... for my graphic design student g/f who very much liked her earlier Nikon P300
14 February 2015
Summary: Bought this for my graphic design student g/f who very much liked her earlier Nikon P300. I own a Ricoh GR and I appreciate the more robust construction, richer sensor, higher ISOs, longer exposure time and fine-grained control that I can achieve with that quasi-DSLR camera. However, the P330 is an outstanding point and shoot with phenomenal low-light capabilities thanks to it F/1.8 lens.
Summary: The Nikon P330 point and shoot is my pocket camera of choice due to its combination of size and resolution. When used properly, it will produce DSLR quality results. See the attached portrait taken at a shutter speed of 1/160, an aperture of f/4, and an ISO of 160.
Summary: Excellent. see kenrockwell.com -- a bit slow to turn on, after being spoiled by D40 and even faster monsters. Not great for low-light. All around clumsier than DSLR like D40. However, the video is fan-freakin-tastic, and the stereo audio (from on-camera mic, of all things) is even better. Shockingly good video and audio. Puts everything as simple files; you plug into USB and move the files onto HD for editing, etc. Very nice overall.
Summary: I'v had it for a while now. Decided to put in my review. So far, I'v been very impressed with quality of photos especially in daylight. Night and indoor pictures can be tricky. Take some settings adjustments, but that is expected. Has limited flash range, and limited exposure for indoor pics. But is managable for portraits with still objects. Outdoor in daylight is really where it shines. Very equivalent results compared to my full Nikon SLR D5100.
High sensitivity sensor and high quality pictures.
Dmitri Toptygin, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: I have 41 years of experience in photography. Since 1977 I have been using only SLR cameras. Coolpix P330 is not an SLR camera; I bought it as a birthday present for my wife, who wanted to have a small camera that would easily fit in her purse. Obviously, and SLR camera would not fit in a purse. So after a careful choice I picked P330. My wife is quite happy with this camera, and so am I.
Summary: This is my first Nikon camera. I am very pleased. Very nice features and programs for a pocket camera. The software is very user friendly. The battery has enough power to last all day. On vacation recently I probably made 40-50 shots per day. It has a program for almost every lighting and action level that makes it really easy to just point and shoot. However you must accept that an auto focus has it's limitations in extreme situations.
Summary: Have only used the camera a short time but am really impressed with all the features and marvel at the detail of almost any type photo situation. The low light feature is outstanding and will be very helpful in museums and other venues where flash is not allowed. Overall I love this camera.
Summary: This is a great camera, but I had thought that the newer version, the P340, would be just as great, but with the addition of wifi. As it turns out, at least in my opinion, this has a tad more clearer, sharper images than the P340, so that's why I kept this one. I highly recommend it as the wifi is a minor sacrifice to give up for consistently crispier images.