LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon W300 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
W300 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon W300 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately W300 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon W300 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon W300 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon W300, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon W300 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of W300.
It has a Mono speaker but no built-in microphone.
Nikon W300 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon W300 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Nikon W300's Bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our W300. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect W300 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon W300 is powered by EN-EL12 battery which provides a shooting life of 280 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon W300 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon W300 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon W300 is $386.95