As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix W300 is also often compared to travel zooms, digicams and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix W300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A1000 and the AW130) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90))

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it is newer (may 2017 vs february 2014), is slightly less expensive ($338.95 vs $514.09), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 350 shots), is thicker (1.1" vs 1") and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
2 years older
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
2 years older
$447

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
3 years older
$514

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
3 years older
$584

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs compact (98×58×31 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 20 fps), is older (may 2017 vs september 2017) and is slightly heavier (231 g vs 193 g).

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$259

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 231 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-5

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similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Shoots significantly faster: 20 fps vs 7 fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and Coolpix W300

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 months newer
$498

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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7 months newer
$130 - $162

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP130 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the FinePix XP130 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Ricoh WG-50

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similar age
$233

Significant advantages of the WG-50 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-50 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the WG-50 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 months older
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 280 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and Coolpix W300

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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1 year newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $338.95
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $338.95
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Leica C-Lux

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1 year newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 370 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the C-Lux and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years older
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $117.39 vs $338.95

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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similar age
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $338.95
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly more expensive ($338.95 vs $99.00) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and Coolpix W300

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
10 months older
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Coolpix W300

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $338.95

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (may 2017 vs august 2012), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.7"), is slightly lighter (231 g vs 390 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
6 years older
$378 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the E-PL3 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (110×64×37 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 231 g

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Larger: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and Coolpix W300

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 231 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
1 year older
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 426 g vs 231 g

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 231 g

Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2
4 years older
$237 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J2 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J2 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the J2 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 231 g