Nikon Coolpix P300

Announced Feb 9, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 100 mm (4.2×)
dpreview conclusion

The P300 is a decent compact that provides a good number of manual shooting controls that place this camera a step above other point and shoots. Unfortunately the absence of RAW capability and over-processing at base ISO prevent this camera from achieving its potential.

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70%
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Good for

Those who don't need RAW capability but want a compact with a good deal of manual control.

Not so good for

Critical photography or images to be used for large prints.

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Nikon Coolpix P300 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (May 9, 2011)

The Nikon Coolpix P300 is a success for what it offers, but although it may look a lot like a Canon S95 on the outside, the differences on the inside see it as quite a different model. For a true high-end premium compact you'd be better to look elsewhere, as the P300 is more an advanced model for enthusiasts that want good but not absolute control.

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