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Nikon W300 Waterproof Underwater Digital Camera with TFT LCD, 3", Orange
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- Waterproof, freeze proof, shockproof and dustproof adventure camera with extra capabilities
- Stunning high resolution photos, 4K Ultra HD videos, Time-lapse videos, Super lapse videos and music montages
- 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with telephoto power and Hybrid VR image stabilization
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, eCompass, altimeter, depth gauge and more. Waterproof: JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot images underwater up to a depth of 100 feet and for 60 minutes
- Operating environment: Temperature: -10 to +40 Degree Celsius (14 to 104 Degree Fahrenheit ) for land use, Temperature: 0 to 40 Degree Celsius (32 to 104 Degree Fahrenheit) for underwater use
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Show the World What You're Made of
Some people are happy to take pictures from the comfort of the sidelines. That's nice. But if you want to be part of the action, you need a camera as tough as you. For those thrill seekers and action-hounds, meet the COOLPIX W300, a tough-as-nails camera designed for the extremes. Waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof, it captures 4K Ultra HD video, 16 MP photos, time-lapse movies and more in the harshest conditions. Bring it surfing, skiing, SCUBA diving, biking, climbing...wherever your adventures lead. Use the built-in GPS, eCompass, altimeter, Wi-Fi(R) and Bluetooth(R) Low Energy to track and share every heart-pounding moment. Show the world what you're really made of.
Ready for Adventure
Waterproof to 100 ft.
Take it snorkeling, Scuba diving, fishing or just having fun in the pool.
Freezeproof to 14°
Take it skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow shoeing or ice skating.
Can handle rough conditions, including drops from up to 7.9 ft. high.
Take it to the beach, the ball field...any place that gets dirty.
Jaw-dropping Photos and Videos
16-MP Backside Illuminated CMOS Sensor.
Share epic photos and videos that put your friends and family in the moment. The COOLPIX W300's 16 MP low-light sensor and fast f/2.8 NIKKOR zoom lens freeze action in striking detail, even when the light is fading. It's fast autofocus and continuous shooting speed helps you land shots others might miss. Turn on Macro Mode and reveal hidden details in flowers, plants, insects and more.
Zoom into the Action
5x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens with Hybrid VR.
When the action is just out of reach, zoom in with the telephoto power of the COOLPIX W300's 5x optical zoom lens. You'll have the flexibility to get the whole scene into the frame or to zoom in for a tight view. The whole time you're shooting, Nikon's Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction) keeps your photos and videos steady, even when the road gets bumpy.
4K Ultra HD Videos with Stereo Sound*
With the touch of a button, the COOLPIX W300 records 4K Ultra HD or 1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound. Combine your favorite clips into a 30-second compilation with background music and special effects using Short Movie Show—ideal for sharing online. Use Time-lapse recording to condense an hour of action into a 10-second sequence, or speed up time with a Superlapse video. You can even shoot stills while recording video. The camera also features VR during movie recording (5-axis hybrid: lens-shift type and electronic type) and AE lock is now available when shooting underwater video.
*Not all video features are available when recording in 4K UHD, please refer to the owner’s manual for details.
Simple, Smart Operation Designed for Action.
Operating the COOLPIX W300 couldn't be easier. An extra large grip and smart button placement make for stable one-handed shooting. The large 3.0-inch LCD has an anti-reflective coating for shooting in bright light. A dedicated Tool button gives you quick access to GPS, eCompass and other tools. When you're wearing heavy gloves, you can change modes simply by moving the camera.
Access and Share on the Go
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Pull out a compatible smartphone or tablet to automatically transfer, review and share your photos, add caption text and even take pictures remotely with the COOLPIX W300. The Nikon SnapBridge app can automatically back-up your photos to Nikon Image Space as you shoot them. Share the moment while it's still happening.
Onboard GPS, eCompass, Altimeter, Depth Gauge and More
Easily track and view your course, steps taken, altitude, depth—even atmospheric and water pressure—with the COOLPIX W300.
Built-in Bright LED Light
Whether you're illuminating a subject or trying to see your map, the COOLPIX W300's bright LED light will come in handy.
Point and Shoot Ease
The COOLPIX W300 takes the work out of great photos and videos. When you're in a challenging situation, just select from 20 common Scene Modes like Night Landscape or Portrait, or choose Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose for you.
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Show the world what you're made of. Some people are happy to take pictures from the comfort of the sidelines. That's nice. But if you want to be part of the action, you need a camera as tough as you. For those thrill seekers and action-hounds, meet the COOLPIX W300, a tough-as-nails camera designed for the extremes. Waterproof, freeze proof, shockproof and dustproof, it captures 4K Ultra HD video, 16 MP photos, time-lapse movies and more in the harshest conditions. Bring it surfing, skiing, SCUBA diving, biking, climbing...wherever your adventures lead. Use the built-in GPS, eCompass, altimeter, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy to track and share every heart-pounding moment. Show the world what you're really made of.
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The weak point of this camera is image quality, due to the small 1/2.3" sensor size. Photography snobs would scoff at this camera for its small sensor size. But the cold hard fact is that nobody currently manufactures a compact camera with GPS and with a larger sensor size. So if, like me, you are looking for a compact camera with GPS today, you are stuck with this level of image quality, no matter which camera you choose. If you want better image quality in a compact camera today, you need to forget about GPS and spend a little more money for something like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10. I'm not gonna lie, I would have preferred a larger sensor—indeed, the sensor in the W300 is only marginally larger than the sensor in the DMC-FX30 that I bought a decade ago—but again, there is no compact camera with GPS and with a larger sensor size currently on the market. So the image quality from this camera is as good as can be expected given its sensor size.
Since I was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 user for the past decade, there are some aspects of the Panasonic interface that I miss. In playback mode, the W300 doesn't display enough information about each photo; information such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and histogram are displayed in playback mode on my ten-year-old Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 but NOT on this brand-new Nikon Coolpix W300. (However, the shutter speed and aperture are displayed in shooting mode when pressing the shutter-release button halfway. By the way, like my old DMC-FX30 and like most other cameras in this class, shutter speed and aperture cannot be manually set on the W300, but they can be indirectly manipulated to some degree by changing ISO, zooming, or by switching to a different scene mode or to macro mode. That's plenty of control for me—even when I have had a chance to use (somebody else's) higher-end cameras, I almost never manually set shutter speed and aperture.) The W300 does display compass direction, altitude, and surface pressure for each photo in playback mode, which is cool, but that doesn't justify omitting basic information from the display such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture that are already recorded in each photo's metadata anyway. I also miss Panasonic's "vivid" color setting. So, after switching from a ten-year-old Panasonic to this new Nikon I feel that I have gained some features but also lost some features.
I just want to make digital photos every day using a compact camera with GPS, and this camera is what I chose from among the very limited range of alternatives available today that fit those requirements. Overall, this camera is an improvement over the camera that I bought ten years ago, although I miss some features of the Panasonic.
UPDATE, July 25, 2017: Above I said that I missed Panasonic's "vivid" color setting. Not anymore. Today I found the "vividness" slider setting within the exposure menu in auto mode on the W300; it's just like the "vivid" color setting on my old DMC-FX30 but better, because it offers more control. I have REALLY enjoyed using the W300 over the past few days. It's like a camera honeymoon. This evening I went to an outdoor concert and used the W300 to shoot not only photos but also 1920x1080p videos at 60p (60 frames per second, twice the frame rate of the more common 30p) with stereo sound. I'm no video connoisseur, but to me the videos are nearly as good as being there. It's an amazing improvement compared to the monaural 848x480p video on my old DMC-FX30.
UPDATE, July 30, 2017: After taking photos with the W300 daily for over a week, I estimate that I felt the need to apply manual exposure (brightness) compensation to around 50% of the shots. (I have also activated Nikon's great "Active D-Lighting" feature, which applies some exposure magic.) In contrast, I estimate that I felt the need to apply manual exposure (brightness) compensation to around 5% of the shots that I used to take with my old DMC-FX30. What's going on here? One bizarre possibility is that my ten-year-old Panasonic was much better at light metering than this brand-new Nikon. Another, more likely, possibility is that the monitor display on this W300 is so much better than the one on my old DMC-FX30 that it is now much easier for me to notice when the exposure needs adjustment. Of course, some combination of the two possibilities may be happening: Perhaps the W300 is not so great at light metering, but the excellent monitor allows me to notice the problem and correct it. (Update to the update: I later decided that this wasn't an issue with the light metering, it was merely me getting accustomed to the new monitor on the W300; after more experience using the camera I developed a better "feel" for what settings are needed in a given situation.)
After less than a week of use, my W300 started displaying the compass direction incorrectly; only directions between North and West were displayed, even if the camera was pointing between East and South. I tried using the "compass correction" function several times, but received the message that the compass could not be corrected. After trying to use the "compass correction" function about ten times or more, the compass was finally corrected. So don't freak out if you can't correct the compass immediately; it will probably correct eventually if you are persistent with the compass correction function.
UPDATE, December 18, 2017: It is now winter where I live, and I have been taking lots of photos outdoors in the cold with the W300. This camera really shows its strengths in winter conditions: It's fairly easy to use all the functions of the camera while wearing thick winter gloves; I don't own a smartphone but I'm guessing it's impossible to take photos with most smartphones while wearing thick winter gloves. The camera also works flawlessly in temperatures far below freezing that would have rendered my previous camera, the old DMC-FX30, completely unusable. Before winter came, I also confidently used the camera several times in the rain, knowing very well that even the hardest rain would not damage this camera.
On paper, no the W300 is not significantly better than the AW130. No improved sensor size, no improved zoom, and while it has 4k, no 4k 60P.
However there are a lot of hidden under-the-hood improvements that make this a significantly better camera than the AW130/AW120 (which are almost identical).
The image and video stabilization is significantly better. They also fixed a lot of white balance and dynamic range issues. The old AW series used to take a lot of work with exposure compensation and metering to get images that weren't over or under exposed...but the new W300 consistently does a much better job with this. This is especially noticeable shooting landscapes in overcast conditions. Nikon added D-lighting to this camera as well which really helps too.
Another nice plus was that they dialed down the noise blurring somewhat. Many of the old AW cameras would to fix noise, aggressively blur the image and then sharpen it, giving it a "water color" look. This was disastrous for some photos...for example shooting trees resulted in most of the leaves being smudged together giving you an "abstract painting". This is much improved now.
The screen is much improved which in some ways is minor, but it really does help with exposure compensation and seeing if your shot turned out.
On the downside, it is a much heavier camera than the previous AW's and they axed the map feature which I was really disappointed in.
Whether this is a worthy competitor to the Olympus TG-5 is a good question. I suspect the TG-5 does a better job of shooting low-light photos, making underwater videos and doing macro shots. While the W300 is likely a better camera for above-water video (mostly for its better stabilization), better average picture quality, and is more affordable.