Nikon Coolpix A300 Review

April 3, 2018 | Tim Coleman |

Specifications

    • Type

    • Compact digital camera

    • Effective pixels

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

    • Image sensor

    • 1/2.3-in. type CCD, Total pixels: approx. 20.48 million

    • Lens

    • NIKKOR lens with 8x optical zoom

    • Focal length

    • 4.5 to 36.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25 to 200 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)

    • F-number

    • f/3.7 to 6.6

    • Lens construction

    • 8 elements in 7 groups

    • Magnification

    • Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)

    • Vibration reduction

    • Lens-shift VR (still images), Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)

    • Autofocus

    • Contrast-detect AF

    • Focus range

    • [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx.1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

    • AF-area mode

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

    • Monitor

    • 6.7 cm (2.7-in.) diagonal, Approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment

    • Frame coverage

    • Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Frame coverage (playback mode)

    • Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Storage media

    • SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 19 MB)

    • File system

    • DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant

    • Storage file formats

    • Still images: JPEG, Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)

    • Image size (pixels)

    • 20M (High) [5152 x 3864 (Fine)], 20M [5152 x 3864], 10M [3648 x 2736], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200], VGA [640 x 480], 16:9 (14M) [5120 x 2880], 1:1 [3864 x 3864]

    • ISO sensitivity

    • ISO 80 to 1600, ISO 3200 (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 CCD electronic shutter

    • Shutter speed

    • 1/1500 to 1 s, 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)

    • Self-timer

    • 10 s, 2 s, 5 s (Self-portrait timer)

    • Aperture

    • Electromagnetic ND filter (–3 AV) selection

    • Aperture range

    • 2 steps (f/3.7 and f/10.5 [W])

    • Built-in flash

    • Yes

    • Flash range (approx.)

    • [W]: 0.5 to 2.8 m (1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 2 in.), [T]: 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in.)

    • Flash control

    • TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

    • USB

    • Hi-Speed USB, Supports Direct Print (PictBridge), also used as audio/video output connector (NTSC or PAL can be selected for video output.)

    • Audio input

    • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

    • Audio output

    • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

    • 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) security

    • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK

    • Bluetooth standards

    • Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

    • Supported languages

    • Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, 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, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    • Power sources

    • One EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included), EH-62G AC Adapter (available separately)

    • Charging time

    • Approx. 2 h 40 min (when using EH-72P/EH-72PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)

    • Battery life1

    • Approx. 240 shots when using EN-EL19

    • Actual battery life for movie recording2

    • Approx. 45 min when using EN-EL191

    • Tripod socket

    • 1/4 (ISO 1222)

    • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • Approx. 95.9 x 58.0 x 20.1 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) (excluding projections)

    • Weight

    • Approx. 119 g (4.2 oz) (including battery and memory card)

    • Operating environment - temperature

    • 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

    • Operating environment - humidity

    • 85% or less (no condensation)

    • Supplied accessories

    • Camera Strap, EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-72P Charging AC Adapter (A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase.), UC-E16 USB Cable