Nikon Coolpix S9300

Announced Feb 1, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 450 mm (18×)
dpreview conclusion

While the Nikon Coolpix S9300 represents an excellent value and offers a nice point-and-shoot feature set, its photo quality is poor relative to the competition, with mediocre low light shooting and below-par battery life.

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69%
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Good for

Travelers who want a low-priced, GPS-equipped camera with a nice zoom range, and photo quality best suited for small prints or web viewing.

Not so good for

Photographers seeking top-notch photo quality, manual controls, and good low light performance. The S9300 provides none of these things.

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Other reviews
Nikon COOLPIX S9300 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Jul 25, 2012)

While the S9300 is certainly a capable compact camera, in a competitive marketplace, the S9300 struggles to stand out. Unfortunately it’s lacking in advanced functionality, while a few image quality and usability issues are irksome. So, while its certainly a compact worthy of consideration it just misses out on ranking up there with the very best.

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DCRP Review: Nikon Coolpix S9300
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Jun 16, 2012)

The Coolpix S9300 is a decent GPS-equipped travel zoom camera, but there are several competitors that I think are better choices. While it does offer a nice point-and-shoot feature set, the mediocre photo quality, poor battery life, and other annoyances prevent me from recommending it.

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