Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBNCPP300B MFR # 26246B
Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black)

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  • 12.2MP CMOS Sensor
  • 4.2x Wide-Angle 24-100mm (Equiv) Lens
  • Super Fast f/1.8 Lens for Low Light
  • 4-Way VR Image Stabilization
  • 3" Hi Res 921K-Dot Display
  • Sensitivity Up to 3200 ISO
  • Full HD 1920x1080 Video W/Stereo Sound
  • PSAM Full Exposure Control
  • Ultra-Fast Start-Up, AF, Shooting
  • High Speed Shooting to 8fps
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Nikon 26246B overview

  • 1Description

Feeling the need for speed? Nikon's Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black) is here to help. It has one of the fastest lenses around--an f/1.8-f/4.9 24-100mm (equivalent in 35mm format) 4.2x zoom lens for great low-light results and shallow depth of field. With a top shutter speed of 1/2000 second, ultra-fast start-up, quick autofocus, 8fps continuous shooting capability, and sensitivity up to 3200 ISO, the P300 is a real speed demon.

A 12.2MP CMOS sensor, a bright, very high resolution (921K dots) TFT LCD monitor and 1080p full HD video puts the P300 into an elite league, one loaded with advanced features. Advanced Night Landscape and Advanced Night Portrait modes, for example, that rapidly shoot and combine several images to produce one sharp, beautiful photo in very dim light. Four-way VR image stabilization, Motion Detection, Best Shot Selector and D-Lighting all help you produce gorgeous pictures under even the most difficult lighting conditions. 

Special effects such as Fisheye, Miniature, Painting, and Easy Panorama expand your creative possibilities. And the Smart Portrait System will catch a subject's smile every time, while warning you when your subject blinks, and will correct for redeye automatically while shooting. You can take full control of all the settings (with PASM), or use Programmed Auto for optimal settings, automatically. Take a P300 for a quick spin, and you'll want to take it home.

The fastest lens ever in a Nikon COOLPIX
The COOLPIX P300 camera does justice to your photographic talents with a 4.2x wide angle, F1.8 maximum aperture NIKKOR glass lens. This is the fastest lens Nikon has ever designed into a COOLPIX camera-it offers a 24-100mm optical zoom range and impressive telephoto performance for razor-sharp images. Plus, its maximum aperture of F1.8 assures exceptional low-light results and minimum depth of field. This outstanding lens will showcase your skills whether you're shooting portraits, panoramas, weddings, real estate, products, publicity stills, or any other challenging compositions-and will do so with still images or Full HD (1080p) movies. Simply put, this high-performance lens catches detailed images while displaying Nikon's proud tradition of producing precision camera optics.
Advanced Features for Challenging Conditions.
Its 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor provides superb image quality, high speed operation, and exceptional low-light performance. The back-illuminated CMOS lets you shoot true-to-life pictures with remarkable detail and color clarity. The COOLPIX P300's four-way VR Image Stabilization is also a boon for handheld shooting. Custom optimized for this COOLPIX P300 model, Nikon's exclusive EXPEED C2 processing engine enhances professional quality images. You'll also love Motion Detection's ability to identify moving objects in frame, adjust shutter speed and ISO, and freeze the subject to create stunningly sharp photos. When activated, Best Shot Selector automatically records up to ten shots with a single press of the shutter and then selects and saves only the best image. The camera's high ISO speed of up to 3200 with advanced noise reduction assures brilliant still images of dimly lit and fast moving photo subjects.
Manual Control for the Serious Photographer
The COOLPIX P300 allows photographers to stretch their creative limits with an impressive range of manual control. There's a Mode Dial for quick and convenient control over select settings, including shutter/aperture/programmed and manual exposure. Exposure Bracketing automatically brackets exposure for three shots. And the ISO can be set as high as 3200 at full resolution to control image quality in low-light conditions or when shooting fast moving subjects. The COOLPIX P300 also features several new in-camera special effects, including High-Contrast Monochrome for sophisticated black and white shots. Nostalgic Sepia adds character and mood or creates shots with an antiqued look. In-camera editing functions such as Quick Retouch, and active D-Lighting restore detail and contrast. This camera comes with several filter effects like Painting, Fisheye, Miniature, and Cross Screen. You can also control images with a creative slider that adjusts brightness, intensity and hue.
Full HD Movie Recording at 1080p
HD movies have become the standard for web posting, website design enhancement, publicity clips, and real estate property tours-or simply for capturing action that delivers so much more impact in high quality video. With the COOLPIX P300, you can shoot Full HD (1080p) movies while recording full stereo sound. The One-Touch recording button allows instant moviemaking, while the optical zoom control creates a variety of cinematic effects. You can even shoot still images while recording, or use slow and fast motion HD movie options for 15, 60 and 120 fps (reduced resolution). Viewing and sharing your movies is simple, too, with an HDMI-CEC output that allows in-camera playback or convenient hookup to an HDTV or computer.
Convenient Features
Photo ops often arrive without warning, but your COOLPIX P300 is always ready with invaluable features like ultra fast start-up and autofocus-plus automatic High Speed Shooting that can capture up to seven shots in a second at full resolution. You can compose your shot using the large, three-inch LCD clear color display. This precision, 921,000-dot, ultra-high resolution screen produces rich detail and excellent contrast, and includes anti-glare coating for easy viewing of photos and HD movies. Nikon's Smart Portrait System offers useful tools that refine every shot. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles, while Face-Priority AF detects and focuses up to 12 faces at once. When activated, Blink Warning alerts you when a subject may have blinked and suggests a retake. The innovative in-camera Red-Eye Fix addresses the problem by correcting for red-eye while the camera is shooting. Uneven or ruddy complexions can also be corrected with Skin Softening, which smoothes skin tones at three different levels and can be applied while shooting or during playback. Your close up shots will also be enhanced by the COOLPIX P300's Macro Shooting capabilities, taking clear, sharp pictures as close as 1.2 inches. And feel free to click away, as this COOLPIX has a 240-still shot capacity and comes with an EN-EL 12 Li-ion rechargeable battery.
20 Scene Modes
Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Special Effects, Sports, Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing
Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Quick retouch, Skin softening, Small Pic
Supported Languages
Arabic, Czech, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
In the Box
Nikon Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black)
  • Strap
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Replacement EH-69P AC Adapter Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Nikon 26246B specs

    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 12.75 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.2 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC
    Max Resolution 12 MP4000 x 3000
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Optics
    Lens NIKKOR, 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Effective Focal Length: 4.3 to 17.9mm (35 mm Equivalent: 24 to 100mm)
    Aperture: f/1.8 (W) to f/4.9 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 4.2x
    Digital: 2x
    Focus Range Wide: 11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
    Telephoto: 23.62" to Infinity / 59.99 cm to Infinity
    Macro: 1.2" to Infinity / 3.05 cm to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 160 to 3200
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 8 to 1/2000  
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Matrix
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Manual
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 8 fps at 12.2 MP for up to 7 Frames
    Self-Timer 2 Sec
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Effective Flash Range Wide:1.64 to 21.65' / 0.50 to 6.60 m
    Telephoto:1.64 to 8.20' / 0.50 to 2.50 m
    Memory
    Built-In Memory 90 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (921,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI A (Full Size)
    USB 2.0
    HDMI A (Full Size)
    Power
    Battery EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.3 x 4.1 x 1.3" / 5.8 x 10.4 x 3.3 cm
    Weight 6.67 oz / 189.09 g With Battery and Memory Card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 5.3 x 3.4"

    Nikon 26246B reviews

    Coolpix P300 Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 107.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a point-n-shoot that feels professional This camera doesnt look fancy, nor is it the slimmest, nor does it come in 10 different colors to match your outfit. It is a black, standard looking point and shoot that does wonders. with an f 1:1.8, this camera takes far better shots than any other in low light conditions, sometimes taking better lit pictures than even your own eye is seeing. It really doesnt need its flash unless its really dark. I have a professional nikon as well with a few different lenses, and find that this point and shoot is the perfect addition to the family, to carry with me and be the closest to what a professional compact camera would be.
    Date published: 2011-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performed better than Canons95 I'm a canon dslr user, and needed a point and shoot for my upcoming travels. I had an old canon point and shoot, and thought that I'd be going the canon route for this, but was extremely disappointed with the quality of the images from the canon s95 (at the time the canon s100 was just released but not readily available so i didn't get to try it out.) I also tried the sony hx9v. i was blown away by the video quality but was really disappointed with the image quality. i really wanted a camera with a low aperture, and was pleasantly surprised with what came out of the p300. in comparison tests, all of the pictures were better than the canon s95. so far so happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from very happy with nikon p300 I bought this to have in my purse when I don't feel like carrying my big girl camera (a d5100). It's probably not pocket sized, but definitely small enough to just keep in my purse. I like that it does not have too much shutter lag (something that really annoyed me in my old point and shoot). It turns on and is ready to go quickly. I haven't even used the flash, since the camera is great with low light even without it. The one awkward thing about it is that the power button is so tiny it usually takes me two tries to turn the thing on. But other than that, it's great.
    Date published: 2011-10-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but flawed Nifty camera for low light, BUT... - Smallest flash in the history of photography? - Flash overexposes inside six feet. Difficult fill flash. - Camera will fire in low light before AF or exposure is set! - Left to its own devices, camera defaults to high ISO outdoors...should go to lower, high quality ISO when light sufficient. - No external charger for spare battery. - Video recording beyond 5 min. heats camera. - Lens flare polluted with colors. - Shutter lag embarrassing for high-end P&S. - CD owner's manual no good in the field. Cheapsters at Nikon should at least offer printed manual at profitable extra charge. However... - SLR-like controls are great for serious photographer, beginner or SLR hopeful. - Lens sharpest at f/5.6, per tests. - Excellent screen, better than my Nikon SLR.
    Date published: 2011-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No pro, but I love this camera! I really wanted to get a camera that can take good pictures in low light, since I end up taking a lot of shots out at bars/restaurants with my friends, and at concerts. I also wanted something a step above the more disposable/low quality point and shoots, so that it'll be a long time before I need (or want) to buy a new camera. I'm no professional photographer (there's a lot of debate among pros about which high end point and shoot is the best), but this camera absolutely rocks. It's easy to use and 99% of the time the pictures I take with the auto settings are absolutely amazing. It takes fantastic pictures in low light, and when I do manually fiddle with the settings (something I keep planning on learning how to do better, though I, er, still haven't quite gotten around to it...), things still turn out great.
    Date published: 2012-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera I purchased this camera for my wife to replace an aging Kodak point and shoot. It setting it up prior to wrapping up as a Christmas present, I did some test shots. The speed on this camera with a Class 10 SDHC card is amazing. I think it's quicker than my Nikon D60. The pictures looked remarkably clear in my test shots. The video mode is easy to use and the slow motion is a nifty bonus. I think she's going to be really happy with it coming from a 3 year old 8mp CCD Kodak to this guy. I can't comment on any cons as she hasn't used it yet. If possible, I'll update this post down the road to include some feedback.
    Date published: 2011-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon at its best This small digital camera is packed full of high quality features with lots of manual control. I actually got interested in it because Consumer Reports gave it their highest marks for cameras in this class. Battery last a real long time. You can adjust the picture to show in many different colors,hues, contrasts, etc. One thing I don't like though, the supporting cd software for filing and editing your photos would not run on my Windows XP Dell :( Not to worry: I can always buy Photo Shop :) I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants a small camera and can afford this one.
    Date published: 2011-09-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great point & shoot, wish it has 16:9 The P-300 starts up fast, works great especially in low light situations for a point & shoot. Outdoor day light shooting is also superb. The color is vivid and vibrant. The color tone on skin is a bit cold compares to my Canon SLR, then again it's not a fair comparison because of the huge price gap. I have only one complain, the P-300 cannot do 16:9 ratio in lower resolution setting, it's only available on 9M setting, which is too large for email transmission if you want to send multiple pictures. I love shooting outdoor scenery in 16:9 because the pics fill up a computer screen perfectly with better panoramic effect. I hope Nikon will offer firmware updates later to allow 16:9 on lower settings. Flkid
    Date published: 2011-06-13
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