General

compared to recent compacts
"Overall then, the P300 is a satisfying compact camera."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
Help
Nikon
Lowest price
Help
$630.84
Announced
Help
February 2011
below average below average

Sensor

"The P300's BSI (back side illuminated) CMOS sensor does pretty well in most shooting conditions and in normal use, image quality compares well to those of its peers with similar-sized sensors."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
Help
CMOS
Sensor size
Help
1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
Megapixels
Help
12 MP
below average below average
Light sensitivity
Help
3,200 ISO
below average below average
Light sensitivity (boost)
Help
None

Sensor (Advanced)

compared to recent compacts
True resolution
Help
9.7 MP
Native resolution
Help
4000 × 3000
below average below average
Pixel size
Help
2.3 µm²

Screen

Type
Help
LCD
Size
Help
3"
Resolution
Help
921k dots
Touch screen
Help
No
Flips out
Help
No
below average below average

Lens

compared to recent compacts
Zoom
Help
4.2x
below average below average
Wide angle
Help
24 mm
above average above average
Telephoto
Help
100 mm
below average below average
Aperture (wide angle)
Help
f/1.8
unique unique
Aperture (telephoto)
Help
f/4.9
below average below average
Macro focus
Help
3.0 cm

Form factor

"Build quality is very high, and the same standard of construction applies to the main control points."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"he only exception is the combined four-way controller and rear control dial, which can be a little awkward."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
Help
103×58×32 mm
unique unique
Depth
Help
1.3"
Weight
Help
189 g
above average above average
Interchangeable lenses
Help
No
Waterproof
Help
No

Viewfinder

compared to recent compacts
Type
Help
None
below average below average

Movies

"In terms of its video image quality, the P300 is capable without being outstanding."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
Help
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
Help
No
High-speed framerate
Help
120 fps
External mic jack
Help
No
Autofocus
Help
Contrast detection
Continuous focus
Help
Unknown
All formats
Help
  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 120fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 60fps
  6. 1080p @ 15fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

compared to recent compacts
Panorama
Help
Yes
HDR
Help
Yes
3D
Help
No
Image stabilization
Help
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
above average above average
Supports RAW
Help
No
GPS
Help
No

Performance

Startup delay
Help
1500 ms
Shutter lag
Help
430 ms
Battery life
Help
240 shots
below average below average
Continuous shooting
Help
8 fps
below average below average

Focus system

compared to recent compacts
Autofocus
Help
Contrast detection
Focus points
Help
Unknown
Cross type focus points
Help
Unknown

Shutter

Max
Help
1/2000s
Min
Help
8s
below average below average

Flash

compared to recent compacts
Built-in flash
Help
Yes
Popup
Help
Yes
unique unique
External connection
Help
No

Storage

Storage slots
Help
1
Supported formats
Help
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC