“The P300 is a decent compact that provides a good number of manual shooting controls that place this camera a step above other point and shoots.”
DPReview has published their review of the Nikon Coolpix P300, a compact digital camera with 12.2MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 4.2x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-100mm equiv.), 3.0-in. LCD (921k-dot), Optical Image Stabilization, PASM, Scene Auto Selector, Continuous Shooting 8fps, D-Lighting, Easy Panorama, Backlighting HDR, Smart Portrait System, Smile Timer, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and Full HD 1080p video 1920×1080 @ 30fps with stereo sound.
You can read the Nikon Coolpix P300 Review at: DPReview.