Nikon Coolpix P330 test videos : A 12 megapixel compact camera with a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, a light sensitive f/1.8 lens with 5x optical zoom, a high ISO sensitivity and RAW support: we are talking about the new Nikon Coolpix P330 digital camera. The compact photo camera delivers excellent image quality and offers many setting possibilities, which are especially to the advantage of the advanced photographer. Next to capturing well-lit and detailed photos, the Nikon P330 can also shoot 1080p Full HD videos. We were able to test the video function of the Nikon P330 extensively in practice.
Nikon P330 video function
By means of a separate video recording button on the back of the camera, you can start a video recording at any time. Compared with its predecessor, the Coolpix P310, the new P330 can capture images at a higher speed, for nice, fluid, video recordings. 50, 30, or 25 frames per second can be captured in Full HD resolution. The Nikkor lens with 5x optical zoom and the 99-point autofocus system are both available in the video mode. You can also keep shooting photos while shooting video. It is too bad that you can hear the shutter release in the video. The stereo sound that the Nikon P330 records is much better than expected. It is easy to understand when people are talking, and unwanted background noise (such as wind) is reduced.
Shooting Full HD videos with the Nikon P330
The Nikon P330 records nice video clips. The colors and lighting are natural looking, and the autofocus is accurate, and performs well. Especially when following subjects, the P330 performs great. When you zoom in or out, the camera needs a bit more time to focus, but the results are certainly not bad, and even better than most other compact cameras. The Nikon P330 can also shoot in slow motion and make fast recordings of a speed up to 120 fps. Additionally, the Nikon Coolpix P330 is equipped with a built-in HDMI connection, so that you can hook up the camera directly to an HD TV. However, the HDMI cable does not come included.
Nikon P330 test videos
Below are several video test shots, made with the Nikon P330. The test videos were shot on various locations in Turkey. The video quality is normally set at 360p by YouTube, but you can change the quality to 1080p for optimal viewing.
Nikon Coolpix P330 test videos
Nikon Coolpix P330 test : Kids playing at Akpinar restaurant, Pamukcu - Turkey
Nikon P330 video : Food is served on a village festival in Turkey
Nikon Coolpix P330 test video : Bandirma ferry boat gets refueled
Nikon Coolpix P330 test video : Music concert in the evening, in Balikesir, Turkey
Nikon P330 video with filter effect : Workers are lawn mowing at Pamukkale, Turkey