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Nikon Coolpix A300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.1MP 8x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon has good reviews for its cameras
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix A300 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix A300 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony RX10 II (£1,029.00) which has better reviews.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix A300 features bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Coolpix A300 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A300 has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix A300 supports direct printing, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix A300 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix A300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix A300 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix A300 supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix A300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have weights of between 110g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g. The Nikon Coolpix A300 is fairly light (only 119 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 2.6h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.4h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.67 hours, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon Coolpix A300 which takes 240 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Coolpix A300 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Ixus 180 (£100.00).

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the SX720 HS (£227.00) (3"), the SX610 HS (£144.00) (3"), or the EOS 1300D - Rebel T6 (3") all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 99 percent, the Coolpix A300 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The average field of view of high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago is 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 20 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 700,000 pixels. The Coolpix A300 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the internal memory range from 19MB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 210MB. At only 19 megabytes, the Coolpix A300 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

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Lens System

Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.7, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. Digital cameras of this age and spec have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 16, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.6.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SX610 HS (£144.00), the Ixus 180 (£100.00), and the SX720 HS (£227.00) all from Canon is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony RX10 II (£1,029.00) (33x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix A300 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 175 (£49.99).

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony RX10 II (£1,029.00) (8.3x), or the Canon SX610 HS (£144.00) (18x) which is also higher rated.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix A300 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikona300, nikon vba300ae, nikon n162756w, nikon vna963e1, nikon vna960e1, nikon n162696w, nikon vna962e1, nikon a300rd, nikon a300sl, nikon 26519
Barcodes 00018208265190, 00018208949144, 00018208949151, 00018208949168, 00018208949175, 00018208949182

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