High Performance, Small, Point and Shoot
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.
October 7, 2014
Great Pocket Pro
Took this camera on a vacation to Sweden in the extremely cold month of January 2014. Didn't have time to "learn" the camera since I took it new, straight out of the box. Realized what the camera could and couldn't do in the first hours of shooting - it is a point and shoot after all.
After the first day of "testing" I discovered: 1. The correct flash to subject distance for ultimate flash coverage. 2. The extreme value of the Hand Held 3-exposure Night Setting. 3. Focusing with telephoto - going past minimum focus distance. 4. Using the macro setting properly. 5. And if I was lazy, switching it to Auto Scene Mode.
This camera took awesome night shots on our subarctic cruise in extreme weather. I also used the Sports mode extensively for higher shutter speeds and for rapid fire captures. The video feature, perfect.
After 3000 captures, I say: "What a fantastic camera." And: Nikon brand batteries are way cheaper than Canon - I took 3 batteries. Only thing I didn't like was the "Raise the Flash" warning that popped up every time I used the Auto Scene mode - a complete nuisance feature for this camera that cost me some important captures while waiting. By the way... the pics turned out extremely sharp and the colors awesome.
February 3, 2014
Outstanding features and picture quality
Looks like Consumer Reports got it right this time. This sub-compact is great for us. Got this for my wife to carry in her purse everywhere she goes. The larger sensor and 1.8 lens will let us shoot indoors without flash. The menu is the best we have seen on a cam this size and believe me, we have tried many. The easy to access mode changes are so convenient. Makes it easy to change shutter speed and f stops with the A and S settings. Just like our DSLR cams.
The video mode works for us and I'm pleased with how well the auto focus keeps up with composition changes.
we are very pleases with this camera.
January 8, 2014
Great camera with lots of features and adustment possibilities
As soon as I unpacked the P330 I fell in love with it. The camera has that quality touch and feel that you normally get from a SLR camera of good quality.
The addition of the primary functions P,S,A, and M are exactly what was missing on my other Coolpix cameras. These settings can overcome the situations that the Auto function can't.
The picture quality is superb. The lens with an f-stop of 1.8 is super and the range of the lens 24mm to 120mm is perfect for most general photography. All I can say is, that I love this jewel.
April 26, 2013
This is my first digital camera.
Until now all of my experience has been with 35mm and 6x7 film cameras. I am impressed with this camera's convenience, close-up, and low light capability. Pictures, so far, have dazzled me.
April 16, 2013