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Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
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A fully featured and award winning compact digital camera, with a platinum award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 16MP 18x Yes Dec 2013
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Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S9300 number 706 across all digital cameras.
88
Reviews
240 Reviews + 3 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 240 reviews. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Platinum" from Buy-N-Shoot.com and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica 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 digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is robust and it is easy to use. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The Coolpix S9300 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Explore new horizons
Power and portability
Incredible reach and versatility
Superb low-light shooting
Where have you been
Memories in motion
Add your personal touch
Capture fast moving subjects
Panoramas at the touch of A button
Brilliant framing and sharing
A wider tonal range

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

32
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
63
Landscape Photography
Good
52
Everyday Photography
Average
44
Sports Photography
Mediocre
64
Wildlife Photography
Good

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 Summary

Three Industry Awards

This Nikon camera received a "Platinum" award from review site Buy-N-Shoot.com and the author at website PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

The writer at one more expert review site thought that this digital camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 72% based on 31 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com.

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Average User Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 78 out of 100 on average.

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Users Report Poor Battery Life

Three customers who purchased the product thought it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

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

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 40,636 owner and expert reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three owners 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 Easy to Use

Five customers thought this digital camera was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three owners considered that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three customers thought the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six owners reckoned that the product had a good zoom and two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera 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
  • 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
  • Zoom function is excellent for a camera of this size…
    DVS (Amazon) - July 2012
  • The zoom is also good still providing high quality pictures from a distance…
  • The long zoom works surprisingly well too…
  • Landscape Panoramas shot on video are all out of focus…
    Asthmadaze (Amazon) - November 2012
  • Can hunt (not quickly) to find what should be a simple focusing task…
  • The zoom is amazing…
    Amira Haque (Amazon) - February 2014

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money.

  • Fantastic camera, price was great too…
  • Arrived super fast, great quality, great price! Thanks! Quality made product, will last for a long time These are adorable! Love them! Good quality for the price Works great, just have to trust it…
  • You can't do better for the price…
  • 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…

Users Report Nice Design

Two people agreed that the product 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 Excellent Product Quality

10 people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S9300 concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners agreed that the Nikon Coolpix S9300 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…
  • Best compact camera ever…
    Jane (Amazon) - April 2013
  • Not heavy enough to be an inconvenience…
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • It's neat, looks good, is heavy enough to feel "substantial".
    AM (Amazon) - November 2013
  • Not the cheapest or the most compact.
    DVS (Amazon) - July 2012
  • The rear screen is a good size and provides good viewing…

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in December 2013.

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix S9300 of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 48% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S9300 of 18x is bigger than 69% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Coolpix S9300 of 3.5 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Coolpix S9300 of 3,200 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 64% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S9300 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon Coolpix S9300's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 52% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Coolpix S9300 of 215g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 50% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Electronic Compass

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

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 of 1,800mm is longer than 99% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 of 25mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 66% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Coolpix S9300's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 31% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix S9300 features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix S9300 of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 72% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only 200 Battery Life

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Coolpix S9300 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Coolpix S9300 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 66% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S9300's maximum aperture number of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S9300 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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3D

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

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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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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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The narrowest field of view of cameras is 92%, the widest is 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Coolpix S9300's field of view of only 97% is narrower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is narrower than 88% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has a night mode, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a night mode.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Coolpix S9300 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 of 0.215kg is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 72% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 0.095kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.24kg.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S9300 supports Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other cameras, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 does not have a video out. 100% of cameras do not have a video out.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon vma921e1, nikon 26316

Barcodes:

00018208131440, 00018208263165, 00018208926251, 00018208926275, 00018208926305, 00018208926336, 00182089262514, 00182089262750, 00182089263054, 00182089263368, 05711045276545, 05711045280184, 08033737552544, 08033737552551, 08033737552568

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