Summary: While the Nikon Coolpix S9300 represents an excellent value and offers a nice point-and-shoot feature set, its photo quality is poor relative to the competition, with mediocre low light shooting and below-par battery life.
Pros: Good value for the money, 18X, 25 - 450 mm optical zoom lens in a compact, generally well-built body, Optical image stabilization, Sharp 3-inch LCD display with 921k pixels, Fast autofocus in good light, GPS receiver with compass and large landmark database, Scene Auto Selector picks a shooting m...
Cons: Noisy and soft photos have noticeable detail loss, even at base ISO of 125, Strong highlight clipping at times, No manual controls, save for white balance, Low light focusing not great, Below average battery life, Flash is slow to recharge, Not great for night shots, due to 1 sec shutter speed li...
Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX S9300 is definitely one of the new Nikon cameras more attractive market for both the camera body very thin and robust, which features purely globe-trotter (GPS and map onto the world) that intrigue an audience extremely diverse.
Pros: Map of the world; EXPEED C2, 18x optical zoom NIKKOR; Machine body extremely subtle; GPS system; 3D shooting mode, System Lens-shift vibration reduction; Compatibility with Eye-Fi X2; 16 MP CMOS sensor.
Summary: Nikon's Coolpix S9300 comes in Red, Black, or Silver, and launched with a MSRP of $349.95 USD. Check our buy box below, or our buy it now button at the top right of the page to see the most current online pricing. What's in the box?
Pros: 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, Powerful 18X zoom with wide angle, High resolution 3-inch LCD, Vibration reduction image stabilization, 7fps burst mode at full resolution, Full HD (1080p) video recording, Built-in GPS, 60fps and 120fps burst modes at low resolution
Cons: Auto focus is not always fast, Image quality could be better, Battery must be charged in camera, Battery life is low, Low battery indicator appears too late
Summary: While the S9300 is certainly a capable compact camera, in a competitive marketplace, the S9300 struggles to stand out. Unfortunately it’s lacking in advanced functionality, while a few image quality and usability issues are irksome.
Pros: Good LCD screen, nicely designed, general image quality good
Cons: Sluggish in use, lack of advanced functionality or manual shooting modes, slight issue with fringing and over-sharpening
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S9300 ($349) is a compact, GPS-equipped travel zoom camera. It features an 18X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a high resolution 3-inch LCD display, Full HD video recording and, of course, a GPS receiver.
Summary: Today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras are (usually) small enough to drop in a shirt pocket, tough enough to go just about anywhere, and they reliably produce first-rate images with only minimal effort from the shooter.
Excerpt: Monitoring the Coolpix lineup closely over the last half decade, I’ve come to the conclusion that Nikon likes to stick to its guns. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is nearly identical to its predecessors, which includes last year’s S9100, in fact…
Excerpt: Point and Shoot cameras are not what they used to be anymore. I remember my first digital camera. It was a Canon Powershot A520 with a 4megapixel resolution and a measly 4x optical zoom. Back then, it was considered ‘top of the line’ and cost almost thrice as much as I’d have liked to pay for it.
Pros: Excellent zoom range with effective stabilization, Effective Scene modes, Compact form factor, Macro mode is very effective
Cons: No PASM mode, No option to turn off in-camera noise reduction