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Nikon Coolpix 4300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1430 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and portability are overall positive. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and build quality get mixed views. The focus and shutter get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 4300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix 4300

 

Solid ergonomics; plenty of photo fine-tuning options; useful array of automatic modes; versatile battery options; accepts lens converters.

No audio in video mode; many settings hidden in menus.

The Nikon Coolpix 4300 warrants strong consideration by sophisticated snapshooters looking for high quality and versatility at a reasonable price.

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Nikon Coolpix 4300 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: The Coolpix 4300 has what many buyers are looking for in a digital camera, namely a small body and (somewhat) sophisticated controls. Sporting a large grip on the right side, it's easy to operate with one hand (especially if you're...

You can take QuickTime movies without sound; they look sharp and relatively smooth (for 15 frames per second)

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Nikon Coolpix 4300

 

This Nikon is small and sophisticated but has an unfathomable menu system.

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Nikon CoolPix 4300 Digital Camera (Nikon-25507)

 

Novices and experts alike may find the Coolpix 4300's menus aggravating, but few cameras of this size take such nice pictures, or offer as many features.

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Nikon Coolpix 4300

 

The COOLPIX 4300 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4.0 effective megapixel image resolution and a Nikkor 3x zoom lens. It's an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to...

The COOLPIX 4300's compact and lightweight design makes it extremely portable and its ergonomic, easy-grip design ensures easy operation. Managing pictures has never been easier, thanks to features like one-button data transfer and a Small Picture...

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Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 4300 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Camera Operation A small collection of multi-functional external control buttons make the Coolpix 4300's features and operating modes easy to navigate. (Although I do have a couple of minor gripes, which I'll discuss below.) Exposure compensation,...

My final gripe is a pretty minor one, and I actually agree with the philosophy that led to it: The full-manual exposure mode and manual focus options are both rather "hidden" in the user interface, the former by virtue of being buried two levels deep...

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Nikon Coolpix 4300

 

Find out more about the 4300 in our review, which begins now

Excellent photo quality ; Many manual controls ; Good value for a 4MP camera at $499 ; Stunning macro ability ; Support for many add-on lenses ; Nice playback mode

No AF illuminator ; Included 16MB memory card way too small ; Movie mode could be better ; Doesn't support Type II CompactFlash cards

The Nikon Coolpix 4300 is a worthy follow up to its predecessor, the 885. It offers most of the features found on the more expensive Coolpix 4500, including the use of conversion lenses and the macro ring light! Most importantly, the 4300 has the...

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very satisfied after 4 years of intensive use

 

I am using it for more than 4 years. Excellent photos. Resolution, colors, everything excellent. Very well built, I have it with me in every trip + at work. Now I am planning to buy a new one because I need a wide (28 or 24mm) camera.

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"very satisfied after 4 years of intensive use"

 

I am using it for more than 4 years. Excellent photos. Resolution, colors, everything excellent. Very well built, I have it with me in every trip + at work. Now I am planning to buy a new one because I need a wide (28 or 24mm) camera.

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Coolpix 4300 Digital Camera - Dell Only

 

I am using it for more than 4 years. Excellent photos. Resolution, colors, everything excellent. Very well built, I have it with me in every trip + at work. Now I am planning to buy a new one because I need a wide (28 or 24mm) camera.

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Product Specifications

A compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4.0 effective megapixels and a powerful 3x zoom lens, the COOLPIX 4300 is an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality. The camera's core users include everybody from beginners to advanced amateurs. It is ideal for those who want a high-quality camera that takes exceptional pictures. People seeking a deeper experience with digital photography will be attracted to the COOLPIX 4300's portability and image quality. Superb optical performance, a big part of the COOLPIX 4300's appeal, is delivered via a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with an 8-24mm focal range (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm [135] camera format). Its 4.0 effective megapixels provide ultrahigh definition and, combined with Nikon's advanced image processing technology, ensure images of remarkable color, contrast and clarity. Shooting is further simplified by general-use AUTO mode and 12 different Scene Modes, which allow users to capture the essence of every situation and fully experience the fun and convenience of digital photography. The COOLPIX 4300's compact and lightweight design makes it extremely portable and its ergonomic, easy-grip design ensures easy operation. Managing pictures has never been easier, thanks to features like one-button data transfer and a Small Picture function that configures photos specifically for e-mail and Internet applications. The camera comes equipped with all the accessories necessary to immediately start taking better digital photographs. An array of optional accessories - such as an adapter that accepts Wideangle, Telephoto, Fisheye, and other lenses - will further any photographer's journey into the digital world. With so many features and accessories, and a remarkably easy-to-use design, the COOLPIX 4300 both advances the impact of Nikon's successful COOLPIX line and promises to bring the thrill of digital photography to more people than ever before.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):90min

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2in
Height:2.7in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sunset & moon / Text/Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night mode / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sunset & moon / Text

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:4300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:24mm
Min Focal Length:8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Saturation
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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