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The COOLPIX P300 is a powerful compact camera with an incredibly bright lens that delivers beautiful results, particularly when shooting at night or in challenging lighting conditions. The specially crafted NIKKOR lens offers a fast f/1.8 aperture, starts at an ultra-wide 24mm, and employs Nikon’s High Refractive lndex glass to deliver sharp images with high contrast. Combined with a highly sensitive back illuminated CMOS image sensor and full manual controls, this camera offers the creative freedom to capture scenes just as you see them.


The COOLPIX P300 - made for serious photography.


Bright f/1.8 NIKKOR ultra wide-angle 24mm lens

Back illuminated 12.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor

Exposure Modes (P/S/A/M)

Full (1080p) HD movie recording

Key features

Bright, ultra wide-angle NIKKOR 4.2x zoom lens with fast f/1.8 aperture with Nikon’s High Refractive lndex glass. Offers outstanding precision, sharp resolution and high contrast even in low-light. (35mm film-format equivalent: 24-100mm).

Back illuminated 12.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor increases the amount of light that each pixel receives, improving sensitivity and reducing noise for superb performance in any light.

Exposure Modes (P/S/A/M) for greater creative control. Programmed Auto (P), Shutter-priority (S), Aperture-priority (A) and Manual (M).

Full (1080p) HD movie recording with stereo sound: optical zoom and autofocus are available during recording. Boasts an option to film in slow or fast motion using recording speeds of up to 120fps (VGA). Camera features a built-in HDMI connector with HDMI-CEC support for output to a HDTV.

High-resolution 7.5 cm (3-in.) 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. Boasts Nikon’s Clear Color Display technology that reduces power consumption and minimizes reflections, even in bright sunlight.

Fine craftsmanship: boasts classic looks and superior ergonomics that aid purposeful photography by combining secure, stable operation, with manual control, advanced functions and precision optics.

7x anti-blur automatically counters blurred images in seven different ways. Lens-shift Vibration Reduction reduces the effect of camera shake and can be set simultaneously for additional protection. High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots. Dedicated light modes: deliver superb results in any light, even without a tripod: Night Portrait mode delivers beautifully detailed night scenes and indoor portraits. Night Landscape mode lets you shoot sharp images at low ISO. HDR*2 backlight mode offers impressive tonal detail in any situation.

EXPEED C2 image processing system provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.

Easy Panorama 360°/180°: lets you pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.

High-speed continuous shooting (8fps) at full resolution: lets you shoot up to 7 continuous shots at eight frames per second.

Creative Slider: instant retouch and review function. Lets you adjust the brightness, saturation and color tone of the image without the need for a computer.


Technical Specifications

Effective pixels12.2 million pixels
Image sensorType: 1/2.3-in. type CMOS with active cell array; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels:Approx. 12.75 million pixels; Recording pixels: Approx. 12.00 million pixels (4000 x 3000)
LensNIKKOR lens with 4.2x optical zoom; Focal length: 4.3-17.9 mm; Aperture: f/1.8-4.9; Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
Focus range (from lens)Normal shooting: approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at wide angle setting), approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting), approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
MonitorSize: 7.5 cm (3-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 921k-dot; Type: TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-reflection coating, antifouling and water-repellent coating
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 90 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card2 (exFAT compatible, UHS not compatible) 2
Vibration Reduction (VR)Lens shift vibration reduction (still image and movies)
ISO sensitivityISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (4000 x 3000), Auto (ISO 160 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400, 160 to 800)
InterfaceHi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power SourcesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (1050 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62F (option)
Battery life1Approx. 240 shots with EN-EL12 battery
Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx. 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm/4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 in. (excluding projections) 4
WeightApprox. 190 g/6.7 oz. (including battery and SD memory card) 4
MovieHD 1080p: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), HD 720p: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), VGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps); HS movie 15/60/120 fps, no sound)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap AN-CP19, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-69P [NEW], USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16 and ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessoriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-69P [NEW], USB Cable UC-E6, AC Adaptor EH-62F, Battery Charger MH-65 and Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  1. Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C; zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
  2. Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
  3. Setting is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
  4. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.