as my fancy mirrorless camera”.

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Good Battery Life

Some people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Hollis mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review “The battery has enough power to last all day” . Three years ago P. Ramsey rated it as excellent and mentioned “My only gripe is the battery door.” in their review. Yper mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 “The battery drains out very fast compared to my wife's old camera Lumix LX6.I could have given it 2 stars or less.” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few customers thought the product was noisy. Chris Newman said “Noise levels seem low at 400 ASA I have not tested at higher ISO's” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Fengnian Tian said on Amazon “It still can focus on the target without opening the flash lamp! Of course, there are some noise on the picture” in their review. Pat mentioned “It takes a clearer photo and has much less background noise for portrait type stills than the Panasonic Lumix point & shoot cameras I'd been using” in his Nikon Coolpix P330 review.

Good Exposure Control

One Nikon Coolpix P330 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P330 wrote that it had good exposure controls.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix P330 has a GPS, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330 which do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras with a GPS to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix P330 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3D compatible digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price], and the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] which has better reviews; or the WB250F[pl_1585457_price], and the WB250F[pl_1585457_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P330 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P330 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Coolpix P330 is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Nikon camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Coolpix P330 has a very long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix P330 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The Coolpix P330 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of cameras of this age and spec is 4,500.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras of this age and type range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix P330 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P330 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P330 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix P330 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix P330.

Across similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix P330 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolution of 960 x 540 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix P330 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this type and age is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 1.8, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a very small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P330 is 1.3, the largest is 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix P330 has a very small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P330. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (4x), the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (4x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years support video recording, however the Coolpix P330 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P330, the Nikon Coolpix P330 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the Lumix DMC-GF6[pl_2147371_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix P330 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P330 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 200 grams, the Coolpix P330 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330 amongst cameras of this age. The weights of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P330 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (174g and cheaper), or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (184g and cheaper).

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Not Cheap

The price range of digital cameras of this age and spec is from £29 to £293. We think that this Nikon camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix P330 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Nikon Coolpix P330 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P330. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.76 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P330 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P330. The total megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix P330 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 15 megabytes, the Coolpix P330 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix P330. Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P330 have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Coolpix P330 is a nine auto focus point camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type have between 1 and 255 auto focus points.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Nikon Coolpix P330 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 120 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Playback Mode

The Coolpix P330 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Coolpix P330 has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P330

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix P330.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix P330 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix P330.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix P330 has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix P330.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (18x and higher rated), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (20x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix P330 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix P330 has a pretty typical megapixel count (12.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix P330.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price] (16MP), or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] (16.1MP) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (16MP) 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
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
Auto Focus Lock
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
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
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

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Expert Reviews

(38)
26 November 2013

With smartphones taking over the low-end compact camera market, manufacturers have been striking back with feature-rich top-tier compacts. These cameras out-perform the smartest of phones by... Read more…

5 September 2013

Digital Life News Technology News Cameras DateSeptember 5, 2013 (1) Read later This 12.2-megapixel compact camera has a 24mm-120mm image-stabilised lens, all fitted into a pocket-size... Read more…

5 September 2013

This camera is brilliant. Like its sibling, the larger P7700, it goes to the top of the compact camera rating list. Highly recommended. And the local price is in line with the US price...

1 August 2013

High image quality, even better videos and competitively priced, but performance is a letdown...

29 July 2013

Well, there aren't too many negative aspects that might keep you away from getting your hands on Nikon Coolpix P330 Point and Shoot Camera. With 12.2MP sensor with 5x Optical Zoom Nikkor lens,...

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User Reviews

(105)

I bought this camera from Adorama, but I'm so strongly negative on it that I felt compelled to review it here on Amazon... No auto-rotate... Have fun rotating all your images if you decide to... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by LENARD K.
(Verified Purchase)

Fast shipping and as advertised...

Reviewed 18 February 2016 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, excellent macro for the price, but the refurbished one i purchased has a problem with the card reader just not reconizing any card whenever it wants. started happening after the 90... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Doyenman
(Verified Purchase)

The camera is an "import model" Nikon...

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Ordered mine used, but couldn't be happier with it. Looks new to me - no noticeable cosmetic flaws. It has worked flawlessly so far. Love option to get RAW files from such a small package. Low... Read more…

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