Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review

4.5
April 30, 2012 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

*Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.

**When recording a single movie.

Effective pixels 16.0 million
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens 18x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 4.5-81.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-450 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.5-5.9
Construction 11 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of an approx. 1800 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens) [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 4 cm (1.6 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
Monitor 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 26 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, MPF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG 3D pictures: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 16 M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)] 16 M [4608 x 3456] 8 M [3264 x 2448] 4 M [2272 x 1704] 2 M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Portrait, Close-up, Landscape, Food, Sports, Museum, Night portrait, Fireworks show, Party/indoor, Black and white copy, Beach, Easy panorama, Snow, Pet portrait, Sunset, 3D photography, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Backlighting), Smart portrait, Continuous shooting, Special effects
Continuous Shooting Continuous H (default setting) (Images are captured continuously at about 6.9 fps), Continuous L (About 6 images at about 2 fps), Pre-shooting cache (Up to 5 frames at up to 10.6 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames at about 1/120 s or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames at about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
Movie HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 x 480/approx. 120 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720/approx. 60 fps, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080/approx. 15 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (auto gain from ISO 125 to 1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 125 to 400, 125 to 800)
Metering 256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher)
Exposure control Programmed auto, motion detection, exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Speed 1/2000 - 1 s 1/4000 - 1/120 s (Continuous H: 120 fps) 1/4000 - 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection mode
Range 2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 to 5.1 m (1 ft 8 in. to 16 ft) [T]: 1.5 to 3 m (5 ft to 9 ft 10 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
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 (AV) output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Electronic compass 16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment
GPS Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Supported languages Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 3 hours 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (EN-EL12) Still pictures*: Approx. 200 shots Movies**: Approx. 50 min. (HD 1080p(fine) (1920 x 1080))
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 108.7 x 62.3 x 30.6 mm (4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz.) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity Less than 85% (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 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F

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