As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix W300 is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, pro digicams, digicams, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix W300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix DMC-GX80)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to other waterproof 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 26 mm), is newer (may 2017 vs february 2014), is slightly less expensive ($279.00 vs $585.84) and is more popular.

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 0.6") and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
2 years older
$260

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
4 years older

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS5 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
$586

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

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

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

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 much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), 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 super compact (94×51×24 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 20 fps), is slightly heavier (231 g vs 155 g) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Olympus Tough TG-5

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similar age
$449

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"

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$225

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: $225.33 vs $279.00

GoPro Hero6 Black

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4 months newer
$545

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
  • Significantly 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 XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
4 months older
$100 - $109

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
  • 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"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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7 months newer
$130

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
  • 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"
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12
10 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (94×51×24 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Lighter: 155 g vs 231 g
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX12 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FX12 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

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 sensor shift), is newer (may 2017 vs april 2016), is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs standard size (139×80×42 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($279.00 vs $6,988.81) and is thinner (1.1" vs 2.3").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

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
  • Significantly 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
$416 (body only)
$602 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
  • Significantly 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"
  • Inexpensive: $415.68 vs $279.00

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5
4 years older
$499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL5 (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-PL5 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.1"

Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
1 year older
$6,989 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Rangefinder vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the M (Typ 262) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Much heavier: 680 g vs 231 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the M (Typ 262) and Coolpix W300

  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm X-T3

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1 year newer
$1,399 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (133×93×59 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Much heavier: 539 g vs 231 g

common strengths of the X-T3 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Canon EOS M100

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3 months newer
$439 - $449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the EOS M100 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 231 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.1"

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, is older (may 2017 vs july 2018), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$349 - $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

  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $279.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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similar age
$339 - $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)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $339.00 vs $279.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year older
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $279.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $279.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95

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1 year newer
$613

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 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)

  • 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

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), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is newer (may 2017 vs january 2013), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.4") and is significantly less expensive ($279.00 vs $1,036.54).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a significantly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 470 shots).

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
4 years older
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the x20 and Coolpix W300

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years older
$1,037

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 280 shots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

common strengths of the X30 and Coolpix W300

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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 much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly 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 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)

  • 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
$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
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $279.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 4 fps) and is newer (may 2017 vs february 2005).

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 pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 960 shots).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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12 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XT and Coolpix W300

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×64 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $399.77 vs $279.00

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
1 year older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$942 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.1"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Coolpix W300

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 7 fps

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
5 years older
$550 (body only)
$329 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $329.00 vs $279.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs large (127×91×117 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.6"), is slightly lighter (231 g vs 608 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 65x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and has a much shorter battery life (280 shots vs 600 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year older
$218 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 231 g

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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1 year newer
$499 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • More zoom: 65x vs 5x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Light weight: 608 g vs 231 g