NIKON COOLPIX P300 12 Mega Pixel Digital Camera

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The fastest lens ever in a Nikon COOLPIX.
P300 lens

The COOLPIX P300 camera does justice to your photographic talents with a 4.2x wide angle, f/1.8 maximum aperture NIKKOR glass lens. This is the fastest lens Nikon has ever designed into a COOLPIX camera—it offers a 24-100mm optical zoom range and impressive telephoto performance for razor-sharp images. Plus, its maximum aperture of f/1.8 assures exceptional low-light results and minimum depth of field. This outstanding lens will showcase your skills whether you're shooting portraits, panoramas, weddings, real estate, products, publicity stills or any other challenging compositions—and will do so with still images or Full HD (1080p) movies. Simply put, this high-performance lens catches detailed images while displaying Nikon's proud tradition of producing precision camera optics.

Advanced features for challenging conditions.

Its 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor provides superb image quality, high speed operation and exceptional low-light performance. The back-illuminated CMOS lets you shoot true-to-life pictures with remarkable detail and color clarity. The COOLPIX P300's four-way VR Image Stabilization is also a boon for handheld shooting. Custom optimized for this COOLPIX P300 model, Nikon's exclusive EXPEED C2 processing engine enhances professional quality images.

high ISO and advanced image processing engine deliver exceptional low-light performance and stunningly sharp photos

You'll also love Motion Detection's ability to identify moving objects in frame, adjust shutter speed and ISO, and freeze the subject to create stunningly sharp photos. When activated, Best Shot Selector automatically records up to ten shots with a single press of the shutter and then selects and saves only the best image. The camera's high ISO speed of up to 3200 with advanced noise reduction assures brilliant still images of dimly lit and fast moving photo subjects.

Manual control for the serious photographer.

The COOLPIX P300 allows photographers to stretch their creative limits with an impressive range of manual control. There's a Mode Dial for quick and convenient control over select settings, including shutter/aperture/programmed and manual exposure. Exposure Bracketing automatically brackets exposure for three shots. And the ISO can be set as high as 3200 at full resolution to control image quality in low-light conditions or when shooting fast moving subjects.

high-contrast black and white shot of a beach scene
High-Contrast Monochrome
High-Contrast Monochrome

The COOLPIX P300 also features several new in-camera special effects, including High-Contrast Monochrome for sophisticated black and white shots. Nostalgic Sepia adds character and mood or creates shots with an antiqued look. In-camera editing functions such as active D-Lighting restore details and contrast. This camera comes with several filter effects like Painting, Fisheye, Miniature, and Cross Screen. You can also control images with a creative slider that adjusts brightness, intensity and hue.

built-in camera effects
Full HD movie recording at 1080p
record button

HD movies have become the standard for web posting, website design enhancement, publicity clips and real estate property tours—or simply for capturing action that delivers so much more impact in high quality video. With the COOLPIX P300, you can shoot Full HD (1080p) movies while recording full stereo sound. The One-Touch recording button allows instant moviemaking, while the optical zoom control creates a variety of cinematic effects. Slow and fast motion HD movie options for 15, 60 and 120 fps*. Viewing and sharing your movies is simple too, with an HDMI-CEC output that allows in-camera playback or convenient hookup to an HDTV or computer.

* reduced resolution

The COOLPIX P300 takes the guesswork out.
Advanced Night Landscape mode in action
Advanced Night Landscape mode

Every shooting environment comes with its own unique characteristics, and the COOLPIX P300 has intuitive features to help you master each one. It optimizes settings for up to 20 common scenes so you simply point and shoot. Turn on the Scene Auto Selector and the camera automatically recognizes the scene you're in and selects the best one from among seven choices. With Nikon's ingenious Easy Panorama Scene Mode, just pan in any direction and it will automatically detect the movement, then combine and assemble the various shots into one seamless 180-or 360-degree panoramic image.

Nikon knows that night and low-light shooting present tricky challenges. Advanced Night Landscape and the related Advanced Night Portrait are invaluable tools that eliminate the guesswork by shooting consecutive shots at fast shutter speed and composing them into sharp depictions of night scenes.

Convenient features

Photo ops often arrive without warning, but your COOLPIX P300 is always ready with invaluable features like ultra fast start-up and autofocus—plus automatic High Speed Shooting that can capture up to seven shots in a second at full resolution. You can compose your shot using the large, three-inch LCD Clear Color Display. This precision, 921,000-dot, ultra-high resolution screen produces rich detail and excellent contrast, and includes anti-glare coating for easy viewing of photos and HD movies.

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921,000-dot, ultra-high resolution screen

Nikon's Smart Portrait System offers useful tools that refine every shot. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles, while Face-Priority AF detects and focuses up to 12 faces at once. When activated, Blink Warning alerts you when a subject may have blinked and suggests a retake. The innovative in-camera Red-Eye Fix‡ addresses the problem by correcting for red-eye while the camera is shooting. Uneven or ruddy complexions can also be corrected with Skin Softening, which smoothes skin tones at three different levels and can be applied while shooting or during playback. Your close up shots will also be enhanced by the COOLPIX P300's Macro Shooting capabilities, taking clear, sharp pictures as close as 1.2 inches. And feel free to click away, as this COOLPIX has a 240-still shot capacity and comes with an EN-EL12 Li-ion rechargeable battery.

Nikon knows that night and low-light shooting present tricky challenges. Advanced Night Landscape and the related Advanced Night Portrait are invaluable tools that eliminate the guesswork by shooting consecutive shots at fast shutter speed and composing them into sharp depictions of night scenes.



  • Type
    Compact Digital Camera
  • Effective Pixels
    12.2 million
  • Image Sensor
  • Sensor Size
    1/2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels
    12.75 million (approx.)
  • Lens
    4.2x optical Zoom, NIKKOR glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length
    4.3-17.9mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-100mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number
  • Lens Construction
    7 elements in 6 groups
  • Lens Zoom
  • Digital Zoom
    Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 200mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction
    Lens-shift VR
  • Autofocus (AF)
    Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
    Auto (9-area automatic selection)
    Face priority
    Face priority tracking
    Manual with 99 focus areas
    Subject tracking
  • Focus Range
    [W]: Approx. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity
    [T]: Approx. 2 ft. (60 cm.) to infinity
    Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 1.2 in. (3 cm.) to infinity
  • Focus Lock
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
  • Monitor Size
    3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type
    TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
  • Monitor Resolution
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
    100% horizontal (Approx.)
    100% vertical (Approx.)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
    100% horizontal (Approx.)
  • Storage Media
    SD memory card
    SDHC memory card
    SDXC memory card
  • Internal Memory
    Approx. 90MB
  • Storage File System
    EXIF 2.3
    DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats
    Still pictures: JPEG
    Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
  • Movie
    Audio file format: AAC stereo
    Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
    Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
  • Voice Memo Function
  • Image Size (pixels)
    4000 x 3000 (12M)
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO 160-3200
    Auto (auto gain ISO 160-1600)
    Fixed range auto (ISO 160-400, 160-800)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity
  • Exposure Metering
    224-segment matrix, center-weighted
  • Exposure Control
    Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
    aperture-priority auto
    exposure bracketing
    Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) 
    motion detection
    shutter priority auto
  • Exposure Modes
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    Manual (M)
    Programmed Auto (P)
    Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
  • Scene Modes
    Back Light
    Black and White Copy
    Close Up
    Fireworks Show
    Night Landscape
    Night Portrait
    Pet Portrait
    Scene Auto Selector
    Special Effects
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Filter Effects
    Quick retouch
    Skin softening
    Small Pic
  • Exposure Compensation
    ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock
  • Exposure Bracketing
  • White Balance
  • Shutter
    Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed
    1/2000-8 sec. (M mode)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
    Up to 7 shots at approx. 8 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    Continuous H 60
    Continuous H 120
  • Self-timer
    Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
    [W]: 0.5 to 6.5m (1 ft. 8in. to 21ft.)
    [T]: 0.5 to 2.5m (1ft. 8in. to 8ft. 2in.)
  • Built-in Flash Control
    TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Built-in Flash
  • Interface
    Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol
  • Video Output
  • HDMI Output
  • I/O terminal
    Audio/video (A/V) output
    Digital I/O (USB)
    HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
  • Supported Languages
    Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) 
  • Power Sources
    One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
  • Charging Time
    4 hours (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P)(Approx.)
  • Battery / Batteries
    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    Nikon Rechargeable:
    240 shots (CIPA)
  • Tripod Socket
    ¼ (ISO 1222)
  • Approx. Dimensions
    Height: 2.3 in. (58.3mm)
    Width: 4.1 in. (103mm)
    Depth: 1.3 in. (32mm)
    Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  • Approx. Weight
    6.7 oz. (189g)
    with battery and SD memory card. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  • Operating environment
    Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
  • Supplied Accessories
    • Camera Strap AN-CP19
    • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
    • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
    • UC-E6 USB Cable
    • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
    • Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD

    *Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.