Nikon Coolpix S3300 / S4300 / S6300 / S9300

February 1, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | 2 Comments |
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Nikon has updated its S series of digital compact cameras with four new 16-megapixel models. The range-topping Coolpix S9300 ($349.95 / £299.99 / €354.00) features a 25-450mm equivalent VR lens, a built-in GPS module and Full HD video recording. The slim Nikon S6300 ($199.95 / £179.99 / €212.00) bundles a 10x optical zoom with a compact body and VR technology, Easy Panorama mode and Full HD movies. The Nikon S4300 ($169.95) is a touchscreen model with a 26-156mm equivalent lens, Vibration Reduction and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System on board. Finally, the Nikon Coolpix S3300 ($139.95) is the most affordable model in the range, with 6x optical zoom, Vibration Reduction, 19 scene modes and 720p video.

Nikon UK Press Release

Zooming ahead in the style stakes: Nikon COOLPIX S9300 and S6300

COOLPIX S9300: £299.99 / €354
Sales start date: 15th March 2012
COOLPX S6300: £179.99 / €212
Sales start date: 16th February 2012

London, UK, 1st Feb 2012 - Nikon today announces two new high zoom compact cameras that are perfect for travel, sports events, music concerts and more. The slimline COOLPIX S9300 captures detail, thanks to a NIKKOR 18x optical zoom lens, a back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, lens-shift vibration reduction, Full HD movie recording, 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) LCD monitor and built-in GPS. The colourful COOLPIX S6300 packs in a NIKKOR 10x optical zoom lens, a back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, lens-shift vibration reduction and Full HD movie recording.

“The COOLPIX S9300 and S6300 are high performance, stylish cameras that are ideal for capturing your adventures when you’re on the move,” comments James Loader, Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK. “Whether shooting stills or Full HD video, these new super-zoom COOLPIX cameras will capture the scene in vivid detail and the added features such as Auto HDR mode and 3D capability are bound to impress creative photographers.”

Class-leading zoom: the COOLPIX S9300
Behind the slimline (30.6mm at its widest part) body of the COOLPIX S9300 lays a wealth of cutting-edge technology that sets this 16-megapixel camera apart. Perfect for use in any situation, its NIKKOR 18x lens (25 – 450 mm coverage) captures distant action or candid close-ups with ease. Meanwhile, lens-shift vibration reduction enables sharp results and a steady image on the 3” high resolution (921k dot) LCD screen with clear colour technology, making it easy to frame shots.

An innovative recording function lets budding movie makers shoot film clips, pause and then continue filming, and the camera will create one movie file for smooth playback. Easy Panorama function lets you pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas. Built-in GPS capability lets you tag your photos at any time, or track your route on the move.

The COOLPIX S9300 comes in four colours: Red, silver, black, and blue.

Bright and beautiful: the COOLPIX S6300 high zoom
Offering the perfect blend of sophisticated style and high-tech brilliance, the COOLPIX S6300 is the chic choice for those who want a camera that is easy to use and ideal to carry round. With a distinctive portable design it is perfect for taking anywhere. The NIKKOR 10x optical zoom captures unforgettable moments with ease, from wide-angle group shots to stunning close-ups, and the backlit CMOS image sensor delivers brilliant detail and clarity, even in low light.

For those who want to have fun with their photography, the COOLPIX S6300 comes equipped with 3D shooting capability. This dedicated 3D shooting mode combines two images taken from different positions to create a 3D image that can be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers. Fun in-camera filter effects add flair, with options such as Selective Colour, which turns your images monochrome and adds a splash of colour to an object of your choice.

When the action warrants capturing more than a moment, the COOLPIX S6300 switches to Full HD (1080p) movie recording at the touch of a button, and 19 scene modes automatically optimise the camera settings for popular styles, effects and locations.

The COOLPIX S6300 comes in three colours: Black, red, and blue.

Nikon USA Press Release

Nikon’s New S-Series COOLPIX Cameras Are The Slim, Stylish And Smart Way To Capture Life’s Great Moments

With Super-Zoom Capabilities and Compact Design, New COOLPIX Cameras are User-Friendly and Feature Technologies to Inspire Creativity

MELVILLE, NY (Jan. 31, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced four new digital cameras to the COOLPIX S-series lineup to give consumers new ways to go super-zoom or super chic. These new cameras deliver on Nikon’s rich optical heritage and benefit from new technologies poised to create an amazing camera experience for any user, such as GPS and enhanced resolution.

The Spring 2012 line of Nikon COOLPIX cameras help capture memories with advanced features including extraordinary low-light capabilities, powerful optics and HD video recording with full stereo sound. Added features such as the built-in GPS of the COOLPIX S9300 and Easy Panorama mode of the COOLPIX S6300 bolster the S-series lineup, in addition to the easy-to-use, slim and stylish COOLPIX S4300 and S3300. These cameras also include Nikon core technologies for amazing photos, including Nikon’s Smart Portrait System for flattering portraits and HD video capability across the line.

“The new COOLPIX S-series cameras are super slim and easy to carry around for all of those special ‘can’t miss’ moments that matter in a person’s life,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. “These cameras complement a personal style while providing amazing image and video quality easily.”

The Ultra-Zoom That Fits in a Carry-on
The COOLPIX S9300 is deceptively slim (approximately 1.5-inch body), but hides a super-zoom secret with an outstanding 18x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (25mm-450mm). Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization lets users capture far-off horizons or up-close action, making the COOLPIX S9300 a packing priority for any trip. The camera features a 16.0-megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for capturing low-light images with stunning clarity and sharpness. Nikon’s BSI sensor technology increases the flow of light to the sensor’s surface, which improves image quality and reduces noise. Whether traveling around the globe or enjoying a night out on the town, users can also record Full HD (1080p) movies with full stereo sound and enjoy high speed frame rates for slow and fast motion effects. Further adding to the COOLPIX S9300’s credibility as the ultimate travel camera, built-in GPS has been added to provide the user with accurate geotag data of adventures and even displays a map as to where the user has been.

The Super-Zoom Goes Super Thin
The slim COOLPIX S6300 bundles a 10x optical zoom with a compact body and VR technology, so users can quickly zoom in to the action without worrying about blurry photos. A 16.0-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor captures fast action and scenarios in challenging lighting, such as faces around a dimly-lit birthday cake or sun soaked days at the lake. The COOLPIX S6300 also records full HD (1080p) movies for memorable moments without missing a beat. Additionally, 180º and 360º views of the world, including stunning landscapes or amazing interiors, are simple to create and share with the Easy Panorama mode. Creative color options let the user add their own personal touch in-camera with effects like Low key, High key, Nostalgia Sepia, and even Selective Color, putting a little punch to images and movies.

The Touch Screen to Set Trends
For those looking for a no-frills touch screen camera that captures amazing photos and HD video, the 16.0-megapixel COOLPIX S4300 is the camera that fits the bill. It features a wide-angle 6x (26mm-156mm) optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, plus VR image stabilization for maximum versatility. The 3-inch touch screen LCD makes it easy to compose, focus and capture moments quickly, and subjects come alive with 460,000-dot detail. Additionally, multiple Scene Modes immediately adjust settings for optimum results, while the Auto Scene Selector can identify scenes automatically and set the camera accordingly. The COOLPIX S4300 also features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, which includes the intelligent Smile Shutter function that automatically recognizes when a subject is smiling and releases the shutter for picture-perfect results every time. The Face-Priority AF can find and focus up to 12 faces, making the COOLPIX S4300 the ultimate party accessory.

A Fashionable Zoom for Any Occasion
The Nikon COOLPIX S3300 answers the call for a cost-efficient 16.0-megapixel camera with a 6x (26mm-156mm) optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for near or far photos on any occasion. The slim design of the camera makes it effortless for traveling, while the easy-to-use interface is always ready to capture photos and video. The camera has 19 Scene Modes, including the Scene Auto Selector which analyzes a scene and automatically selects from one of six scene modes. With the COOLPIX S3300, the party can be relived in glorious HD with 720p movie recording, while optical VR minimizes the effects of camera shake for sharp, high-quality images.

Pricing and Availability
The COOLPIX S9300 will be available for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $349.95 in black, red and silver, while the COOLPIX S6300 will be available for $199.95 SRP in red, black, silver and blue. The COOLPIX S4300 will be available for $169.95 SRP in plum, black, silver, white and red, while the COOLPIX S3300 will be available for $139.95 SRP in silver, black, pink, purple and red. The new COOLPIX S-series cameras will be available in February 2012. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit http://www.nikonusa.com.

*Suggested retail price listed is only an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

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#1 Al

¿Which one of the new 2012 travel zoom cameras of Canon (SX 240 and SX 260), Nikon (S9300) and Sony (HX20V) is better in photo quality? ¿What about in video quality? Thanks.

12:04 pm - Monday, April 9, 2012

#2 Richard Yoder

The Nikon Coolpix S6300 is certainly a handy size and has many desired features. One precaution should be observed, however. When my camera turned up with a damaged LCD screen, having never been dropped nor abused, I was told by sales personnel where I purchased it that it is extremely fragile and can suffer such damage in normal use. This was confirmed during a conversation with Nikon personnel while discussing its repair. Just be aware that you must protect it and treat it very carefully.

8:05 pm - Friday, January 11, 2013