Updated 26 Jun 2018

Nikon

COOLPIX W300 (with 4.3-21.5mm lens)

Snapshot: The Nikon COOLPIX W300 (with 4.3-21.5mm lens) compact camera is water resistant and can shoot Full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

COOLPIX W300 (with 4.3-21.5mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$698

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Test results

Overall score
53
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good screen.
  • Has a high resolution monitor and a large sensor.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video.
  • Is water resistant.

But

  • Just OK image quality.
  • Just OK video quality.
  • Just OK 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.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$698

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
16
Sensor
1/2.3 inch" CMOS
ISO range
125 - 6400
Optical zoom
5
Aperture range
2.8 - 4.9
Zoom range
25 - 124
Shutter range
1/1500 - 1
Dimensions (cm)
115 x 32 x 69
Weight (g)
245
Depth (mm)
32

Features

Water resistant
Yes
Raw support
No
GPS tagging
Yes
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
No

Monitor

Size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
921,000
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
3840 x 2160
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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