As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix W300 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, digicams, super zooms and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix W300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP130 and the X-T100) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-5)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to other compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (5x vs 4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (may 2017 vs february 2015), is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $1,277.80) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 340 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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7 months newer
$177 - $179

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

  • None found

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Olympus Tough TG-5

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similar age
$379

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 less zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Popularity: 28 vs 42

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 months older
$399

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 less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 280 shots

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

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

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
2 years older
$298

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5
4 years older
$1,278

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)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • 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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
3 years older
$392

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and Coolpix W300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

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 a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 220 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs october 2012).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 30 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and lacks and external mic jack.

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
4 years older

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

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
3 years older
$417

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

Nikon Coolpix S32

Nikon Coolpix S32
3 years older
$89

Significant advantages of the S32 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S32 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the S32 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX200V (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX200V (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX200V and Coolpix W300

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
3 years older
$167

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 toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (may 2017 vs february 2016), is slightly less expensive ($299.00 vs $544.00), is waterproof and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.4), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is less popular and significantly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
1 year older
$544 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (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 PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Coolpix W300

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
8 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.4 vs f/2.8
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and Coolpix W300

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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 wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is newer (may 2017 vs january 2016) and is waterproof.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 40 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 7 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (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 DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
1 year older
$109

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and Coolpix W300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year older
$202 - $209

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (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 PowerShot SX620 HS and Coolpix W300

  • None found

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).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
10 months older
$119 - $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: $119.00 vs $299.00

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

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 wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 160 shots) and is newer (may 2017 vs september 2008).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (1 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
5 months older

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.1"
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 231 g

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
8 years older

Significant advantages of the SX1 IS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX1 IS (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger: Prosumer size (128×88×88 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)

common strengths of the SX1 IS and Coolpix W300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×88 mm) vs Compact (112×66×29 mm)
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 615 g vs 231 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (112×66×29 mm) vs standard size (121×83×47 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 1.9"), is significantly lighter (231 g vs 448 g) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm X-T100

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1 year newer
$599 - $600 (body only)
$699 - $725 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the Coolpix W300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the Coolpix W300)

  • Not waterproof
  • Significantly heavier: 448 g vs 231 g

common strengths of the X-T100 and Coolpix W300

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.1"
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $299.00
  • Each has a built-in flash