Nikon COOLPIX A300

Nikon COOLPIX A300
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List Price: $139.95
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Average customer review:
(3.5 stars, based on 15 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #432 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Silver
  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: 26519
  • Released on: 2017-02-10
  • Dimensions: .80" h x 2.30" w x 3.80" l, 4.20 pounds
  • Battery type: Lithium Ion


  • Nikon COOLPIX A300
  • Capture what's happening from wide-angle to telephoto with 8x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens/16x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • High resolution 20.1-megapixel image sensor
  • Using Nikon SnapBridge, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) technology for wirelessly sharing photos to a compatible smartphone

A slim, pocketable point-and-shoot for everyday shooting, the COOLPIX A300 from Nikon features versatile imaging capabilities along with a convenient form factor. Revolving around a 20.1MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor, the A300 produces high-resolution stills along with HD 720p video, and offers an extended sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 for working in low-light conditions. A NIKKOR 8x optical zoom covers a 25-200mm equivalent focal length range, and is benefitted by Hybrid VR to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Additionally, the camera also incorporates a 2.7" 230k-dot LCD monitor, as well as SnapBridge wireless connectivity for transferring your imagery to a smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi + NFC.Features:20.1MP CCD Sensor - Featuring a 20.1MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor, the A300 is capable of recording high-resolution still imagery as well as HD 720p video. The sensor provides a sensitivity range from ISO 80-1600, which can be extended to ISO 3200 for working in low-light conditions.NIKKOR 8x Optical Zoom Lens - Spanning a wide-angle to telephoto reach, the NIKKOR 8x optical zoom lens covers a 25-200mm equivalent focal length range to benefit working in a wide variety of shooting conditions. This reach can be extended even further to 16x with Dynamic Fine Zoom for working with distant subjects. Benefiting this reach is Hybrid VR, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to three stops to help realize sharp imagery.SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the A300 features built-in SnapBridge connectivity to permit seamless transferring of imagery to a mobile device. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology enables communication between the camera and a smart device, and allows for automatic image transfers as you shoot. SnapBridge requires a one-time setup and also works in conjunction with Nikon Image Space for backing up files and sharing imagery, and can also

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Pictures, Great Price!
By Patrick Flanagan
I honestly don't know how any other review could give this camera 1 star. Sure, it isn't the best camera, but it's a CHEAP camera! I bought this camera so I could review it on my youtube channel. At first, I was skeptical, and I didn't expect much. After taking a few shots, I was afraid I had made a bad choice. However, I know that cameras aren't that simple, so I decided to try a few different options. After playing around with the camera a little bit, I was able to get some amazing shots!
This is not a bad camera! It is an amazing camera for this price! I disagree that the average smartphone camera is any better than this camera. Even though some of the newer smartphones may be able to compete, this camera is still amazing! You can take great pictures if you know what you are doing! Even if you don't know what you are doing, once you get used to the camera, your pictures will look beautiful!

I will try to upload some of my photos in a few minutes.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5new camera
By Steve B
I purchased this for an upcoming trip to the UK. I took it to the park with my dogs to check it out and it performed well. It automatically uploads the pics to my iphone in the background, which is cool, but I can see might be bothersome as it uploads every pic, the good and the bad. I'll update as I use it but so far I like it.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
1Unreliable Flash - Unreliable Camera - Not a Good Product
By Mary O.
I have had great luck with every Coolpix model I've owned in the past but this A300 is not good. I have a home inspection business and use a camera every day. This model is very frustrating to use. I need to take many pics where lighting is not good. But, the auto sensing flash on this camera does not sense lighting or adjust properly. It takes way too many pictures without engaging the flash when a flash is needed and many pictures come out dim, poorly lit, and unusable for use in my inspection reports. I often need to turn my flashlight on to ensure I get enough light for pictures and take multiple pictures of the same thing just to make sure I am getting a usable picture. And often times when I do this, the camera flash will decide it wants to work.

And to add to the frustration, the camera will not allow you to manually engage the flash. It only has an AUTO or OFF setting for the flash. So you have to hope the AUTO setting decide it wants to work. This a very disappointing camera, easily the worst Nikon Coolpix model I have owned and I have owned a lot of them. Only buy this camera if you like pulling your hair out in frustration.

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