My old Nikon began to give me too many fuzzy pictures. This new one is only slightly larger. I like that as size was a factor in my choice. this new camera cost a good bit more than my old one, but it has 5X zoom. I am still getting used to it.
Pros: size and zoom
Cons: Some pictures still blurry. It may be the photographer and not the camera. Time will tell.
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Nice looking, easy to use and durable. I haven't traveled with it yet, but I think it will be good for a beach vacation.
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The new Nikon W300 has a heft that many other compacts lack, and the new design of the body along with the small increase in weight makes for superb handling. What seems undeniable about the W300 is the seriousness with which the new design has been conceived and executed. The buttons have a positive, definite touch, as does the toggle for the zoom and the door and latch for the battery and memory card compartment. When the camera is first powered on, the sequence of guidelines regarding using the camera underwater, reinforces the feeling that Nikon has taken the camera's design and purpose as an all-weather camera very seriously and produced a Coolpix that feels solid and secure in the hand. The processor, recording jpeg images taken against an eastern window with deep shadows and bright saves were accurate and clearly sharp enough to print as 11x14's at 300 dpi. I have used Nikon film and digital cameras and lenses for many years, and the new W300 will find a secure place in their gallery. The four stars, rather than five, reflect the fact that the camera is confined to jpegs; raw files with appropriate processing would have handled the shadows with less noise and more detail. The colors were true, rich, and natural rather than overdone. A fine, reliable compact that focuses and records with satisfying accuracy.
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