Excerpt: On paper the Nikon Coolpix P330 is an impressive pocket camera. It's got a 12-megapixel image sensor with a 1/1.7-inch design, larger in surface area than those in other compacts in this price range. Unfortunately, the P330 is a noticeably slow performer—it takes a full 1.9 seconds to recover after capturing a JPG photo.
Excerpt: Nikon's Coolpix Advanced Performance cameras -- the P520 and P7700 -- have a new pocket-sized sibling for 2013, the P330. Appealing features include a 12.2-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS image image sensor (1/1.7-inch), Full HD 1080p vidoe recording, Full Manual Control, a 5x optical zoom lens with Vibration Reduction, Scene Modes, and Easy Auto Mode.
Summary: , the Nikon Coolpix P330 is only really let down by one thing, namely its ability to quickly process Raw images. It's a particular shame here as much of the P330's appeal is the provision of Raw capture, although if you only plan on capturing JPEGs then this is obviously less of a concern.
Summary: Not very aesthetically appealing, the Nikon COOLPIX P330 is a rather advanced compact that gives the user much more than a normal compact. Among these, the manual controls with convenient ring, support for RAW format, a sensor larger than average, GPS, high-speed shooting, an HDMI port and Full HD movies.
Pros: GPS, Full HD movies, Hand Controls, 3D shooting mode, RAW format support, automatic HDR mode, HDMI output, Wi-Fi compatibility, Panoramic photos, Lens-shift Vibration Reduction; Function button customizable size and display resolution
Conclusion: If, on the other hand, you're happy to shop around different manufacturers, you might want to consider the excellent Canon PowerShot S110, which features a touchscreen, inbuilt Wi-Fi and a dial around the lens for controlling different functions.
Excerpt: Nikon has again upped the ante in its compact digicam lineup and the Nikon Coolpix p330 is an excellent example of the movement. A biggish 15mm CMOS sensor, moderate pixel count plus a fast f1.8 lens leads to a surprisingly high performance in such a moderately-priced camera. Coupled with this is the camera’s small size, easy pocketability and light weight.
Summary: After teasing the photography enthusiasts with two compacts without RAW in this sub-series, the Japanese brand finally decided to add RAW and increase the sensor size to 1/1.7-inch, making Coolpix P330 one of the best mid-range digital cameras available. -Sharp lens -Bright display -RAW shooting support -GPS included -Good image quality -Finicky power switch -Slow processing in RAW mode -Sluggish start-up Might be a good news for Nikon fans, and might be a warning for...
Pros: Sharp lens -Bright display -RAW shooting support -GPS included -Good image quality
Cons: Finicky power switch -Slow processing in RAW mode -Sluggish start-up