Nikon W300 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Nikon Coolpix W300? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Nikon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the W300 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Nikon Coolpix W300 below.
In any case, the W300 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on May 31st, 2017, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1951 days old (young?). Given that the W300 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Nikon product line-up.
Nikon's reference manual for the W300
The camera's reference manual is 248 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the W300 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Nikon Coolpix W300 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Nikon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Nikon W300 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Nikon Coolpix W300
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your W300 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Nikon W300 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Nikon W300 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the W300.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the W300?
The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the W300?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 1600.
Does the Nikon W300 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the W300 use?
Does the Nikon Coolpix W300 support geotagging?
The W300 has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Nikon Coolpix W300.
|Camera Model||Nikon W300|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-120mm f/2.8-4.9|
|Launch Date||May 2017|
|Launch Price||USD 389|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||15.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 608 x 3 456 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.33 μm|
|Pixel Density||56.73 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||125 - 1 600 ISO|
|ISO Boost||125 - 6 400 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||921k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||7 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Waterproof body (30m)|
|Battery Type||EN-EL12 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||280 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
112 x 66 x 29 mm
(4.4 x 2.6 x 1.1 in)
|Camera Weight||231 g (8.1 oz)|
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