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Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
alaScore 91

635 reviews

Aug, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 635 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The usability and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical opinions about the contrast and viewfinder. The shutter and focus get mixed comments.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, lens

viewfinder, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix P300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The performance and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the shutter and viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

viewfinder, shutter

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix P300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviews about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and reliability get critical views.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, price

reliability, viewfinder

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Nikon Coolpix P300 (Black) review: Nikon Coolpix P300 (Black)


Nikon Coolpix P300 (Black)

The ; has a nice lens, shooting modes for every kind of user, a solid design, and it's easy to use.

The P300's photos look overprocessed when viewed at full size, and performance feels a bit slow.

Snapshooters wanting a little more creative control than the average point-and-shoot offers should check out the Nikon Coolpix P300.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Nikon Coolpix P300 Review: Big Bang for the Buck


With just a few trade-offs, the Nikon Coolpix P300 ($330 as of July 31, 2011) is as close as a rival gets to the Canon PowerShot S95 in the realm of compact cameras with manual controls. Both cameras distinguish themselves from the pack by targeting...

Excellent low-light photos ; Manual aperture and shutter controls ; Bright F1.8 lens ; Great features for the price

No manual focus ; No RAW shooting mode

The Nikon Coolpix P300 offers great hardware and performance for its price, with an F1.8 lens, manual controls, and a very easy-to-use interface.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Kelcey Smith , Barney Britton (

Nikon P300 Review


After years of relative stagnation, Nikon's P-series is back. The Coolpix P7000, released late last year, now has a little brother - the P300. Both in terms of specification and styling, the P7000 was designed to rival Canon's Powershot G-series, but...

Fast lens on the wide end of the zoom (f/1.8) Very wide 24mm equiv. is great for landscape and indoor shots AF illuminator effective in low light Relatively simple operational ergonomics provide high level of manual control USB charging is convenient...

No 'quick' menu for commonly-accessed shooting settings No control over noise reduction/sharpening At 100%, even low ISO images look 'crunchy' due to noise reduction and sharpening No direct access to ISO or White Balance (you have to go through the...

The market for high-end compact cameras with a small form factor is booming at the moment, which is evidenced in the rash of new releases in 2010-2011. We're certain that, purely because of its styling, a lot of consumers will regard the P300 as a...

May, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (

Nikon Coolpix P300 Preview


Nikon has officially joined the compact low-light powerhouse category, with their all new Coolpix P300. In direct competition with models like Canon's PowerShot S95 (or S90), Olympus' XZ-1, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LX5, and Samsung's EX1/TL500, the P300...

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Nikon Coolpix P300 Review


The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a new pocket compact camera designed to appeal to the keen enthusiast photographer. The P300's most obvious competitors are the Canon PowerShot S95, Panasonic LX5 and the Olympus XZ-1, but unlike all of those models the P300...

On paper the Nikon Coolpix P300 beats its main rivals in most key areas - more megapixels, bigger LCD screen, faster continuous shooting, higher quality video - but the lack of RAW mode, physically smaller sensor and some questionable design decisions...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Main (

Nikon COOLPIX P300


The Nikon COOLPIX P300 is a compact point-and-shoot that fits nicely in any pocket—but it’s not so small that it’s hard to use. It has a nice solid feel, and all the dials are intuitive and easy to operate.

Fast lens; color; sharpness; battery life

Noise at ISO 400

There’s an Easy Panorama setting for taking panoramas in one easy motion, and a Panorama Assist function that gives you a ghosted image on the LCD for lining up the next shot. Both functions work well, but the Easy setting results in a much smaller...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Nikon Coolpix P300 Review


Looking at the specifications for the P300 it becomes fairly obvious why the camera earned a "P" (for performance) designation from Nikon. The inclusion of the backside illuminated sensor is a promising technology in the field of noise reduction;...

Good still image quality, 1080 HD video, Better-than-average ISO noise performance versus conventional sensor, Manual controls, Fast lens at wide-angle

No RAW capability, In camera battery charging standard, No in camera sharpness or contrast adjustment, Controls not optimized for easy shooting setting adjustments

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : By Thom (

Coolpix P300 Review


Is the P Justified? What is it? The Nikon P300 appears to be Nikon's response to the Canon S95 and Panasonic LX-5. Small like the Canon, fast lens like the Panasonic. With a 12mp 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor and a 24-100mm (equivalent) f/1.8-4.9 zoom...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Vic (

Review: Nikon CoolPix P300 digital camera


My first ever camera of any sort was a Nikon CoolPix 800 digicam which I brought along on my honeymoon (this was in the year 2000, by the way) and it's the camera I credit with getting me hooked on photography.

wide and fast (f/1.8!) lens ; full HD 1080p video with stereo sound, plus the ability to zoom while recording ; crisp and sharp LCD display ; dedicated Movie button makes it so easy to jump between photo and video coverage ; useful creative modes and...

actual sensor size lets down the capabilities of the P300′s lens ; battery life passable but not great ; control scheme a little fiddly, not as intuitive as some of the competition ; very strong competition in this price range

These niggles aside, the Nikon is still a very capable camera and any potential buyers will have no cause for regret. It can produce photos far beyond the wildest dreams of my Coolpix 800 from 10 years ago, and some really good video. But the P300’s...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Cybernium (

Nikon Coolpix P300 Detailed Review | Neocamera


Advanced compact with an ultra-bright F/1.8 ultra-wide angle 4.2X optical zoom lens with full 1080p HD video and stereo sound.

Mar, 2011

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