As well as being compared against other digicams, the Nikon Coolpix 300 is also often compared to compacts, entry-level DSLRs, boutiques and pro DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix 300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix 3100 and the D7000) and Polaroid (such as the Z2300 Instant Digital Camera)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix 300 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and is older (january 1997 vs june 2012).

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera
15 years newer
$88

Significant advantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Instant Digital Camera and Coolpix 300

  • Inexpensive: $86.99 vs $159.48

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix 300 compared to compact competitors include: it has a touch screen and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (45 mm vs 28 mm), is much larger (mid size (78×151×35 mm) vs super compact (104×58×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (0.3 MP vs 9.6 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (100 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix 3100

Nikon Coolpix 3100
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the 3100 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much better wide angle: 38 mm vs 45 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (88×65×38 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 3100 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 3100 and Coolpix 300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
18 years newer
$128 - $178

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 45 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS30 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-TS30 and Coolpix 300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $127.99 vs $159.48

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
17 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 45 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and Coolpix 300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $99.95 vs $159.48

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
12 years newer
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 45 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (100×58×31 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the S90 and Coolpix 300

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix 300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a touch screen, is much smaller (mid size (78×151×35 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($159.48 vs $708.89), is thinner (1.4" vs 3") and is much lighter (250 g vs 780 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (0.3 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 6 fps) and has a much smaller sensor (1/3" 4.8x3.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
13 years newer
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 0.3 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7000 and Coolpix 300

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
16 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 0.3 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7100 and Coolpix 300

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix 300 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a touch screen and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (45 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes significantly lower resolution photos (0.3 MP vs 16.1 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/3" 4.8x3.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm) and is older (january 1997 vs march 2013).

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
16 years newer
$748

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 0.3 MP
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix A and Coolpix 300

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix 300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (mid size (78×151×35 mm) vs large (147×115×81 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($159.48 vs $1,399.00), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.2"), is much lighter (250 g vs 860 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), takes much lower resolution photos (0.3 MP vs 20.7 MP), much lower maximum light sensitivity (100 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
19 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Supports continuous shooting: 10 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the Coolpix 300)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.4"
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Mid size (78×151×35 mm)
  • Much heavier: 860 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the D500 and Coolpix 300

  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $159.48