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Nikon Coolpix P300 Outdoor 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 but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.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.

Outdoor Crops

The crops below show the performance of the Nikon Coolpix P300 next to the same ISO for the Olympus XZ-1
Olympus XZ-1
. There are the only two compacts with dual control-dials and a bright F/1.8 lens. The XZ-1 uses a larger CCD sensor and its lens starts at a wide 28mm, rather than an ultra-wide 24mm. The ISO range on the P300 is 160 to 3200, while the XZ-1 supports 100 to 6400.

All images below are 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest image quality available. All other settings were left at default values. These crops help determine which ISO sensitivities are acceptabe on each digital camera. As noise increases, cameras usually compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print becomes unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Nikon Coolpix P300 Olympus XZ-1
Nikon P300 - ISO 160 Crop
ISO 160
Olympus XZ-1 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Nikon P300 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Olympus XZ-1 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Nikon P300 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Olympus XZ-1 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Nikon P300 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Olympus XZ-1 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Nikon P300 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Olympus XZ-1 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Nikon P300 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Olympus XZ-1 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Nikon Coolpix P300
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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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