Nikon Coolpix P330 Review

4.5
April 23, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

¹ Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.

Product name COOLPIX P330
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 12.2 million
Image sensor 1/1.7-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.76 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom
Focal length 5.1-25.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-120 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/1.8-5.6
Construction 7 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoom magnification Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 240 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity Macro close-up mode: Approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center (wide, normal), manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage - Media Internal memory (approx. 15 MB) SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG, RAW (NRW, Nikon's own format) 3D images: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 12M 4000 x 3000 8M 3264 x 2448 4M 2272 x 1704 2M 1600 x 1200 VGA 640 x 480 16:9 9M 3968 x 2232 16:9 2M 1920 x 1080 3:2 3984 x 2656 1:1 3000 x 3000
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama, Pet portrait, Special effects, 3D photography), P, S, A, M, User Settings
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (up to 10 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 10 fps), Continuous L (up to 30 pictures are continuously shot at a rate of about 1 fps), Pre-shooting cache (frame rate: up to 15 fps / number of frames: up to 20 frames), Continuous H:120 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 seconds or faster), Continuous H:60 fps (60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 seconds or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
Movie 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080(fine)/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/25p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 60 fps, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 50 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 25 fps, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540/25p: 960 x 540/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 25 fps, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80 - 3200 Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400), Hi 2 (equivalent to ISO 12800) (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Exposure - Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted or spot.
Exposure control Programmed auto (with flexible program), shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (-2.0 EV - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed 1/2000 - 1 s 1/2000 - 60 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 80 - 400 in M mode) 1/4000 s (the fastest shutter speed when Pre-shooting cache or Continuous H is selected)
Aperture Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Range 14 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Durations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
Flash - Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 - 6.5 m (1 ft 8 in. - 21 ft) [T]: 0.5 - 2.5 m (1 ft 8 in. - 8 ft 2 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
GPS Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 4 h and 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (Still pictures)¹ Approx. 200 shots when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 200 g (7.1 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - Temperature 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM, Reference Manual (CD-ROM)
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F, Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, Neck strap AN-SGL2

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