Comparing Nikon P300 vs Canon S95 vs Panasonic LX5 Advanced Compact Cameras2011-03-29 01:54 | Source
|Model||Coolpix P300||Powershot S95||DMC-LX5|
|Style||Advanced Compact||Advanced Compact||Advanced Compact|
|LCD Screen||3-inch TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating with 921,000 dots||3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle w/ 461,000 pixels, 100% coverage||3.0-inch TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating|
|Memory Cards||SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card with 90MB internal memory||SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card||Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Resolution||4000 x 3000 (12M)||Still Image: 16:9: Large: 3648 x 2048, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584, Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360||16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3968x2232 (9M) / 3328x1872 (6M) / 2784x1568 (4.5M) / 2208x1248 (2.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)|
|File Formats||Still pictures: JPEG Audio file format: AAC stereo Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264||Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG) RAW (CR2 (Canon Original)); Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))||Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3) + QuickTime Motion picture: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG|
|Focal Length||4.2x zoom, 4.3-17.9mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-100mm lens in 35mm  format)||3.8x zoom 6.0 (W)-22.5mm (T) f/2.0-4.9 (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm)||3.8x zoom, f=5.1-19.2mm (24-90mm in 35mm equiv.) (25-95mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000-8 sec. (M mode)||Auto (1 - 1/1600 sec), 15-1/1600 sec||Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec|
|Aperture||f/1.8-4.9||f/2.0 (W) - f/4.9 (T)||F2.0 - 3.3 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.0 - 8 (W) / F3.3 - 8 (T))|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 160-3200 Auto (auto gain ISO 160-1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 160-400, 160-800)||Auto, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 125, ISO 160, ISO 200, ISO 250, ISO 320, ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 800, ISO 1000, ISO 1250, ISO 1600, ISO 2000, ISO 2500, ISO 3200 equivalent in P Mode||Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* / 12800* (* by pixel mixed readout) High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-12800)|
|White Balance Settings||Not Supplied||Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade/Flash / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set 1 / 2|
|Flash Modes||TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes||Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off,Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd|
|Flash Range||[W]: 0.5 to 6.5m (1 ft. 8in. to 21ft.) [T]: 0.5 to 2.5m (1ft. 8in. to 8ft. 2in.)||1.6-21 ft./50cm-6.5m (W), 3.0 - 9.8 ft./90cm - 3.0cm (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)||0.8 - 7.2m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 4.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)|
|Shooting Modes||Back Light Beach Black and White Copy Close Up Dusk/Dawn Fireworks Show Food Landscape Museum Night Landscape Night Portrait Panorama Party/Indoor Pet Portrait Portrait Scene Auto Selector Snow Special Effects Sports Sunset||Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C, Low Light, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Kids&Pets, Smart Shutter*, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Movie (Standard, Minia||Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, High Sensitivity, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1/2, Pet, Sunset, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo|
|Maximum Movie Resolution||1920x1080p||1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps);||1280x720 pixels,60p(CCD output is 30p) (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)|
|Maximum Movie Frames Per Second||30 fps||24/30 fps||30 fps|
|Maximum Movie Duration||To capacity of memory card||N/A||AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] approx.140 min MOTION JPEG with picture|
|Macro Focus||[W]: Approx. 1.2 in. (3 cm.) to infinity||2.0 in. - 1.6 ft./5 - 50cm (W) 12 in. - 1.6 ft./ 30 - 50cm (T)||1cms|
|Metering||224-segment matrix, center-weighted||Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot||Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot|
|Image Stabilization||Yes, Lens-shift VR||Yes (Lens-Shift)||Yes, Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2) Photo & Movie|
|Self Timer||Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration||Custom (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.)||2sec / 10sec|
|Video Out (TV Playback)||Yes, NTSC PAL HDMI||Yes, NTSC/PAL||Yes, AV Output (NTSC), mini HDMI|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12||Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-6L||ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 1250mAh) (Included)|
|Dimensions||Height: 2.3 in. (58.3mm) Width: 4.1 in. (103mm) Depth: 1.3 in. (32mm)||3.93 x 2.30 x 1.16 in. (99.8 x 58.4 x 29.5mm)||4.32 x 2.58 x 1.69 in|
|Weight||6.7 oz. (189g) with battery and SD memory card||6.00 oz. / 170g||.51lb|
|Other Info||Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution Up to 7 shots at approx. 8 frames per second||Continuous Shooting Normal: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 3.9 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode); AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode); LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)||Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max. 3 img (Fine Mode)High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (img priority) approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) recorded in 3M for 4:3,2.5M for 3:2,2M for 16:9,2.5M for1:1)|
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Nikon Coolpix P300 Camera Reviews Roundup
|PhotographicCentral - Dec 18 2011|
"Overall I find the Coolpix P300 to be a camera that won't dazzle you, but it's very functional and does the majority of photo work pretty well. I find it's strengths lie in its versatile focal length, especially for indoors and for scenery. Long zoomers look beyond the P300- it's not that kind of camera. Also worth noting is that the P300 is very lightweigh..." More »
|CNET US - Sep 13 2011|
"The P300 turns out very good photos for a point-and-shoot that will stand up nicely to 10x13 prints or smaller and Web use. However, even at its lowest ISOs, subjects look a little overprocessed when viewed at full size. In fact, if you are looking for photos good enough to heavily crop and then use at large sizes, this camera isn't for you. Though its sens..." More »
|MacWorld - Aug 16 2011|
"In our lab's subjective tests for image and video quality, the Nikon Coolpix P300 performed well, serving up above-average still images in Auto mode that exhibited outstanding sharpness for a point-and-shoot camera. The Coolpix P300 earned scores of Very Good for both image sharpness and lack of distortion, while on exposure quality and color accuracy it ne..." More »
|Digital Camera Review - Aug 11 2011|
"Looking at the specifications for the P300 it becomes fairly obvious why the camera earned a "P" (for performance) designation from Nikon. The inclusion of the backside illuminated sensor is a promising technology in the field of noise reduction; manual shooting controls are generally found on cameras catering to more serious shooters; full 1080 H..." More »
Nikon Coolpix P300 Camera Recent User Reviews
- Aug 14 2014 I love love love this camera, Jennifer L. Polk
I love love love this camera! Great things do come in small packages! This camera provides lots of options for a great variety of photo techniques. It provides wide angle with a decent zoom. I didn't buy this camera for the zoom I bought it for all of the settings it provides. You can use Auto setting to let the camera pick the settings, which it does very well, or you can manuall...
- Jul 01 2014 Easy Point and Shoot Camera!, Anthony McGehee "da_hammar"
Verified Purchase ( I was looking for a camera that would function well in bright light as well as night time and still be able to take a good picture. This camera worked perfect every time. My family went on a short cruise and the pictures that I was able to capture will bring back fond memories for years to come....
- Jun 14 2014 I really like this camera!, Anna
Verified Purchase ( I read this to be one of Consumer Reports best camera in Dec of 2013 and they were right! You don't need anything better. I had my mother take it with her to Rome and the picture turned out so incredibly as well as the HD filming. It was as if you were there. There is no pix-elation on the pictures or the film!...
- Apr 11 2014 This is a superb camera offering BIG performance in a small package, C. J. Clavadetscher "quickshot carl"
Not as cheap as the main bunch of point and shoot cameras. Not as expensive as the far larger heavier G series from CANON. But a superb camera with DSLR qualities and options including a marvelous lens in a tiny package. I shot a community XMAS tree event with this camera and the shots, sans flash even, were marvelous....