Nikon Coolpix S9300 Digital Camera Review

Nikon Coolpix S9300 Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix S9300 digital camera is a super slim, compact digital camera with exceptional zoom capabilities for a camera of this price range and size. The 18x NIKKOR wide-angle optical zoom lens gives you sharp and precise shots, no matter how far away you are from the subject.

The large, 3 inch screen is easy to view no matter what light you are shooting in, including direct sunlight, and lens-shift vibration technology means that you will always capture clear photos, as it counters camera shake in real time.

Want to record an exact time and place for your future trip down memory lane? The built-in GPS lets you record the exact location where your picture was taken and can even track your route whilst your digital camera is inactive.

This digital camera also has full movie capabilities which allows you to pause and then continue filming at your leisure. You can record in iFrame format and playback your home movies on a HDTV with the built-in HDMI connector. The Nikon S9300 also allows you to shoot in HDR mode to give exceptional tonal detail and rich, true-to-life colours; additionally, the easy Panorama 360°/180° function allows you to pan both vertically and horizontally so that you can capture impressive panoramic shots.

There is even a 3D shooting mode that can be played back on any 3D-ready TV or computer for bang up-to-the-minute photo and video technology. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 also has a retouch menu so that you can enhance your favourite photos or convert them to monochrome, add splashes of colour and the ‘Cross Screen’ function allows the addition of starry effects to bright objects.

As well as the 19 built-in scene modes, such as high-speed continuous shooting for action shots, this digital camera has the additional function of wireless technology so that you can easily send your photos to any devices with wireless capability, such as your smartphone.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 specifications:

  • Screen: 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
  • Effective pixels: 16.0 million
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
  • Lens: 18x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
  • Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of an approx. 1800 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Media: Internal memory (approx. 26 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File formats: Still pictures: JPEG 3D pictures: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
  • Shooting modes: Auto, Scene (Portrait, Close-up, Landscape, Food, Sports, Museum, Night portrait, Fireworks show, Party/indoor, Black and white copy, Beach, Easy panorama, Snow, Pet portrait, Sunset, 3D photography, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Backlighting), Smart portrait, Continuous shooting, Special effects
  • Movie: HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 x 480/approx. 120 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720/approx. 60 fps, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080/approx. 15 fps
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately), Approx. 3 hours 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
  • Supplied accessories: Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
  • Dimensions: Approx. 108.7 x 62.3 x 30.6 mm (4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
  • Weight: 215g