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Nikon Coolpix P300 Indoor Crops

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

The crops below show the performance of the Nikon Coolpix P300 next to the same ISO for the Nikon Coolpix P7000
Nikon Coolpix P7000
. These cameras have a large sensitivity range, starting at ISO 100 and going up to ISO 3200. The P7000 also has an ISO 6400 setting. They are both advanced fixed-lens cameras with dual-control-dials to operate manual controls. They differ in their sensor-and-lens combinations, with the P7000 using a larger CCD rather than a CMOS sensor.

All images below are 100% crops from their respective camera taken at the highest image quality JPEG setting available. ISO, aperture and white-balance were set on camera. Other settings were left at their default values. These crops help determine which ISO settings is acceptable on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Nikon Coolpix P300 Nikon Coolpix P7000
Nikon P300 - ISO 160 Crop
ISO 100
Nikon P7000 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Nikon P300 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Nikon P7000 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Nikon P300 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Nikon P7000 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Nikon P300 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Nikon P7000 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Nikon P300 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Nikon P7000 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Nikon P300 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Nikon P7000 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Nikon P7000 - ISO 6400 Crop
ISO 6400

This set of crops shows the noticeable advantage of the P7000's larger sensor. At each ISO setting, the P7000 shows between 1 and 1½ stops less noise. Luckily, the smaller P300 has an ace up its sleeve in the form of its bright F/1.8 lens. At almost any focal-length, the P300 can actually shoot at one or more stops wider, effectively annihilating the difference in image noise.

Nikon Coolpix P300
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By on 2011/03/12
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Nikon P300 Facts

Compact digital camera
12 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 160-3200
4.2X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-8s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
8 FPS Drive, 7 ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 920K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
Internal Memory
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