As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix W300 is also often compared to pro digicams, digicams, super zooms and boutiques. The Nikon Coolpix W300's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Tough TG-5 and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix DMC-TS30)

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 march 2014) 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 an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
2 years older
$409

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

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

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
3 years older
$394

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

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
2 years older
$756

Significant advantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-5 GPS and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
3 years older
$372

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-3 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 significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 240 shots), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.4") and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 20 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (may 2017 vs january 2018) and is less popular.

Olympus Tough TG-5

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similar age
$399

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

  • 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

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 months older
$429 - $828

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

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

  • Much 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
4 months older
$96 - $139

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$257

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
  • Significantly lighter: 117 g vs 231 g

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

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

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $257.01 vs $309.00

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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7 months newer
$175 - $200

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

  • None found

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • 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"
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 921k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)

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1 year newer
$899

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 280 shots
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1.1"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 1.3 fps), is newer (may 2017 vs september 2010) and is waterproof.

However, on average it lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 350 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and much shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
6 years older

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 280 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the P7000 and Coolpix W300

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 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 slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, is less popular and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

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)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Not waterproof
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
10 months older
$129 - $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
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $129.00 vs $309.00

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Olympus Stylus SH-3
1 year older
$352

Significant advantages of the Stylus SH-3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 280 shots
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus SH-3 (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 Stylus SH-3 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $352.07 vs $309.00

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$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)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $309.00

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year older
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $277.69 vs $309.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is newer (may 2017 vs july 2012), is thinner (1.1" vs 5.4") and is significantly lighter (231 g vs 899 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (5x vs 83.3x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (280 shots vs 540 shots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years older
$475 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 5x
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.1"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 231 g

common strengths of the P900 and Coolpix W300

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
4 years older
$358

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.3" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 231 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (5x vs 3.1x), is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs standard size (115×66×64 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.5"), is slightly lighter (231 g vs 392 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.7), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 11 fps), lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 340 shots).

Fujifilm XF10

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1 year newer
$499

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the XF10 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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1 year newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/2.8
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 11 fps vs 7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 5x
  • Much thicker: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Coolpix W300

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 5x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 392 g vs 231 g