Summary: I was looking for a replacement for my Samsung NX10, a camera to supplement my Nikon D7000 DSLR and I read many reviews before choosing the P300.Many of those reviews were not glowing, but in my opinion the criticisms were based on criteria that this camera was not designed to be in the first place. More about that later.
Pros: Small size, easily fitting into a shirt or trouser pocket., 12mp sensor, Very fast f1.8 lens, making it great in low light, Good looks, Manual controls, Great HD Video, Excellent scene selection including panorama assist and easy panorama, Superb picure quality
Cons: Only f1.8 at wide zoom setting, Price of Nikon case
Summary: I got this camera on November 2011 it's quick even with low light shots, no blurry night shots anymore, although video is not that impressive. I'm really happy with this camera, i've had it for almost 3 months now without any issue. I totally recommend this if you are looking for a fast and reliable camera, it's worth the price.
Summary: I have used this camera about 8 months ~ 2300 pics. Semi Auto Only 'auto scene' with 'auto select' is fully automatic. This is your point and shoot setting. No other dial settings are automatic. You will have to turn on the macro for close ups and set the shutter speed and aperature when the camera tells you it needs you to change something in order to get a good picture. It does this by flashing a red box if the camera cannot focus.
Summary: This camera takes EXCELLENT pictures at night/low light. I always had a problem "keeping" my eyes open with other cameras I owned because the flash just "burned" my eyes; with this camera even with flash or without flash quality is amazing. I love it and I am very happy with my purchase.
Summary: Being a Nikon DSLR user for years, I wanted to remain loyal to the Nikon brand. After reading review after review for weeks, I was turned onto this little beauty. It's amazing. I was amazed as to how light the camera weighs, but not light as in "cheap". Just not heavy or "tank-like". Focus is razor sharp, low light ISO is quite literally the best I've experienced in a point and shoot of any kind.
Summary: I purchased a Nikon COOLPIX P300 12.2MP Digital Camera for Christmas. I have not really "studied" it yet and learned all the possibilities, but am very happy with the quality of the pictures I have taken with it. The only thing I would change is to purchase a Nikon COOLPIX that had a greater zoom capacity. But, Overall I really like the camera.