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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

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com said that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and techmagnifier.com have rated this Nikon camera on average 74 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Glenn Rodrigues rated it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “Very pleased with the camera, image stabilazer works well at full zoom”. M. Sattar mentioned on Amazon “Very good pictures definitely better than smartphone (I have got LG” and rated the product 4 stars. M. Sattar also said “Recommended for someone who arent looking to spend much and get decent photographs”.

Easy to Use

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

Reasonably Priced

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Ian Russell said two years ago “The item was very good value and delivered bang on time” in his Nikon Coolpix S5300 review. Jamie Falkirk mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S5300 “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” and rated it as excellent. Mr Pepe mentioned on Amazon “This product arrived before the due date and the product is good quality and a nice camera to use, good value for money too” and rated it as excellent.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S5300 was cheap. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Sitting atop the high end of what Nikon calls their "Budget Friendly Cameras" line”.

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Good Product Quality

Six people wrote that it was good quality. Dvz mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Keep in mind it's just for decent quality snap shot's more than anything”. Elizabeth said in her review of this digital camera “It looks fantastic quality, well packaged”. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “It has a decent zoom range, optical image stabilisation, decent image quality and built-in Wi-Fi” in their Nikon Coolpix S5300 review and gave the Nikon Coolpix S5300 a score of 4 stars.

Good Size

Four customers who purchased it concluded that it was compact. Linda Browning wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Looks great small and compact” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S5300 a score of 4 stars. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review “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”.

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 owner considered that it was thin.

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Good Connectivity

Five Nikon Coolpix S5300 owners thought it was wifi compatible. Jamie Falkirk mentioned “This Nikon camera is a cool little number even has wi fi built in takes great photos” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Ephotozine.com rated this digital camera 70 out of 100 and said on expert website Ephotozine “The Wi-Fi makes it easy for you to tr” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site 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”.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Nikon compact cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras built by Nikon.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Good Technical Features

Two customers said that it had good features. Three years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Is a Wi-Fi enabled compact camera which also features a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor”. Ephotozine.com also said “The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has plenty of useful features for what looks like a fairly standard, point-and-shoot camera”.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S5300 considered that it was neat.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was well made.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S5300 reviewer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S5300 had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S5300 mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 supports wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], and the DSC-HX60V[pl_2166574_price] both from Sony or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and spec. 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 the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price], or the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (HC MMC+|MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Sony DSC-H70R[plb_580917_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S5300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S5300.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price], and the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S5300 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. At 6.6, the Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5300.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Coolpix S5300 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5300. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5300.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

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

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of 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 typical of many cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S5300 has a better display than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Nikon camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of a comparable type and age to 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 compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5300.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S5300 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S5300 do have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S5300 do not support video capability. The Coolpix S5300 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Sony DSC-HX60V[plb_2166574_price] or the Sony DSC-H70R[plb_580917_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300 do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix S5300 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S5300 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S5300 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S5300, the Coolpix S5300 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5300 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the 105[pl_377573_price], and the S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5300. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 15s. The Coolpix S5300 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5300.

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Only Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix S5300 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@120fps, which is the most frequently found resolution at capture speed on cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.7, the Coolpix S5300 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5300. The smallest minimum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5300 is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S5300 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S5300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Sony DSC-H70R[plb_580917_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price].

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5300.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5300 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S5300.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price], the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price], or the Canon S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-H70R[plb_580917_price] (CCD and cheaper); or the Canon 105[plb_377573_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix S5300 has a relatively average weight (138 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price] (144g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
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 (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash

1 Award

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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
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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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