Nikon Coolpix W300 Review

August 21, 2017 | Gavin Stoker | |
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Specifications

Effective pixels

16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)

Image sensor

1/2.3-in. type CMOS, Total pixels: approx. 16.79 million

Lens

NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom

Focal length

4.3 to 21.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24 -120 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)

F-number

f/2.8 to 4.9

Lens construction

12 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)

Magnification

Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 480 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)

Vibration reduction

Lens shift and electronic VR

Autofocus

Contrast-detect AF

Focus range

[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

AF-area mode

Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF

Monitor

7.5 cm (3-in.) diagonal
Approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment

Frame coverage

Approx. 97% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

Frame coverage (playback mode)

Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

Storage media

SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 99 MB)

File system

DCF and Exif 2.31 compliant

Storage file formats

Still images: JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)

Image size (pixels)

16 M (High) 4608 x 3456, 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 12 M 4608 x 2592, 1:1 3456 x 3456

Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate

2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/30p, 1080/25p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 480/30p, 480/25p, HS 480/4x, HS 1080/0.5x1

ISO sensitivity

ISO 125 to 1600, ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)

Exposure metering

Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)

Exposure control

Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)

Shutter type

Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter

Shutter speed

1/1500 to 1 s, 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 25 s (Star trails in Multiple exp. Lighten scene mode)

Self-timer

10 s, 2 s, 5 s (self-portrait timer)

Aperture

Electronically-controlled preset aperture (–1 AV) and ND filter (–2 AV) selections

Aperture range

3 steps (f/2.8, f/4.1, f/8.2 [W])

Built-in flash

Yes

Flash range (approx.)

[W]: 0.5 to 5.2 m (1 ft 8 in. to 17 ft), [T]: 0.5 to 4.5 m (1 ft 8 in. to 14 ft) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)

Flash control

TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

USB

Micro-USB connector (Do not use any USB cable other than the included UC-E21 USB Cable.), Hi-Speed USB Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)

HDMI output

HDMI micro connector (Type D)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards

IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency

2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power

11.3 dBm (EIRP)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security

Open system, WPA2-PSK

Bluetooth standards

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Electronic compass

16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)

GPS - location data

GPS: Receiving frequency: 1575.42 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84 GLONASS: Receiving frequency: 1598.0625 to 1605.3750 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84

Barometer

Display range: Approx. 500 to 4600 hPa

Altimeter

Display range: Approx. -300 to +4500 m (-984 to +14,760 ft)

Depth gauge

Display range: Approx. 0 to 35 m (0 to 114 ft)

Waterproof

JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Capacity to shoot images underwater up to a depth of 30 m (100 ft) and for 60 minutes

Dustproof

JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)

Shockproof

Cleared our testing conditions4 compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock

Supported languages

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Power sources

One EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included), EH-62F AC Adapter (available separately)

Charging time

Approx. 2 h 20 min (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)

Battery life

Approx. 280 shots when using EN-EL122

Actual battery life for movie recording

Approx. 1 h (1080/30p) when using EN-EL1223
Approx. 1 h (1080/25p) when using EN-EL1223

LED light

Built-in

Tripod socket

1/4 (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 111.5 x 66.0 x 29.0 mm (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.2 in.) (excluding projections)

Weight

Approx. 231 g (8.2 oz) (including battery and memory card)

Operating environment - temperature

-10°C to +40°C (14°F to 104°F) (for land use), 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) (for underwater use)

Operating environment - humidity

85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Camera strap for land use, EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P Charging AC Adapter56, UC-E21 USB Cable, Brush7