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Nikon Coolpix S9300

buy-n-shoot.com Platinum 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning compact camera with average features
Compact 16MP 18x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S9300 number 692 across all digital cameras.
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179 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 179 reviews. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Platinum" from Buy-N-Shoot.com and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is robust and it is fairly priced. However they also report inferior battery life.
The Coolpix S9300 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Quite narrow field of view
Only 200 battery life
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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S9300?

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is 108.7mm wide and 62.3mm tall. It is 30.6mm deep and weighs 0.215kg.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix S9300 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S9300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites liked this camera. This Nikon digital camera received a "Platinum" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com who said it was excellent and website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this digital camera was very good. This camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on 31 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com.

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Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 148 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 77%.

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Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Three owners said that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

18 customers who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Very Good Brand

Based on 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

  • Instead offers itself up as a solid and simplified overall performer…
    Buy-n-shoot.com September 2012
  • This was purchased as a travel camera for my son as there is a reasonably priced underwater housing for this camera so he can use it when scuba diving around the world…
    Pete (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Definitely lasting and a good build…
  • The thickness only makes the feel of the build better, not top quality…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three customers agreed that it was good value for money.

  • This was purchased as a travel camera for my son as there is a reasonably priced underwater housing for this camera so he can use it when scuba diving around the world…
    Pete (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Although this was reduced as a new model came out, this was a real bargain, really pleased with it, simple to use…
  • What a great deal…

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five owners agreed that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three people who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S9300 agreed that it had a good zoom and two owners who bought it thought it had a good autofocus.

  • While healthy competition in the travel zoom compact sector means one can be picked up for a street price around £200…
    T3.com August 2012
  • The zoom is amazing…
    Amira Haque (Amazon) - February 2014
  • With good zoom levels and a respectable pixel range…
    Pete (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Great camera even comments from other people are not good, great zoom and beautiful brightness…
    Ra (Amazon) - July 2013
  • The zoom is also good still providing high quality pictures from a distance…
  • Zoom function is excellent for a camera of this size…
    DVS (Amazon) - July 2012
  • Can hunt (not quickly) to find what should be a simple focusing task…
  • The long zoom works surprisingly well too…
  • Landscape Panoramas shot on video are all out of focus…
    Asthmadaze (Amazon) - November 2012

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was neat.

  • It's available in a number of colours, with the red looking particularly stylish…
  • It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Great camera even comments from other people are not good, great zoom and beautiful brightness…
    Ra (Amazon) - July 2013
  • It is a shame as the camera has some neat photo functions & effects…

Users Report Good Product Quality

Nine people said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people thought it was compact.

  • While healthy competition in the travel zoom compact sector means one can be picked up for a street price around £200…
    T3.com August 2012
  • The body hasn't changed much…
  • It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Not heavy enough to be an inconvenience…
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Best compact camera ever…
    Jane (Amazon) - April 2013
  • Not the cheapest or the most compact.
    DVS (Amazon) - July 2012
  • The rear screen is a good size and provides good viewing…

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix S9300 of 16MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S9300 of 18x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S9300's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S9300's weight of 215g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix S9300 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S9300 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3456|4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1600 x 1200|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S9300's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Coolpix S9300 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S9300 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|960 x 540|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix S9300 features multi-shot function. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S9300's digital zoom of 4x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S9300's field of view of only 97% is in the narrowest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The narrowest field of view of cameras is 1.5%, the widest is 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix S9300 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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3D

The Coolpix S9300 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has an electronic compass. 98% of digital cameras do not have an electronic compass.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S9300 of 450mm is quite long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Coolpix S9300 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S9300 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix S9300 has a night mode. 96% of cameras do not have a night mode.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in December 2013.


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