Nikon Coolpix S9300 Ilse Jurriën : February 3th 2012 - 20:45 CET
Nikon S9300 digital camera : Nikon release a new Coolpix S-series digital camera that incorporates advanced functions in a stylish design. The new Nikon Coolpix S9300 high zoom compact camera succeeds the Coolpix S9100 and is perfect to use for travel, sports events, music concerts and more. The slender Nikon Coolpix S9300 captures detail, thanks to a Nikkor 18x optical zoom lens, a back-illuminated 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, lens-shift vibration reduction, Full HD video recording, 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) LCD monitor and built-in GPS. Even with its high-performance wide-angle high-power zoom lens, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 camera is compact and slim for superior portability. The Nikon S9300 can easily be taken anywhere to enjoy taking pictures of a wide variety of scenes utilizing the full power of the zoom lens.
Nikon Coolpix S9300 camera
Behind the compact (30.6mm at its widest part) camera body of the Nikon Coolpix S9300 lays a wealth of cutting-edge technology that sets this camera apart. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels, the noise that occurs with shooting at high sensitivities is effectively suppressed. In addition, the lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function newly adopted for the Nikon S9300 effectively reduces blur, even with shooting indoors or in dark places where camera shake often results in blurred photos, for clear, sharp photos.
Scene modes on the Nikon Coolpix S9300
In Night Portrait, Backlighting and Night Landscape scene modes, the benefits of the backside illumination CMOS sensor in terms of image quality with shooting at high sensitivities are utilized through the capture of multiple shots in quick succession, which are then combined and recorded as a single image. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 captures a series of pictures at high speed and then combines them to accurately produce the intended result regardless of the lighting conditions.
Nikon Coolpix S9300 test photos
Nikon published a pair of sample photos on its Imaging website. Download the Nikon S9300 test photos to judge the image quality yourself.
GPS and Compass on the Nikon S9300
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 features a high-performance GPS and electronic compass to record position information while shooting photos or recording videos. This GPS information can then be viewed in the camera monitor. The Nikon S9300 also offers a log function that tracks and records movement with acquisition of position information even while the camera is off, and point-of-interest (POI) data (approx. 1,700,000 locations) that can be used to record and display place names.
Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Coolpix S9200
These new GPS features on the Nikon Coolpix S9300 offer active users who are often outdoors or travel frequently new forms of enjoyment after shooting as they allow the user to track their route while on vacation, for example, and save that information as a file. Are you not really interested in the GPS functionalities of this camera? Then the new Nikon Coolpix S9200 might be a good alternative, as this digital camera offers the same specifications, but without GPS. Also take a look at the complete overview of all new Nikon Coolpix cameras.
Nikon S9300 records video in Full HD
Just as with its predecessor, Full-HD videos with stereo sound and a frame size of 1920 x 1080 pixels can be recorded, and optical zoom can be used during movie recording. An innovative recording function lets budding movie makers shoot film clips, pause and then continue filming, and the Nikon Coolpix S9300 will create one movie file for smooth playback. Not only is it easy to record videos, but the ways in which videos can be enjoyed are expanded. In addition, dramatic videos recorded using the HS Movie function can be played back in slow motion at 1/2 or 1/4 the normal playback speed, or in fast motion at twice the normal playback speed for a comical effect.
Sharing service Nikon my Picturetown
With the Nikon Coolpix S9300 you can back-up your photos and videos safely and securely using my Picturetown, the free online digital photo storage and sharing service brought to you by Nikon. My Picturetown makes is very ease to share photo memories with friends and family, making it even more enjoyable to capture new photos with the Nikon S9300. You can also organize your photo and video files into online collections. You get 2GB of space free to use for storing thousands of memories and you can upgrade your membership to Gold Account at any time if you need to store more pictures.
Nikon Coolpix S9300 price & availability
The Nikon Coolpix S9300 comes in a wide range of colors; black, silver, red and blue. Included Nikon Coolpix S9300 accessories are the EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery, an EH-69P power adapter, View NX2 software, an AN-CP19 neck strap, an Audio/Video cable and an USB cable. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 will be available from March 2012 for an estimated retail price of €330 Euro in Europe. Prices and colors may vary from country to country.
Nikon Coolpix S9300 review
We will publish a detailed Nikon Coolpix S9300 review with a sample photo gallery, consisting of high resolution pictures and videos, as soon as we get our hands on a Nikon Coolpix S9300 test sample. In the meantime learn about the capabilities of a Nikon Coolpix S-Series camera by reading our Nikon Coolpix S9100 review.