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Nikon Coolpix 4300

 

Category: Point-and-Shoot

If you sometimes tire of lugging all your SLR photographic gear, and want a digital camera compact enough to take along anywhere but that still delivers the kind of professional quality results you have come to expect, look no further.

The Nikon Coolpix 4300 fits the bill perfectly. It sports a 4 megapixels resolution, a superb Nikkor lens with 3x optical zoom (with a 35mm format equivalent of 38mm - 114mm), Auto mode, Manual mode, 12 scene modes, macro focus at 1.6 inches, all in an elegant body 3.7 (W) x 2.7 (H) x 2.0 (D) in. and weighing in at 7.9 oz.

With an exceptionally clean design, controls that are thoughtfully laid out, and scene modes to cover most common picture-taking situations you might ever encounter, the Nikon Coolpix 4300 wins our OriGenial™ Seal of Approval.

We like the Nikon Coolpix 4300 and wish that Nikon had included Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority modes. However the many scene modes cover all kinds of situations and make up for the lack of Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority modes. Note that the Coolpix 4300 has only two aperture settings; this is accomplished with the use of a filter. What this means for you as a photographer is that you cannot play with depth-of-field. In fact, at its opening of F2.8, depth of filed is minimal. Serious photographers might be put off by this limitation. Lacking a low-light focus-assist AF also means that this is primarily a sunny outdoors type of camera; therefore, taking good low-light indoors pictures can be somewhat of a challenge.

Optional accessories include all Coolpix lenses, the Macro COOL-LIGHT SL-1 for serious macro photography, a LCD hood, and a remote control.

If you are a point-and-shoot photographer and you are considering your first digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix 4300 is a good choice for its excellent image quality and its many scene modes. You will enjoy taking it along anywhere and -- as long as it is sunny outdoors, or very well lighted indoors -- you can look forward to many good pictures. If you are also into macro photography, then this is definitely a keeper.

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Nikon Coolpix 4300
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix 4300 Specifications  
  Megapixels 4.0  
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor  
  Maximum Aperture F2.8  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  35mm Equivalent 38-114mm  
  Macro 1.6 in. (W), 1 ft. (T); Macro COOL-LIGHT SL-1 optional  
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/1,000 sec., Bulb (up to 60 sec.)  
  White Balance Auto, Manual, Pre-set, White Balance Bracketing  
  Exposure Auto, Manual, Scene (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light)  
  Light Metering Matrix, Centre-Weighted, Spot, Spot AF  
  Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.7 x 2.7 x 2.0 in.  
  Weight 7.9 oz.  
  Other One touch upload;
Accepts all optional Coolpix lenses;
Optional HL-E885 LCD Hood;
Optional Remote Cord MC-EU1
 
  MSRP US$399.95  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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