[Review] Nikon Coolpix S9300 Point and Shoot

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Nikon Coolpix S9300 front
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is from the Style series of point and shoot camerasPower and portability blend perfectly into the Nikon COOLPIX S9300Photograph everything from the nightlife in Cancun to the vibrant details of a flower market. Preserve the most beautiful and heart-felt moments of your life in style with the new digital camera from the house of Nikon. This stylish little camera is ideal for fashion conscious photographers who like an ideal mix of performance and good looks in their gadgets.

The S9300 boasts an 18x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (25–450mm) with optical VR Image Stabilization. The powerful 4x digital zoom will work tirelessly to bring the subject of your admiration exceptionally close. The Nikon Style series camera has a CMOS sensor that enables 16 megapixels of beautiful photographs.

With GPS turned on, all your files are instantly geotagged, providing a visual travelogue that pinpoints latitude and longitude. This compact camera weighs 215 g. The camera is elegantly designed, with buttons that are comfortable to use and easy to reach. The controls on the top panel feature on a rotary dial that can easily be toggled on-the-move. Record videos to savor your favorite moments in Full HD at 1920 x 1080 dot pixels and 30 fps. Continuous autofocus keeps your moving subject in focus. 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.

The EXPEED C2 image processor boosts shooting speed to unimaginable new levels. The 3 inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 921,000 dot pixels comes in handy when you want to compose a perfect picture or want to preview the image you just took. The LCD screen also features an anti-reflection coating that reduces any unwanted glare on the screen when you’re in the sun.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 rear
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.

Your images are stored in SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards, which are easily replaceable when full. The Coolpix S9300 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that lets you shoot about 200 images on full charge.

Easy Panorama Mode combines multiple shots into a seamless 180° or 360° panoramic image. Begin by focusing on your starting point, then start panning across the scene. Once the S9300 detects your direction, the shooting starts and the images begin stitching together in-camera.

The Coolpix S9300 has an aperture range of f/3.5 - 5.9, which lets you experiment with different objects in the foreground and background of your images. The Auto focus of this point and shoot has a range of 50 cm onwards (Wide) and 1.5 m to infinity (Tele). The light sensitivity of the camera ranges between ISO 125 - 3200.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 top
The shutter speed range of 1/2000 - 1 sec can also be reduced to 4 seconds in the Fireworks Show scene mode for spectacular images. Also use the built-in flash with a range of 0.5 - 5.1 m (Wide) and 1.5 - 3 m (Tele) to light up every corner of your memory for sharp images. The lens shift Vibration Reduction reduces blurs in images by compensating for unintentional shaking of the camera.

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  • 16.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 18x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • 3-inch Ultra-high-resolution (921,000 Dot) LCD
  • Full HD (1080p) Movies with Stereo Sound

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