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Nikon Coolpix W300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Nikon Coolpix W300. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The low light performance and optics get negative comments. Comments about the size and screen are different.

portability, usability, durability, image quality, performance

optics, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix W300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon Coolpix W300


Nikon has announced the Coolpix W300 for summer 2017. A compact and rugged lifeproof-style point-and-shoot camera, Nikon describes the W300 as more of a refresh from last year's Coolpix AW130.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Nikon Coolpix W300 test photos


Nikon Coolpix W300 sample photos : Last week, Nikon introduced a new digital compact camera for the adventurer. The Nikon Coolpix W300 is designed to withstand almost all weather conditions. The W300 is ideally suited for an active outdoor life and the...

As soon as we receive a Nikon Coolpix W300 review copy we will put this new compact camera to a comprehensive test. In the meantime Nikon published some sample photos taken with the new Coolpix W300 camera, so you can check out the image quality...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Nikon Coolpix W300 waterproof digital camera


Nikon Coolpix waterproof 4K digital compact camera : Nikon releases the 16 megapixel Coolpix W300 camera. The Nikon W300 is waterproof to 30 meters, can withstand the shock of falls from as high as 2.4 meters, and offers 4K Ultra HD movies. The Nikon...

Support for 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) / 30p movie recording allows users to enjoy shooting movies with outstanding image quality. Further, exposure can be locked (AE lock) with underwater recording, achieving imaging expression with exposure as intended,...

May, 2017


Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Nikon Coolpix W300 Review


Though it’s not the cheapest example at a manufacturer’s suggested £389.99, the all weather, JPEG-only Nikon Coolpix W300 is in our opinion one of the best in its class, if we’re talking pocket sized, ruggedized action-come-travel cameras.

Aug, 2017

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Nikon W300 Review


The Nikon W300 is a rugged compact camera designed to excel during adventures where you leave the mobile phone at home. The camera is waterproof down to 30m/100ft, freezeproof to -10C/14F, dustproof, shockproof to 2.4m/8ft and even tracks your altitude...

The Nikon Coolpix W300 will be available in the US from summer 2017 in red, yellow and orange color schemes, with a suggested retail price of US$389.95.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Nikon Coolpix W300 Review: Best Deep-Diving Waterproof Camera


Overall, the rugged and waterproof Nikon Coolpix W300 will provide most shooters with the tools they need to take good to very good quality images or video in most situations. Some advanced users, though, will miss certain higher-end features, such as...

Versatile and easy to use ; Intriguing variety of video modes, including 4K-resolution video and time lapse ; Clearly marked and responsive controls ; Waterproof to 100 feet

Struggles in low-light situations ; Lacks full-manual mode ; Wireless connectivity isn't intuitive

Nikon's waterproof camera can dive as deep as 100 feet, twice as far as the competition.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nikon Coolpix W300


Nikon's latest rugged compact is solid if unspectacular. Nikon Coolpix W300.

Tough, waterproof construction ; Simple operation ; Built-in GPS ; Strong image quality in good light

Reflective screen ; No option to shoot in RAW ; Not as strong as rivals in low light

Toughly built and a decent performer, but there’s no compelling reason to buy this over the superior Olympus TG-5 – except if you’re a diver, perhaps.

Jul, 2018

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Nikon Coolpix W300 review

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Boasting one of the deepest water ratings, the Nikon Coolpix W300 is a waterproof camera that aims to replace the older Coolpix AW130. It brings some new improvements, such as 4K video and an updated grip, but what is it like to use and how does the...

Aug, 2017


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Nikon Coolpix W300 Review


We review the Nikon Coolpix W300 - the underwater camera from Nikon, with 4K video recording and a 5x optical zoom lens.

If you’re looking for a point and shoot waterproof camera, with 4K video, then the Nikon Coolpix W300 fits the bill. The W300 is also waterproof down to 30 metres, more than any other compact camera, without the need of an external waterproof case.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone:Y
Voice recording:Y


Battery Capacity:1050
Battery life (CIPA standard):280
Battery recharge time:2.33
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL12
Battery voltage:3.7
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC
Video recording time:60


Camera file system:DCF,Exif 2.3
GPS (satellite):Y
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Tripod mountable:Y
Tripod mounting supported:N / Y
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent


Color of product:Black / Camouflage / Red / Yellow
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Shock resistant:Y
Waterproof up to:1181.1


Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):3.07
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:97
Second display:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N


Flash modes:Auto
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 177.2
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 204.7


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range (wide):0.01 / 0.01 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.5 / 0.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 / 0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2 / 5
Focal length range (f-f):0.169 - 0.846
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/10
Maximum aperture number:4.9 / 8.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.72
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Internal memory:473 / 99
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):16M (High) 4608 x 3456, 16M 4608 x 3456, 8M 3264 x 2448, 4M 2272 x 1704, 2M 1600 x 1200, VGA 640 x 480, 16:9 12M 4608 x 2592, 1:1 3456 x 3456
Total megapixels:16.79

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:25

Technical Details



HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps / 640x480@25fps,640x480@30fps,1280x720@25fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160



Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):8.15