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Nikon Coolpix A300
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Nikon Coolpix A300 Digital Camera

20.1MP 8x CCD Feb 2016
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12 Reasons For

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. 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.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type across all compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

The worst sensor type across comparable types of digital camera is MOS.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix A300 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last year also support wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A300, the Coolpix A300 has an image stabilizer.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix A300 has a higher image resolution than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most recently released similar spec cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Compact cameras that were launched in the last year maximum image resolutions range from 4608 x 3456 pixels (worst) to 5184 x 3888 pixels (best).

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix A300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Coolpix A300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A300. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix A300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all new similar spec cameras.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix A300 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other new compact cameras also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II[plb_3308936_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix A300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon Coolpix A300 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other latest digital cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix A300 is not waterproof. Most of the other recently released compact cameras are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Nikon Coolpix A300 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix A300 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix A300 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year also do not support video capability.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix A300 is more than most latest similar spec cameras. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix A300.

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Only Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Coolpix A300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Tracking Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on new digital cameras. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Contrast Detection Auto Focus" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Coolpix A300 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other new compact cameras. The slowest camera shutter speeds of new comparable spec digital cameras range from 0.4s to 120s.

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Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The smallest normal focusing range (wide) of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A300 is 0.05m and the biggest is 1m. At only 0.5 meters, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has a quite small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A300.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.7, the Coolpix A300 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of recently released digital cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 3.8.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A300

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this Nikon camera was released.

Average Megapixel

The Coolpix A300 has a pretty typical megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec cameras.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (20.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A300 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], and the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Pixpro FZ152[pl_3584864_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x) both from Kodak.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a relatively standard optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A300.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price] (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a pretty standard weight (119 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix A300.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Direct Printing
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Version
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network

Product Identifiers

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