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Nikon Coolpix S4300 review

The ultra-compact S4300 boasts a great 3-inch high resolution touchscreen

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The Nikon Coolpix S4300 has reliable metering but noise can be quite visible, even in relatively well lit daylight shots.

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The Nikon S4300's touch shooting mode does a good job of focusing where you choose, and is quite responsive in use.

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In lower light, images from the Nikon Coolpix S4300 are susceptible to murky colours and lots of noise, even at the lowest ISO sensitivities.

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The Nikon S4300's metering system performs well indoors and out, and white balance is equally reliable.

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Colours from the Nikon Coolpix S4300 are usually bright and zingy, but the camera is often plagued by very blown highlights.

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The Night Landscape mode does a good job of capturing night scenes, with accurate colours and reduced noise.

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Despite decent metering, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 suffers from a limited dynamic range and cropped highlights, even when it automatically fires the flash.

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Even at the lowest sensitivities, sharpness isn't great, although colours are nicely reproduced.

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In overcast conditions images can look drab, and sharpness is poor when viewed at full size.

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The 26mm wide angle captures a usefully wide field of view, but has an unimpressive maximum aperture.

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The 6x zoom extends to 156mm, but image quality is low at the telephoto end.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Optical Zoom6x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Blink Detection, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI), MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)139 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Flash Memory Capacity74 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.4 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL19
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Height58.9 mm
Width95.5 mm
Depth20.8 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.60 mm to 27.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS4300
Product NameCoolpix S4300 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA942E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The pocket-size 16-megapixel COOLPIX S4300 keeps you ready to capture the next magic moment at a touch.

The rapid menu system and high-resolution touchscreen let you focus and shoot with one-touch simplicity, or switch between functions with ease. The NIKKOR 6x optical zoom makes group shots or close-ups easy, and fun filter effects let you enhance photos on the spot.

When the moment warrants filming, you can switch to record crisp video clips instantly with the dedicated button.

Battery Life180 Shot/1.25 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S4300 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (with Battery Case)
  • Stylus TP-1
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  • Software Installer CD
  • Reference Manual CD
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker