Take superb shots on the go with the slender and stylish COOLPIX A300. It's small and light enough to slip in a pocket or bag, so you're always ready to shoot close-ups of friends and family with its 8x optical/16x Dynamic Fine Zoom. You'll take share-worthy high resolution photos that you can share with family and friends using Nikon SnapBridge. The 20.1 megapixel CCD image sensor guarantees high-resolution images, while high-performance Vibration Reduction (VR) reduces camera shake, ensuring you only take sharp shots or smooth HD movies. Use Smart Portrait System as you shoot for perfect portraits, and Scene Auto Selector to automatically optimize camera settings.
Capture what's happening from wide-angle to telephoto
This slim camera offers 8x optical zoom, and using Dynamic Fine Zoom you can increase zoom capability to 16x without compromising the high resolution. Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to provide a steady picture at any zoom range. And with 4-Axis Hybrid VR, you can shoot beautifully steady movie clips even while walking.
Stay connected - Unleash new possibilities with a compatible smartphone
Install Nikon's SnapBridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX A300. Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) maintain a connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favorite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!
Image quality that your beautiful memories deserve
20.1 effective megapixels deliver detailed, high-resolution images. Each shot is taken with optimized settings thanks to Scene Auto Selector which chooses the appropriate mode from among 10 different scene modes. Subjects will be clearly in focus thanks to Target Finding AF which automatically detects your intended subject within the frame.
Create appealing images
Get lots of "likes" by shooting in Smart Portrait System which lets you make your friends look even better than before or create a special mood in-camera before shooting, and even automatically take a picture when the subject smiles. Plus you'll have 12 Glamour retouch effects to apply to already-shot images as well. If expansive scenery is your thing, use Panorama assist to stitch multiple shots together into a single panorama.
Slim styling to pick up and go
This stylishly slim camera slips in and out of your pocket or handbag without a snag. Its mobile design is quality-intensive down to the stylish details and color which are as unique as you.
- Compact Digital Camera
- Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 20.1 million
- Image Sensor: CCD
- Sensor Size: 1 / 2.3 in.
- Total Pixels: 20.48 million (approx.)
- Image Size (pixels): 5152 x 3864 (20M)
- Lens: 8x optical Zoom-NIKKOR lens
- Lens Focal Length: 4.5-36.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-200mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Lens f/-number: f/3.7-6.6
- Lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
- Lens Zoom: 8x
- Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800mm lens in 35mm  format)
- Vibration Reduction: Lens-shift VR; Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
- Aperture: Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
- Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
- Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection: Center; Face priority; Manual with 99 focus areas; Subject tracking; Target Finding AF
- Focus Range: [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity; [T]: Approx. 5 ft. (1.5 m.) to infinity; Macro mode: Approx. 0.8 in. (2 cm.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
- Focus Lock: Yes
- Monitor Size: 2.7 in. diagonal
- Monitor Type: TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating; 5-level brightness adjustment
- Monitor Resolution: 230,000 -dots
- Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode); 99% horizontal (Approx.); 99% vertical (Approx.) (compared to actual picture)
- Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 99% horizontal (Approx.); 99% vertical (Approx.) (compared to actual picture)
- Storage Media: SD memory card; SDHC memory card; SDXC memory card
- Internal Memory: Approx. 19 MB
- Storage File System: DCF; EXIF 2.3 compliant
- Storage File formats: Still pictures: JPEG; Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
- HD: 1280x720/ 30p
- HD: 1280x720/ 25p
- QVGA 320x240/ 30p
- QVGA 320x240/25p
- VGA 640x480/ 30p
- VGA 640x480/ 25p
- ISO Sensitivity: ISO 80 - 1600
- ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
- Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 80
- Highest ISO Sensitivity: 3200
- Exposure Metering: Matrix; Center-weighted; Spot
Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure; Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
- Exposure Modes: Auto. Scene, Scene Auto Selector, Smart Portrait, Special Effects
- Scene Modes: Backlighting, Beach, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
- In-Camera Image Editing: Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Glamour Retouch, Red Eye Correction, Small Picture
- Exposure Compensation: +-2 EV in steps of 1/3
- Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Balance Preset
- Shutter: Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
- Shutter Speed: 1/1500-1 sec., 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
- Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 1.1 shots at approx. 6 frames per second
- Continuous Shooting Options: Continuous; Single
- Self-timer: Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration; 5 second (Self-portrait timer)
- Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto): [W]: 0.5 to 2.8m (1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 2 in.); [T]: 1.5m (4 ft. 11 in.)
- Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Interface: Hi-speed USB
- Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP; PTP
- I/O terminal: Digital I/O (USB)
- Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portugese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Vietnamese
- Power Sources: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied); AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
- Charging Time: 2 hours 40 minutes (when using EH-72P/EH-72PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains) (Approx.)
- Battery / Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
- Battery Life (shots per charge): Still pictures: Approx. 240 shots (Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries.); Measured at 23(-/+2) deg. C (73(-/+4) deg. F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 5152 x 3864 (20.1MP). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
- Movies: Approx. 45 minutes
- All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed. Individual movie files cannot exceed 2 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
- Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
- Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 3.8 in. (95.9 mm) x 2.3 in. (58 mm) x 0.8 in. (20.1 mm) excluding projections
- Approx. Weight: 4.2 oz. (119 g) with battery and SD memory card
- Operating environment: Temperature: 0 to 40 deg. C (32 to 104 deg. F)
- Wi-Fi Compatibility
- This camera's built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
- System Requirements
- Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
- A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.