Excerpt: Prior to purchasing the Nikon Coolpix P330 I have been using a Canon S95. I have been happy with the Canon but wished to try something new. The cameras are somewhat similar physically so that traveling with either of them was easy. In the pocket with a cover made from a soft cloth. I have spent a lot of time comparing the two. There are differences. The Nikon has given me a sharper image. The Canon has given me more pleasing color.
Summary: I was tired of my old camera taking grainy pictures in low light situations especially indoors. I wanted a small compact digital camera with all the bells and whistles. My nikon fits the bill, I have already posted on YouTube videos I took at a line dance social and they were great.
Summary: Slower than the competition to lock focus when shooting indoors at night but the flash does a vey nice job. Auto white balance is very good in most situations. The FN button is best used for ISO changes. This camera is the least costly in it`s class.
Pros: Excellent Image Quality, High quality movies, Larger Sensor, lots of control, Pocketable And Lightweigh, Reasonably Priced, Very Good Awb
Auto-Focus not accurate; slow; IQ ok but not worth the premium
24 September 2013
Summary: I made my purchase after comparing reviews and specs with Canon and others in the same price range. I returned it due to AF problems--green AF indicator indicates focused subject but when reviewed on monitor the focus was usually the background. I tested it under different settings and scenes but same results or just plain inconsistent. Also, the camera is actually slow, shot-to-shot and when transitioning from camera to movie (or vice versa). Wasn't really impressed.
Summary: I purchased this camera prior to a long trip to europe. It was between this and the comparable canon. I am not a huge camera enthusiast, so i can't give you or even understand the real fine details that others have posted. From my perspective. * It had GPS, which i really wanted on our trip.
Summary: I have had this cam about 10 days, my gf bought it for me as a birthday gift. I wanted it for the larger than average sensor, 1.8 lens, pocketable size, RAW capability, macro capability, and decent price. Overall, I like the style and size of the camera (I have it in white), and it has an impressive array of settings and controls including GPS, wifi capability, and 1080P video. I will not address those bells and whistles in this review, only image quality.
Summary: This is an great compact camera for folks who want to use manual camera settings along with the automatic modes. If you're looking for just a point and shoot then skip this and get a cheaper camera. The Macro setting allows close up shots as good as my Nikon DSLR with Macro lens. The close up shots alone justify the cost of this compact camera. The lens is very fast w/ F1.8 at 24mm for indoor shots without flash. The dials and menus all work very well.
Summary: The inside of the lens gets condensation inside on damp days. The pictures have a round white area. We would like to exchange the camera immediately. The camera is good but this one is defective.
Summary: After looking in the Consumer Reports for a new camera I came along this one. It was number one on the list.It was a good price so I bought it. It takes a little time to learn about the choices and setting up but then it's easy to use. I love my camera.