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Create in any light

The COOLPIX P300 brings the craftsmanship of a precision instrument and the power of a full-size D-SLR together in a minimalist form. At the heart of its incredible performance is a specially crafted f/1.8 NIKKOR lens that delivers razor-sharp images and a D-SLR quality, back-illuminated CMOS sensor that provides superb image quality, high speed operation and exceptional low-light results. Whether you're shooting portraits, panoramas, weddings, real estate, products, publicity stills or any other challenging compositions, the COOLPIX P300 will showcase your photographic skills and extend your creativity.
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 3200 icon Backside Illumination CMOS Sensor icon Clear Color Display icon Smart Portrait System icon Scene Auto Selector icon Subject Tracking icon Full HD (1080p) Movie icon
12.2
Effective Megapixels
CMOS Sensor
4.2X
Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
NIKKOR Glass Lens
3.0"
Ultra-High Resolution
(921,000-dot) LCD
HD
Full HD (1080p) Movie
with Stereo Sound
A low-light sample photo and a closeup of the COOLPIX P300's 4.2x wide-angle, f/1.8 NIKKOR glass lens

The fastest COOLPIX lens ever

A specially crafted f/1.8 NIKKOR lens

The COOLPIX P300 does justice to your photographic talents with a remarkable 4.2x wide-angle, f/1.8 NIKKOR glass lens—the fastest lens Nikon has ever designed into a COOLPIX camera. It has a 24–100mm optical zoom range and impressive telephoto performance for razor-sharp images. Its f/1.8 maximum aperture assures exceptional low-light results and maximum depth of field control. Simply put, this high-performance lens catches detailed images while displaying Nikon's proud tradition of producing precision camera optics.

Remarkable performance

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.
Stunning photos take by the COOLPIX P300
COOLPIX P300 Mode dial with Manual Control

Hands-on control

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.

Catch all the action

One-Touch Full HD (1080p) movies

With the COOLPIX P300, you can shoot Full HD (1080p) movies with 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 slow- and fast-motion HD movies with options for 15, 60 and 120 frames per second (at reduced resolution). Viewing and sharing your movies is simple with in-camera playback and an HDMI-CEC output for convenient hookup to an HDTV or computer.
Back of the COOLPIX P300 showing its One-Touch HD (1080p) Movie recording button
Sample photos from the COOLPIX P300 using Easy Panorama and Scene Modes

Eliminate the guesswork

Intuitive scene modes for brilliant results

Every shooting environment comes with its own unique characteristics. The COOLPIX P300 optimizes settings for up to 20 common scenes so you simply point and shoot. Turn on the Scene Auto Selector and the camera automatically recognizes the scene you're in and selects the best one from among seven choices. With Nikon's ingenious Easy Panorama Scene Mode, just pan in any direction and it will automatically detect the movement, then combine and assemble the various shots into one seamless 180 or 360-degree panoramic image.
Soft Focus and High-Contrast Monochrome special effects example photos
Creative potential unleashed

The COOLPIX P300 offers in-camera special effects including High-Contrast Monochrome for sophisticated black and white shots, Nostalgic Sepia for shots with an antiqued look, Soft Focus to create ethereal compositions and High and Low Key settings.

Example portraits using the COOLPIX P300's Smart Portrait System
Better portraits every time

Nikon's Smart Portrait System includes Smile Timer, which automatically recognizes when a subject is smiling and releases the shutter, Face-Priority AF, which finds and focuses on up to 12 faces, Blink Warning, Red-Eye Fix, Skin Softening and more.

Multiple photos taken with the COOLPIX P300's Best Shot Selector
Strength in numbers

You'll love Nikon's Best Shot Selector, which automatically takes up to ten shots with a single press of the shutter and then selects and saves only the sharpest one.

Stunning close-up (macro) photo taken with the COOLPIX P300
Amazing close-up (macro) shots

With the COOLPIX P300's macro shooting capabilities, you'll capture stunning texture and detail rarely seen by the naked eye. From insects and flowers to textiles and food, the COOLPIX P300 allows for macro shooting as close as 1.2 inches.

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