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Nikon Coolpix S4300 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD Dec 2013
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Produce great photos and HD (720p) movies with style near to far with a 6x optical zoom. The COOLPIX S4300 features a large 3-inch Touchscreen for easy feature settings and playback. Sharp images... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Size

A few people who purchased it concluded that it was compact. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a compact digital camera, aimed at beginners” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also wrote “We go hands on with the ultra compact Nikon Coolpix S2600, Nikon Coolpix S3300”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “These compact cameras will be available in a number of colours”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S4300 owners who purchased the product wrote that it was thin. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said “A slim, handsome body, combined with a minimal styling” in their Nikon Coolpix S4300 review. Techradar.com said “The Nikon S4300 is slim enough for most”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Shoot Nikon Coolpix S4300 benefits from a slim body and responsive 3-inch touchscreen” but despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

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Nice Design

Several customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good looking. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “Given the low price and the ubiquitous styling it's tempting to assume that the S4300 is just another midd” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “The S4300 is an ultra-compact point-and-shooter with stylish curves and a touchscreen interface” in their review but despite that they rated it 60 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk also mentioned “A smart design and an elegant touchscreen interface can't make up for basic videos”.

One Nikon Coolpix S4300 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was well designed. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S4300 “The camera is well built and nicely designed, with a well integrated touchscreen”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Easy to Use

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S4300 was easy to use. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review “The Nikon S4300 is an easy to use camera that will make novice photographers feel at home, thanks to the many automatic modes” however they gave it a score of 3 stars. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Activate the shutter is intuitive, an” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One person who purchased it concluded that it had a good interface. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “It looks nice enough and the user interface is easy enough to understand”.

One Nikon Coolpix S4300 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a great choice for anyone who wants to hand over the task of choosing the best settings for any shot to the camera”.

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Good Support

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012”.

Robust

One person who purchased it said that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix S4300 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good lens. Expert website Ephotozine.com said four years ago “The S4300 has Lens shift VR rather than the eVR found on the S42”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. 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 compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Samsung ST90, the Olympus VG-180, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 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 have been available 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.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the 1 J2 (£455.00), and the Coolpix L820 (£143.99) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix S4300 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S4300 also support video recording.

Other digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix L23.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S4300, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1455, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The Coolpix S4300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras of this type and age. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S4300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S4300 ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S4300 is 330MB. With an internal memory of 74 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S4300 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon Coolpix S4300 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S4300. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S4300 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LCD display. 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. The best display of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S4300 is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of this spec and age have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 1,600. The Nikon Coolpix S4300 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 67 out of 100 based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix S4300 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was not noisy. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review “An elegant touchscreen interface can't make up for basic videos and noisy photos”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S4300 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S4300 also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S4300 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S4300 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S4300, the Coolpix S4300 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S4300 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S4300 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S4300.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 3.5, the Coolpix S4300 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Coolpix S4300 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 97 percent, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 has one of the narrower field of view amongst cameras of this age. The field of view of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S4300 range from 96% to 100%.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix S4300 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S4300 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon Coolpix S4300 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The playback modes "Single image" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

At 6.5, the Coolpix S4300 has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S4300. The minimum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S4300 range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 has a relatively typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S4300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Olympus SZ-31 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the IXUS 240 HS (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS (3.2"), or the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (3.2") all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 has a pretty standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including the Olympus SZ-31 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the IXUS 240 HS (16.1MP and higher rated), or the PowerShot A4000 IS (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Samsung ST200F (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S4300.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX240 HS, or the IXUS 500 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9300 (£234.00).

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the G3WP (4.5x and higher rated), or the G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x and higher rated) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S4300 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix S3500 (7x), or the Coolpix S6150 (7x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-WX10 (£84.92) (7x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 139 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S4300.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
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 Lock
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Camera Dimension
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Frame Rate

Expert Reviews

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26 November 2012

When comparing the specifications, the S4300 appears to be a very similar camera to the Nikon Coolpix S4200 , both having 16 megapixels sensors, 6x optical zoom and 720p HD video recording, the...

4 October 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a simple point and shoot camera that does what it's required to do. It records occasions for families and doesn't break the bank doing it. It looks nice enough and the...

25 August 2012

Nikon Coolpix S4300 Digital Camera Review clearly tells us that it has been successful in maintaining the name of company's long history of expertise into the digital photography. This new camera...

16 August 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a style-driven 16MP compact that sits within the middle of the expansive Nikon Coolpix range and retails for around £100. Given the low price and the ubiquitous styling... Read more…

At first glance the S4300 appears much the same as many other S-range Coolpix members: a slim, handsome body, combined with a minimal styling and available in a choice of finishes. Further... Read more…

25 June 2012

The Nikon S4300 is an easy to use camera that will make novice photographers feel at home, thanks to the many automatic modes. However, the absence of any manual control also alienates those who...

25 June 2012

The point and shoot Nikon Coolpix S4300 benefits from a slim body and responsive 3-inch touchscreen. The camera is well built and nicely designed, with a well integrated touchscreen. Using the...

5 April 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a great choice for anyone who wants to hand over the task of choosing the best settings for any shot to the camera. If you'd like to teach yourself more about...

4 April 2012

A smart design and an elegant touchscreen interface can't make up for basic videos and noisy photos...

15 November 2012

Nikon Coolpix S4300 jest nietypowym kompaktem typu ?point and shoot?. Przy cenie niespe?na 500 z?otych oferuje 6-krotny zoomu i 16-megapikselow? matryc?. Zaskoczeniem mo?e by? du?y ekran dotykowy... Read more…

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