As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix P300 is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix P300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P330 and the DL24-85) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 and the Powershot S100)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P300 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.7 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the P300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the P300)

  • None found

common strengths of the P330 and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
3 years older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the P300)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the P300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the G9 and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon DL24-85

Nikon DL24-85
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DL24-85 (vs the P300)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DL24-85 (vs the P300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DL24-85 and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
7 months newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the P300)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the P300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S100 and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
5 months older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the P300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the P300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S95 and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
1 year newer
$451

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the P300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the P300)

  • None found

common strengths of the P310 and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P300 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots) and has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (103×58×32 mm) vs super compact (89×53×23 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and is not waterproof.

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the P300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the P300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A1000 IS and P300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S600

Nikon Coolpix S600
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S600 (vs the P300)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (89×53×23 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the S600 (vs the P300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the S600 and P300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Stylus 725 SW

Olympus Stylus 725 SW
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 725 SW (vs the P300)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (91×58×20 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.3"
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the 725 SW (vs the P300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the 725 SW and P300

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5) and has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is older (february 2011 vs january 2013), is slightly more expensive ($630.84 vs $265.23) and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
3 years newer
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the P300)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the HX60 and P300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100
5 months older

Significant advantages of the S8100 (vs the P300)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8100 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S8100 and P300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1 year newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the P300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX260 HS and P300

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200
1 year newer
$228

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the P300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX200 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX200 and P300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the P300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the S9300 and P300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the P300)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the S8200 and P300

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P300 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (4.2x vs 1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 300 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
4 months older
$900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the P300)

  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the P300)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 4.2x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the X100 and P300

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"
  • Built-in flashes

Leica X1

Leica X1
1 year older
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the P300)

  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the P300)

  • Much less zoom: 1.5x vs 4.2x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the X1 and P300

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 189 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.1), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (103×58×32 mm) vs professional size (116×84×103 mm)), has better image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs sensor shift) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (240 shots vs 300 shots), is older (february 2011 vs september 2011), is slightly more expensive ($630.84 vs $277.47) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
similar age
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the P300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the P500 and P300

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 189 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
1 year newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the P300)

  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 240 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shoots slower: 1.2 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the L810 and P300

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 189 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
7 months newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the P300)

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 240 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the P300)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)

common strengths of the SX40 and P300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.8
  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 189 g

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
similar age

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the P300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the P300)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift

common strengths of the L120 and P300

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 189 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has image stabilization (LensSensor shift vs none), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 4 fps) and is newer (february 2011 vs september 2010).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (1500 ms vs 400 ms), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
similar age
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the P300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the P300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)

common strengths of the D5100 and P300

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
4 months older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the P300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the P300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)

common strengths of the D7000 and P300

  • None found