Updated (February 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P300 vs Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000 vs Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P7000
Nikon Coolpix P300

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7000

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
350 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P300

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P7000.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P7000 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$328

Aperture Much wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Pro digicam

GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$341

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon Coolpix P300 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

GPS Has a GPS
Sensor size Larger sensor
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$459

Sensor size Larger sensor
External flash Supports an external flash
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon DL24-85

Nikon DL24-85

Pro digicam

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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sha (5:27 PM, February 20, 2011)
Is it true that Nikon coolpix cameras often have problems on their lcd?
Im planning to buy Nikon P300 or any Panasonic Lumix. What do you prefer?
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (6:27 PM, February 14, 2011)
Hi Vcuillo, it sounds like you're looking for what Snapsort calls a pro digicam?

They generally have bigger sensors than most compacts (though no where as big as a DSLR), some have wide apertures, some shoot RAW, and generally have advanced features like manual controls etc.

The Canon S95 and the Panasonic LX5 are the leaders. Both have larger sensors, wide apertures, RAW capability. They're small, but have little zoom. The G12 has the same sensor as the S95, but more zoom, not as fast aperture.
 
Vciullo (6:20 PM, February 14, 2011)
I presently have a Nikon D300, D100, and a Nikon D90. I am looking for a camera that I can carry all the time in my pocket, and am looking at the Nikon P700 and now the new Nikon P300; I also looked at Cannon g12. Help