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Power and portability

Power and portability blend perfectly into the COOLPIX S9300. Photograph everything from the nightlife in Cancun to the vibrant details of a flower market with the S9300’s 18x wide-angle zoom. Create stunning low-light photos without a flash, thanks to its 16.0 megapixel CMOS sensor. Shoot with high-speed framing rates, and record Full HD (1080p) movies at the touch of a button. Plus, built-in GPS provides an accurate and detailed diary of where you’ve been!
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 3200 icon Backside Illumination CMOS Sensor icon Clear Color Display icon Built-In GPS icon Smart Portrait System icon Scene Auto Selector icon Subject Tracking icon Full HD (1080p) Movie icon 3D Mode icon
16.0
Megapixel
CMOS Sensor
18x
Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
NIKKOR ED glass lens
3.0"
Ultra-High-Resolution
(921,000-dot) LCD Monitor
Full HD
1080p Movies
with Stereo Sound

Incredible reach and versatility

18x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens

Explore new horizons with a far-reaching 18x zoom. Zoom in to create a colorful still life display of trinkets and charms inside a covered market, then zoom out and frame a stunning wide-angle sunset. The S9300 boasts an 18x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (25–450mm) with optical VR Image Stabilization, which minimizes the chance of blur when shooting photos and movies.

Superb low-light shooting

High-resolution 16.0 MP CMOS sensor

The S9300’s 16.0 megapixel CMOS sensor expertly manages high-resolution imagery, delivering the exceptional image quality you expect from Nikon. Even when shooting in low light, the photos and movies you create will be so vibrant, they’ll transport you back to the instant they were created. The backside-illuminated CMOS sensor technology increases the flow of light to the sensor’s surface, thereby yielding improved image quality and reduced noise.
Low-light photo of a woman preparing food at her kitchen table
Image of the COOLPIX S9300's GPS photo tagging feature

Where have you been?

GPS and electronic compass pinpoint photo and movie locations

Bring bragging rights to your next social network post, and prove to your friends where you’ve been. Track your travels through your photos and movies. With GPS turned on, all your files are instantly geotagged, providing a visual travelogue that pinpoints latitude and longitude. Integrate your geotagged photo and movie files with Nikon's my Picturetown® photo sharing site, Google Earth™ and Nikon ViewNX 2™.

Memories in motion

Full HD (1080p) movies with 18x zoom, continuous autofocus and stereo sound

Recall the sights and sounds of the nightlife in Cancun or the unique mood of a rain forest. With a single touch of a button, record Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound. Continuous autofocus keeps your moving subject in focus, and the S9300’s full 18x optical zoom range with two-speed control is available during movie recording. Vary the mood by adding in-camera Special Effects, or capture slow- or fast-motion movies. Then watch your movies on an HDTV via the built-in HDMI port.
Still image from a full HD (1080p) movie shot with the COOLPIX S9300
Photo demonstrating the COOLPIX S9300's selective photo feature

Add your personal touch

Get creative with in-camera effects

Add your personal touch to everything you capture. Apply in-camera special effects such as Low Key, High Key, Nostalgic Sepia, even Selective Color, and put a little variety into images and movies. Bring new creative looks to still images by applying a filter effect like Fisheye or Miniature. The best part: you can instantly share your creations with fellow travelers as they gather around the S9300’s large, high-resolution 3.0-in. LCD monitor.

Capture fast moving subjects

High-speed shooting

When your subject is fast-action, you need a camera that can keep up. The S9300 can capture up to 7 shots in approximately one second. That once-in-a-lifetime moment will be captured forever.
Stunning panoramic photo shot with the COOLPIX S9300's Easy Panorama Mode

Panoramas at the touch of a button

Easy Panorama Mode for stunning panoramic photos

Creating expansive panoramic photos has never been easier. Easy Panorama Mode combines multiple shots into a seamless 180° or 360° panoramic image. Begin by focusing on your starting point, then simply pan across the scene. Once the S9300 detects your direction, the shooting starts and the images begin stitching together in-camera.

Image of the COOLPIX 9300's ultra-high-resolution LCD monitor
Brilliant framing and sharing

Frame and share your photos and movies on the large 3.0-in. LCD monitor. The ultra-high-resolution monitor features 921,000 dots that show every detail to precision.

Photo of buildings at sunset demonstrating the COOLPIX S9300's wide tonal range
A wider tonal range

Make your images go from great to dazzling. Gain increased tonal range with the S9300’s built-in Backlight HDR Mode, or romance colors from an opulent sunset by selecting Night Landscape Mode.

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COOLPIX S9300 3.5 5 51 51
Great for size I love my Nikon Coolpix s9300; it does very well for the price and size. I use it as often as I can and am very happy with my purchase. April 19, 2013
my camera :) one of the best camera in the world,i`ve funn & good time with nikoon April 2, 2013
Awesome Little Camera I really love this camera. I was tired of carrying my big DSLR camera around so I thought this would be a good camera to get. I love the video and the zoom. I've taken a lot of cool pictures with this camera and have made a lot of cool movies too. I also love the actual feel of this camera, it has this sort of rubber feel to it that makes it feel like you are not going to drop it. Overall, this is amazing. March 10, 2013
Great camera Regardless of size this is a great camera. The zoom is awesome it gets you right there.Can't say anything bad about it. February 24, 2013
very nice worth the money This is an excellent little camera. The zoom feature will get you so close you will need a rest to shoot the picture. Pictures are very good and clear. The few bad shots were operator error. The only drawback is when the battery indicator say's low battery it means NOW. I could not figure out the GPS feature February 18, 2013
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Is it a touch screen

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Where is the location of the microphone on the Nikon S9300?

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Where is the location of the microphone on the Nikon S9300?
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There are two microphones, they are on the top of the camera above the lens.
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REMOTE CONTROL

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I wonder which remote control I can use with coolpix s9300.
I need to control zoom and shutter (take picture and start/stop film record)

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ml-l5 remote control

are there any other?
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No remotes available from Nikon for this camera.
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iPad

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Is there an adapter that will connect the camera to the iPad to download photos?
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Ipad Camera Connection kit from Apple. It allows you to plug the USB cable into the IPad.
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What is the life of the battery after being charged fully?

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@200 pictures.
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You turn it on by selecting 3d in the scene mode, no it cannot take 3d movies. To view the 3d pictures you need. 3d tv or monitor. To learn more see page 49 of your camera's manual.
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how do you make a multiple shot picture into an idividual one?

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i took some pictures recently and thought i'd put the camera onto burst so it would take multiple single shot pictures at one click, unfortunately i have uploaded the pictures to find that it is a 16 shot picture and i don't know how to make all 16 of these individual. Can anyone help me?
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It sounds like you used the "Multi-Shot 16" mode which takes 16 continuous shots and combines them into one image. Once you have taken an image in Multi-Shot 16 mode there is no easy way to separate the 16 images. You will need to manually crop out each individual image using imaging editing software like Nikon View NX2.

To take individual shots in quick succession use Continuous L, Continuous H, Continuous H: 120FPS or Continuous H:60FPS. See page 55 of the S9300 manual for more information on these settings.
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usb connection broken

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Have a coolpix s9300 that I got 5 months ago. The usb connection on the camera is so flimsy that when I inserted the cable the pins bent and now it is useless. Would this be under warranty or do I have a useless camera that I paid over $300 just 5 months ago?
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All USB mini female connectors are fragile, if the male end is not inserted correctly the pins will bend. Send the camera to Nikon and they will evaluate it and advise you if the repair is warranted. The procedure is outlined herehttp://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page
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what compact case can I buy for this camera

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http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Case/13059/COOLPIX-Black-Leather-Case.html
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Why is the HD video choppy?

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If HD video plays choppy on the camera , You may be using an unsupported memory card. List of approved memory cards can be found in the link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

If the video plays fine on the camera but choppy on a playback device such as a computer, your computer may not have the necessary resources needed for HD video playback processing. You may need to record at a lower quality.
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Is the GPS information compatible with iPhoto?

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In other words, if I import the picture directly into my iPhoto library (without using Nikon's software), will it show the location correctly?
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You will have to contact the manufacturer of Iphoto to find if will work properly with the S9300 GPS information. Nikon can only guaranteed its own software to work flawlessly with the S9300.
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Can the GPS be turned off?

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Press Menu, press setup menu (symbol of the top of a wrench) scroll to and press sound settings, turn off the sounds you don't want
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My camera is less than one year old and when I plug in the charger, nothing happens. No charging.

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Charging used to work OK. When I plugged it in, green light flashed on and off.
Now, nothing happens.
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Please contact technical support for help with your issue
http://support.nikonusa.com
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How do you get this camera to focus in low light.

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The pictures are usually pretty sharp except in low light conditions light sunrise and sunset. They always come out fuzzy. I haven't found a way to set the focus to infinity. Anybody know how to do that?
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Try focusing on something with some obvious contrast like a lamp post about 100 feet away. Press the shutter button half way focusing on the lamp post then pan to the subject you want to shoot and fully depress the shutter button. Also use one of the lowlight modes on the shooting menu.
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Are Nikon working on a firmware solution to the focus problems

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My new S9300 has trouble focusing in many different situations leaving me with way too many out of focus pics, sometimes the whole set of a subject. Is Nikon working on the problem of have they just moved on to the next camera? My 15y old 3200 that this was to replace, takes consistently better pics.
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Please contact Nikon technical support for assistance with troubleshooting the problems you are experiencing with your COOLPIX S9300: http://support.nikonusa.com
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Does it have wifi

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No wifi.
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Why is the S9300 never in stock at stores?

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I have been checking Fred Meyers and Office depot since December 2012. that have it on display but never have any in stock. When they do get them they told me they get only 4 at a time and they sell out fast. Would really like to get the Nikon S9300 Camera.
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Could be because S9300 has been discontinued.
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In trying to use gps, I see an instruction in the manual to fill out the license agreement (lightbulb symbol) -- but where do I find a lightbulk?

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Hi there, you are not required to fill out a license agreement to use the GPS. Nikon wants you to read and abide by the license agreement or rules governing the use of the GPS on page seven of the "technical note and index" section of the manual. If you are reading the manual on your computer, click to the light bulb and you will be taken directly to the page.

If you agree to follow the rules and regulation of using the GPS, you can turn on the GPS from your camera menu and use it. See page 58 of the manual for turning the GPS .
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How do I view the "view log filelisted in the "GPS View Log" of my camera? I show (3) 2014/08/20 [2] ; 2014/08/20 [1]; and 2014/08/20 ...saved all

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The saved GPS View log shows up as a data log in my graphics program-----Is this just for the use of the camera itself? Do I have to continually snap shots along my route, to see my log? The instruction manual is very vague on the use of "View GPS log" Each Nikon camera seems to utilize GPS different with each model. Any helpful info other than the references to the S-9300 manual will help.
 
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Location Data log files can be transferred to a computer and viewed in certain software programs, like Nikon's free View NX2. View NX2 be downloaded from this address: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an.... In View NX2, the travel routes in the location log files are displayed on a map.

Log data is NMEA format-compliant. However, display in all NMEA format-compliant software or on
all NMEA format-compliant cameras is not guaranteed.

Please contact Nikon Support at http://support.NikonUSA.com if you need further assistance.
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