LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S4300 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S4300 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S4300 can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S4300 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S4300 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Nikon S4300 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S4300, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S4300 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S4300 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect S4300 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon S4300 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 180 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Nikon S4300 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S4300 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S4300 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S4300 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S4300 is $295.00