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 GoPro (such as the Hero (2018) and the Hero6 Black) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and the Lumix TS5)

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 sensor shift).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 20 fps), doesn't have a built-in GPS and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

GoPro Hero (2018)

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10 months newer
$229

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: $229.34 vs $299.00

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 Hero6 Black

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4 months newer
$549

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

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
4 years older
$1,121

Significant advantages of the TS5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 1 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the TS5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the TS5 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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7 months newer
$149 - $150

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 months older
$399 - $429

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"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 250 shots), is newer (may 2017 vs february 2013) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 5 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
3 years older
$382

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition 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

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
3 years older
$416

Significant advantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the Silver Edition and Coolpix W300

  • None found

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/3.3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 210 shots), is newer (may 2017 vs january 2014) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
3 years older
$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
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $118.00 vs $299.00

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
4 years older
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S9500 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $417.39 vs $299.00

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
4 years older
$234

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the SX280 HS and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $234.32 vs $299.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Coolpix W300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
2 years older
$365

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 280 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-SZ10 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $364.94 vs $299.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
1 year older
$110 - $149

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 280 shots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $299.00

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
$120 - $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
  • Significantly 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: $119.95 vs $299.00

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 october 2016), is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs standard size (116×88×59 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.3") and is slightly lighter (231 g vs 427 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 11 fps).

Sony Alpha a7 III

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9 months newer
$1,898 - $2,167 (body only)
$2,198 - $2,226 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 710 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Alpha a7 III and Coolpix W300

  • None found

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

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 410 g vs 231 g

common strengths of the OM-D E-M10 III and Coolpix W300

  • Light weight: 410 g vs 231 g
  • Inexpensive: $676.28 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
7 months older
$1,198 (body only)
$1,598 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 453 g vs 231 g

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
8 months older
$566 - $579 (body only)
$667 - $699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (116×89×61 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.4" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the EOS M5 and Coolpix W300

  • Inexpensive: $566.29 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 AW1

Nikon 1 AW1
3 years older
$459 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the AW1 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 15 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the AW1 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the AW1 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (114×72×37 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Waterproof
  • Very light: 201 g vs 231 g