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Nikon Coolpix S5300 Digital Camera

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16MP 8x CMOS 4x Jan 2014
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One Industry Award

This compact camera camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who said that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 74 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and techmagnifier.com.

Owner Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100 based on 48 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers wrote that the product was able to produce good images. Glenn Rodrigues mentioned “Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom”. Last year M. Sattar wrote “Very good pictures definitely better than smartphone (I have got LG” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300. M. Sattar also mentioned “Recommended for someone who arent looking to spend much and get decent photographs”.

Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Last year Dvz gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's so easy to use and produce's very decent image's”. Gasassesser mentioned on Amazon “Fast delivery and simple to use”. Polar41 said in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review “Easy to use and light to carry”.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Ian Russell wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 on Amazon “The item was very good value and delivered bang on time” and gave the product an excellent review score. In October this year Jamie Falkirk mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S5300 review on Amazon “Delivered on time as usual from Amazon the seller was spot on so don't leave it too late it's dropped on price at the moment”. Mr Pepe said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 last year “This product arrived before the due date and the product is good quality and a nice camera to use, good value for money too” .

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Imaging Resource.com two years ago “Sitting atop the high end of what Nikon calls their "Budget Friendly Cameras" line”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. In October last year Dvz mentioned on Amazon “Keep in mind it's just for decent quality snap shot's more than anything”. This month Elizabeth mentioned “It looks fantastic quality, well packaged”. Ephotozine.com mentioned two years ago “It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality and built-in Wi-Fi” in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review.

Good Size

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Linda Browning mentioned in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 on Amazon “Looks great small and compact”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “If you are looking for a decent compact point and shoot camera below 10k with good picture quality, enough zoom to capture people at 10 feet” in their review.

One person wrote that it was thin.

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Good Connectivity

Some Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Wi-Fi makes it easy for you to tr” in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review. Two years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is a slim-line wi-fi enabled digital compact camera that also boasts a 16 megapixel CCD, 8x optical zoom” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 and rated it 80 out of 100.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers considered that the Nikon Coolpix S5300 had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “Is a Wi-Fi enabled compact camera which also features a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera”.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewer who bought it considered that it was well made. Jamie Falkirk scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S5300 review on Amazon this year “This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought the Nikon Coolpix S5300 considered that it had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S5300 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price], the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] all from Sony.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price], and the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price], the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], and the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] all from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S5300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], and the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony or the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S5300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5300 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. At 6.6, the Coolpix S5300 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5300.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S5300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S5300.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S5300 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This Nikon camera also supports a video resolution of 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 across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5300. The light metering modes "Matrix" and "Spot" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S5300 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this age and spec. Most cameras that were released 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. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S5300 the display ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S5300 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S5300.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price], the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] all from Sony.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do support video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price]; or the DSC-HX60[pl_2166574_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S5300 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S5300 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S5300 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of this spec and age range from 1x to 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot N[pl_1478196_price], or the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] which has better reviews.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S5300 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 commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S5300. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@120fps, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.7, the Coolpix S5300 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S5300. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5300 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S5300.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Coolpix S5300 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], and the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (CCD) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 138 grams, the Coolpix S5300 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5300.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price] (164g and cheaper) or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (137g and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
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
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(5)

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is a slim-line wi-fi enabled digital compact camera that also boasts a 16 megapixel CCD, 8x optical zoom and dynamic screen for easy use in direct sunlight. With these... Read more…

22 July 2014

Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a great potential to shoot macro shots, portraits, objects in motion and Panorama. Its Image quality is not that great but considering the price it's worth it, still when...

23 April 2014

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera. It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality...

4 February 2014

Sitting atop the high end of what Nikon calls their "Budget Friendly Cameras" line, the Coolpix S5300 is the successor to last year's Coolpix S5200 and boasts a few notable upgrades.Moving up to... Read more…

6 August 2014

Mit der Nikon Coolpix S5300 zeigt sich im Test eine flotte, aber nur bedingt überzeugende Automatik-Kamera. An der S5300 können Autofokus und Serienaufnahme durch hohes Tempo punkten. Doch an...

Fast Autofocus
99 focus points
Easy to operate
Built in WiFi
Viele Motivprogramme
Focus hunts at maximum zoom
Shorter battery life
Detailtreue schwach
Rauschen stark
Schrfe am Bildrand

User Reviews

(19)
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera but the only downside is that the recording function does not have good quality sound so not good for videos...

Reviewed 20 June 2016 by Glenn Rodrigues
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 by Elizabeth
(Verified Purchase)

I cannot wait to try this. Not yet charged as only just been delivered. But it looks fantastic quality, well packaged. I have a couple of Coolpix cameras, different models to this one, and they... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Mr. Myles
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a gift, but the receiver is very pleased with the camera.

Reviewed 15 February 2016 by Jamie falkirk
(Verified Purchase)

This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos and videos olso it's very slim and neat would fit in your top shirt pocket or purse it's not bulky or heavy... Read more…

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