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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Digital Camera

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16MP 18x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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43 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites endorsed this Nikon camera. This compact camera camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Platinum" award from Buy-n-shoot.com who thought it was superb.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com.

Average Owner Reviews

This Nikon camera has an average owner rating of 77% based on 148 owner reviews.

Good Product Quality

A few Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. 01zesty01 wrote on Amazon “The image result - I think it produces lovely quality images”. 01zesty01 also mentioned “The zoom is also good still providing high quality pictures from a distance”. 01zesty01 also wrote “Room for improvement where other top quality models will undoubtably fill these gaps”.

Good Size

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Nikon COOLPIX S9300 Compact Digital Camera”. Asthmadaze said on Amazon “When compared the performance I got from with my last compact it is very disappointing” in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review nonetheless they scored it 1 stars. Jane mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Best compact camera ever”.

Three Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers agreed that this digital camera was thin. 01zesty01 wrote on Amazon “Its still close, I was used to having a very slim small camera so to most this will be a good size not too bulky” and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 on expert review site Steve's Digicams “During the first half of 2012, Nikon added four new models to their popular S-series of slim, yet sophisticated cameras; with the flagship model being the Coolpix S9300”. Steves-Digicams.com also mentioned “Offers a powerful 18x zoom in a body slim enough to drop in a shirt pocket at 1.5 inches thick”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good size. 01zesty01 scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review on Amazon four years ago “The rear screen is a good size and provides good viewing”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner mentioned that the product was heavy and bulky. Am mentioned on Amazon “Not heavy enough to be an inconvenience” in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner who purchased this digital camera said that it was easy to carry around. Mr M Baines wrote on Amazon “It is also light and easy to carry when you are out I wish that it also had the M S A options, with them it would be excellent” in his review.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Evie400 wrote “Wanted a good camera to go on holiday, this cool pix camera seemed to tick all the boxes at a very good price”. François-Marie Arouet said on Amazon “It takes decent pictures and videos that work on a mac and the price is reasonable” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300. Mr. A. R. Coleman wrote “Apart from that a great, practical and affordable portable SLR replacement” and rated the product as very good.

Some Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was a bargain for the price. David Timson gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “What a great deal”. Mr Melvyn Nunns mentioned “Do not know why I bought this, feels very cheap & has had a number of problems causing me to have to turning the camera off & on again”.

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Nice Design

A few customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert website What Digital Camera “The latest additions at the top of Nikon's S - or ‘Style' - range are aimed firmly at the travel compact market” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 and gave it a score of 4 stars. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “It's available in a number of colours, with the red looking particularly stylish”. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a stylish new travel-zoom compact camera”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who bought it considered that it was neat. Three years ago Am scored the product 4 stars and said “It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300. J. Harrison said “It is a shame as the camera has some neat photo functions & effects”.

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Robust

Some people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9300 wrote that it was well made. 01zesty01 mentioned in their review on Amazon “The thickness only makes the feel of the build better, not top quality”. 01zesty01 also wrote “Definitely lasting and a good build”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “An 18x optical zoom lens, 3 inch screen and built in GPS” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was good at resisting water ingress. One Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewer who bought the Nikon Coolpix S9300 considered that it was strong and durable.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner who bought it thought it was reliable. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 “Speedy autofocus, plus reliable metering and white balance” although they scored it 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

Several people agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. 01zesty01 wrote on Amazon “Ease of use - I found it easy to navigate, easy to take pictures”. Andy the Vinyl Addict said on Amazon “The Nikon Coolpix is a pretty good piece of kit with loads of features, excellent zoom (optical and digital) and easy to use”. David Timson wrote three years ago “Although this was reduced as a new model came out, this was a real bargain, really pleased with it, simple to use and fantastic results” and rated it as excellent.

Several people agreed that the product was easy to use the menus. Countryrose wrote on Amazon “It is easy to handle and easy to negotiate the menu and I would reccomend it to to anyone looking for a point” in their review. John Siewruk said on Amazon “The S9300 is exactly what I wanted - a good zoom range on a wide-angle lens, close-up capabilities and a decent range of ISO settings” and rated it as very good. Mr M Miller said in his review “Great camera have takeing some fab photoes with it got lots of settings too, good zoom”.

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner reckoned that it had a good experience. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The compact Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a good choice for anyone after a pure point-and-shoot experience and a long zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. 01zesty01 wrote “Most importantly for those quick pics I think the shutter speed is very good”. 01zesty01 also mentioned “Overall excellent images”. 01zesty01 also wrote “GPS which produces excellent photos and videos”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review “A 16-megapixel resolution, built-in GPS”. Expert review site Dcresource.com said in their review of this digital camera “A high resolution 3-inch LCD display, Full HD video recording”.

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 was able to produce clear pictures. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “The 18x optical zoom takes it toanother level producing pictures of amazing clarity and detail”.

Two customers considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert review site Ephotozine.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and said “The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is Nikon's top of the range pocket travel zoom and features a 16 megapixel sensor”. Expert website Digit.in wrote “The back-illuminated sensor does a fairly decent job of keeping the noise levels low.”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good ISO range.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good zoom. Amira Haque mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is amazing” in her review of this digital camera. Asthmadaze said on Amazon “I expected the zoom - to be brilliant” in their review of this digital camera. Caitlin Biddulph gave the Nikon Coolpix S9300 a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “It has a fanbtastic zoom, lovely clear photos”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Asthmadaze mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Landscape Panoramas shot on video are all out of focus”. J. Harrison wrote in their review of this digital camera “The auto-focus leaves something (a lot) to be desired! It has trouble focusing both in camera & video mode”. J. Harrison also wrote “Can hunt (not quickly) to find what should be a simple focusing task”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Amazon Customer scored the Nikon Coolpix S9300 5 stars and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review on Amazon “The HD video it takes is also crystal clear”. Amira Haque said on Amazon two years ago “The picture AND video quality is astonishing”. Ashley Walters he mentioned on Amazon “The video quality is very good”.

Good Connectivity

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S9300 reckoned that it had gps. 01zesty01 gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Overall a great camera with HD and GPS which produces excellent photos”. A Goundry mentioned three years ago “It has a gps which I didn't notice in advertising blurb” in their review of this digital camera. Explorer wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 also three years ago “It takes an age to acquire a good enough GPS signal to record the data with the picture.”.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon Coolpix S9300 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Andy the Vinyl Addict mentioned on Amazon “Good camera, plenty of bells and whistles” although he only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Gabor said in their Nikon Coolpix S9300 review “Although there are some nice features of the camera, I am not happy with it” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Four years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote “It has plenty of features if you are looking for that little bit extra in a digital camera” in their review.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who bought the product considered that it had a good screen. Lewis Manners said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 “Really clear screen on the back too” . Four years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It does have a very sharp rear display and a”. In the same month Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Coolpix S9300 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 1080p Full HD movies” and scored the Nikon Coolpix S9300 5 stars.

Good Support

Four people who purchased the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Am said “To be fair, I did get the appropriate instruction manual a week later, after contacting Amazon” . Mr. R. A. Whichelow wrote on Amazon “However the quick start guide that comes with the camera is poor” in their review. Three years ago Mrs M Burrows scored it 80 out of 100 and she said in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 “Would have liked full instructions with it not just quick start up also on/off button could be larger”.

Good Geotagging

One Nikon Coolpix S9300 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good geotagging. Cnet.com mentioned “With increased resolution -- 16 megapixels up from 12 -- and built-in GPS for geotagging your photos”.

Good Flash

One customer who purchased it wrote that it had a good flash. Big Al wrote in their review of this digital camera “I must say I've been pleasantly surprised at its performance - fast shutter speed when required (eg moving objects), good flash and excellent HD video bursts” .

Good Battery Life

Several Nikon Coolpix S9300 reviewers who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good battery life. Amira Haque she mentioned in her review “The battery life has been better than other camera I have owned”. Three years ago Andy the Vinyl Addict said in his Nikon Coolpix S9300 review “From a full charge it lasts approximately 7-8 hours which is absolutely rubbish” nonetheless he scored it 1 stars. Andy the Vinyl Addict also said “My old cameras (Ricohs) had a far better battery life and never let me down (apart from wearing due to old age) I totally regret buying this camera”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was quick to charge. Am wrote on Amazon “It's easy enough to charge within a few hours” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix S9300 has a GPS, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S9300 which do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix S9300 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago which are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6400[plb_1794412_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S3600[plb_2208617_price] which is cheaper.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Olympus XZ-10[plb_1873249_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S9300 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9300 which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], or the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] both from Canon.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix S9300 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9300.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6400[plb_1794412_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Samsung WB150[plb_1682907_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 18 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9300. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] (20x and higher rated), or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] (20x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], and the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] both from Canon which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper; or the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], and the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price] both from Canon which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Crop and Rotating are also found on this camera.

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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 were released around the same time as it.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

The Coolpix S9300 has one of the longest maximum focal lengths (1,800 millimeter) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S9300 the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S9300 that we have checked the JPEG frame rate of, the Coolpix S9300's JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the highest. Digital cameras of this age and type have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S9300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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99 Auto Focus Points

99 auto focus points

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a 99 auto focus point digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S9300 have between 1 and 255 auto focus points.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Coolpix S9300 has a quite high display resolution (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S9300 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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2 USB Version

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

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Supports Thirteen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S9300 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S9300. The ISO speeds "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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 highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is 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 Nikon camera). In addition, this 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S9300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9300. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this 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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Face tracking" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S9300 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S9300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the PowerShot SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], or the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 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 S9300 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 (215 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S9300 have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] (213g and cheaper).

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S9300 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix S9300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S9300.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 97 percent, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S9300. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the field of view range from 96% to 100%.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon Coolpix S9300 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Pricey

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

Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S9300 the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 1,600. At 125, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6. At 3.5, the Coolpix S9300 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

At 0.215 kilograms, the Coolpix S9300 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S9300 range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Coolpix S9300 of 0.4 meters is one of the largest amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S9300. The average closest focusing distance of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.27m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Average Screen Size

The Coolpix S9300 has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S9300.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S9300.

Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a fairly typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S9300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP), or the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (16.4MP) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (18.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S9300 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the WB250F[pl_1585457_price] (5x), the WB150[pl_1682907_price] (5x), or the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x) all from Samsung which is also 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 of a comparable spec and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S9300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S3600[plb_2208617_price] (CCD and cheaper); or the WB150[pl_1682907_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (CCD and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Built-In Processor
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
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(43)
1 October 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is point-and-shoot camera with a powerful 18x optical zoom lens, a 16-megapixel resolution, built-in GPS and full HD 1080p video recording. It's very easy to use but we... Read more…

27 September 2012

The Coolpix S9300 is an 18X-zoom pocket camera with very simple controls, but its image quality takes a big step backward when matched against that of its excellent predecessor...

5 September 2012

For the most part, the S9300 brings nothing particularly new or exciting to the compact camera market but instead offers itself up as a solid and simplified overall performer: a Jack of all trades...

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17 August 2012

These problems, allied with the hefty price of £300/$350, make it hard to recommend the Nikon Coolpix S9300, despite its many strengths. It's especially hard considering the fact that the...

17 August 2012

As a travel zoom camera, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 offers a very compelling zoom range and many great features, including Full HD video, GPS and speedy autofocus, plus reliable metering and white...

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User Reviews

(64)
(Verified Purchase)

Did have to re-order this as the first one was faulty but the replacement is fine and is a great camera.

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Mr. M. W. Patten

Nikon. Still my favourite brand... I have 3 Professional FX DSLR's from Nikon; D4, D800 D5. All are magnificent. Plus I have a D300s that is a workhorse in DX format. As I was a Professioanal... Read more…

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Rama
(Verified Purchase)

NICE CAMERA...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by BYRNE, LARRY
(Verified Purchase)

Currently experiencing problems with trying to keep the battery charged. Not sure what is up. Pictures were good to date...

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Stephen louis thorpe
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera,i,like...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon optical4, nikon optical4x
Barcodes 00018208131426, 00018208131440, 00018208263141, 00018208263158, 00018208263165, 00018208926251, 00018208926275, 00018208926305, 00018208926336, 00182089262514, 00182089262750, 00182089263054, 00182089263368, 05711045276545, 05711045280184, 08033737552544, 08033737552551, 08033737552568

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