Summary: I did extensive research prior to purchasing this camera almost 6 months ago. Based on the reviews, I thought that I'd really like this camera, but I have to say that I now wish I had gotten a different one. Prior to this, I had a Canon that lasted me 4 years. With the advancement of technology, I had expected this one to to much better, I liked my old camera better. In auto mode, this one takes HORRIBLE action shots. They're a complete blur.
Summary: The main purpose of ordering this camera was its highly recommended video quality. As new parents, we did not think that carrying a digital camera and a video camera was a good option. Why not take a camera which can do both, we thought. We also wanted it to be small, so that we would not think twice about taking it with us everywhere.
Summary: I have this camera for only one month, and took maybe 2000 pics for 2 short day drip within the city. The on/off button already had problem and now i sent back for service. Very disappointed. However, this camera is probably one of the best one in the market for this price. I like the CMOS feature that allows to take low lighting photo. So if you try to get one, make sure your on/off button is working probably.
Excerpt: I like the fact that this little camera can be carried easily in a pocket at times when an SLR would be overkill and simply too heavy to lug around. It will take acceptable photographs in most situations if left in full auto but allows you to take contol with the usual PASM modes. There are shortcomings, like no RAW, lack of live histogram, unless exposure compensation is selected and limited flash power but it still packs an awful lot into a small body.
Summary: Let me just say, that at first, I thought this was a fantastic little camera. The picture quality was outstanding, loved the ease of use and menu systems, however, my awe ended abruptly when I downloaded my first batch of photos. UGH! For a camera as fantastic as this, Nikon has neglected to add a simple auto-rotate feature. This means you will have to manually rotate any and all photos you take in portrait position.
Summary: So after reading multiple reviews on this product I decided to test it out for myself. A little background; I am a professional freelance fashion photographer with 5+ years of experience with cameras, and Nikon in particular. I had been researching for a decent point and shoot camera to accompany me during every day trips, and especially for night time / low light club & event photography.
Summary: I liked this camera because HD 1080P and 1.8f Lens. The cons i have is it used a custom usb cable to charge or connect to the computer. I have to remember to carry this "special" cable to use or charge. it is bad because i have to carry other cables too. I am already carrying my 2.5 disk enclosure and Mini USB Cable. I am already using this cable for my Sony Video camera, Canon DSLR Camera and Enclosure. I don't know why they can't make it all standard.
Summary: I have a DSLR camera, but I felt difficult to bring this for a travel. So, I bought P300 a week ago. External appearance is not good looks like weak, but picture quality is great for me. Especially, it gave good quality pictures inside a building. Only one concern is AF ability during movie recording. It showed poor AF ability for movie especially.
Summary: Pros: * Small and lightweight * "fast" 1.8 lens * Crisp, detailed, smooth 1080 video (the best I've seen so far in a compact camera) * Decent low-lght images (ISO 400 or below) * Reasonably priced Cons: * Flimsy build quality * Image quality just average in general (detail, sharpness, colors not as good as the better compacts from Olympus or Panasonic) * Terrible AWB * Very limited manual controls * No RAW