Updated 25 Oct 2017

Nikon

COOLPIX A300 (with 4.5-36mm lens)

Snapshot: The Nikon COOLPIX A300 (with 4.5-36mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

COOLPIX A300 (with 4.5-36mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$229

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Test results

Overall score
24
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Has an articulated monitor.

But

  • Extremely poor image quality.
  • Poor screen.
  • Poor video quality.
  • Poor flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$229
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
n/a

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
20
Battery type
Lithium-ion
Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
ISO range
80 - 1600
Optical zoom
8
Aperture range
3.7 - 6.6
Zoom range
26 - 198
Shutter range
1/1586 - 1
Dimensions (cm)
96 x 20 x 60
Weight (g)
119
Depth (mm)
20
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
No
RAW support
×
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
×
Manual focus option
×

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
2.6
Monitor pixels
230,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1280 x 720
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes

-