Nikon Coolpix S9300 Video
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Video Transcript
Hi, there. I'm Jack Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET and this is a look at the Nikon Coolpix S9300. It's Nikon's highest and compact mega zoom featuring an ultra wide angle lens with an AT&X zoom. Now that's the same lens that was in 2011 S9100 and in fact this is basically the same as the S9100 but with the higher resolution sensor is now 16 megapixels instead of 12 and built in GPS for geotech. The extra resolution doesn't help or hurt the image quality. They're good to very good. Best for small prints and web use but under the right conditions you can do some enlarge and crapping. Has fairly fast performance too. The big problem is that it's SMRP somewhat high for what it's offering especially with the much better Cannon SX260HS and Panasonic ZS20 starting at the same price. In other words it'll take a pretty serious price drop to make it worth recommending over those models. I'm Josh Goldman and that's Nikon cool pics S9300.
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Nikon Coolpix S9300 (Red) Review
The good: The Nikon Coolpix S9300 has fast shooting performance, a wide, long lens in a pocketable body, and several fun and useful shooting modes that help you get the best shot without much effort.
The bad: Competing models from Canon and Panasonic have longer lenses and more shooting options for the same suggested retail price and the S9300's photos aren't the sharpest when viewed at larger sizes.
The bottom line: The compact Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a good choice for anyone after a pure point-and-shoot experience and a long zoom lens. But, depending on needs, you might want to wait for a price drop.
Nikon Coolpix S9300 (Red) Specs
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
Part number: 26316
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