Play, Edit and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Rugged Design: The Nikon Coolpix W300's rugged design
protects the camera from the following extreme conditions:
- Waterproof: Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth
of 30 meters (98 feet) for up to 60 minutes. (IEC/JIS grade class 8
- Dust-proof: Protection against dust (IEC/JIS grade
- Shock-proof: Capacity to withstand a drop of up to 8'
onto a surface of 2" thick plywood (MIL-STD
810F Method 516.6 Shock)
- Freeze-proof: Operating temperature -10°C to 40°C (14°F
Note: See limitations regarding waterproof, dustproof,
freezeproof, and shockproof attributes
Action Control: The Action Control feature lets you easily
adjust specific camera settings, even with gloves on. The Action Control button,
which activates the feature, is conveniently located on the left side of the
camera. You can perform the functions by shaking the camera with your wrist in a
single up/down or forward/backward stroke. Functions that can be performed
include: Shooting Mode, Start Movie Recording, Quick Playback, or Exit.
GPS: The camera has a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver, which allows you to record
location data with your photographs.
During shooting, GPS data is displayed in the monitor, including the current
location by place name or its coordinates. The built-in GPS helps you track your
progress, and share your locations with online sites as Google Maps
or Google+ and other social networking sites. The camera also
has an electronic compass and built-in mapping to help show you the way.
Note: Because GPS/GLONASS data is received from overhead
satellites, you must be in an outdoor location with relatively few
obstructions in order for the GPS/GLONASS to work properly.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The Coolpix W300 has built-in Wi-Fi
allows you to connect the camera with your smartphone or tablet. Through the wireless connection, you can automatically load photos and videos to
your device as you take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on
the camera, or download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your
device. Once you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them
via email, texts, or social networking sites.
Note: The smart device must have the SnapBridge app. Available for devices running Android 4.4
and up, or
iOS 8.4 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).
3" LCD Monitor: The Coolpix W300 has a 3" LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflective coating and a five-level
brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 97% horizontal and vertical coverage in the
shooting mode and approximately 100% in playback mode. There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix W300 features a
1/2.3", high-density CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately
16.79-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 16.0-million.
Optics: The Coolpix W300 digital camera uses a NIKKOR
ED 5x wide optical zoom glass lens for superb image quality. The camera
uses a 4.3-21.5mm lens, which is equivalent
to 24-120mm in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is 20x. The angle of view is equivalent to that
of approximately 480mm lens (35mm format).
Vibration Reduction: The Nikon
Coolpix W300 offers Vibration Reduction (VR) to reduce blurring caused by camera
shake when shooting. The camera performs optical compensation for camera shake
using the lens shift method. In other conditions, electronic VR is performed
using image processing. You can choose Photo VR (for still images), Movie VR
(for movies), or Off.
Recording Media: The camera uses SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
cards to record still images and movies, including SDHC and SDXC cards compliant
with UHS-I. When shooting movies, cards with an SD Speed Class of 6 or faster
are recommended. For 4K UHD movies, you should use cards rated UHS Speed Class 3
or faster. In addition, the W300 has a
built-in 99MB internal memory for saving images.
File Formats: The Coolpix W300 records still images in JPEG
format. 4K, HD, and SD movies are recorded in MP4 format (Video: H.264/MPEG-4
AVC; Audio: AAC
stereo). You have a choice of eight still image size options and seven movie
- Still Images:
- 16M (high image quality): 4608 x 3456 (1:4
- 16M: 4608 x 3456 (1:8)
- 8M: 3264 x 2448 (1:8)
- 4M: 2272 x 1704 (1:8)
- 2M: 1600 x 1200 (1:8)
- VGA: 640 x 480 (1:8)
- 16:9 12M: 4608 x 2592 (1:8)
- 1:1: 3456 x 3456 (1:8)
- 2160/30p: 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
- 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- 1080/60p: 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
- 720/30p: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
- 480/30p: 640 x 480 (4:3)
- HS Movies:
- HS 480/4x: 640 x 480; 1/4x speed playback (record up
to 15 sec; playback 1 min)
- HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080; 2x speed playback (record up
to 2 min; playback 1 min)
Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following shooting modes:
- Scene Auto Selector: The camera automatically selects the
optimum scene mode for simple shooting: Portrait (close-up), Portrait (wide
angle photos of large groups), Landscape, Night Portrait (close-up),
Night Portrait (wide angle photos of large groups), Night Landscape, Close-Up, Backlighting
(photos of subjects other than people), Backlighting (portraits), Underwater, or Other Scenes. All
you have to do is frame the picture.
- Scene Mode: You can manually select a
scene mode with settings optimized for the shooting situation: Portrait, Landscape,
Time-lapse Movie, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up,
Food, Fireworks Show, Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Pet Portrait, Multiple
Exposure Lighten, Superlapse Movie,
- Creative Mode: The camera saves four images with
effects and one image without effects each time you take a photo. You can
select from the following effects: Variety, Selective Color (Red), Selective
Color (Green), Selective Color (Blue), Light, Depth, Memory, Classic, or
- Smart Portrait: If the camera detects smiling faces,
the shutter is automatically released without pressing the shutter-release
button (Smile Timer). You can use the Glamour Retouch feature to make facial
skin tones softer.
- Short Movie Show: The camera creates a short movie up
to 30 seconds long by recording and automatically combining multiple movie
clips that are several seconds long.
- Auto Mode: A "point-and-shoot" mode with some user
adjustments to suit the shooting conditions and type of shot you want to
Continuous Shooting: In the continuous shooting mode,
you can select in the menu from the following options:
- Single: One picture is taken each time the
shutter-release button is pressed.
- Continuous H: Takes up to 5 full resolution pictures at a rate of about
7.5 frames per second while the button is pressed and held.
- Continuous L: Takes up to 10 full resolution pictures at a speed of
about 2.3 frames per second while the button is pressed and held.
- Pre-shooting Cache: To prevent missing the perfect
moment, the camera begins saving images when the shutter release is pressed
halfway, then shoot continuously at about 20 fps from the time the button is pressed until
the time it is released. Up to 25 frames, including up to 5 frames in the
cache, are saved. (Image size is fixed at 1M 1280 x 960).
- Continuous H 120 fps: Up to 50 frames are captured at a
speed of about 120 fps. (Image size is VGA 640 x 480)
- Continuous H 60 fps: Up to 25 frames are captured at a
speed of about 60 fps. (Image size is 1M 1280 x 960)
Movies: You can record movies by simply pressing the red
movie-record button. Color tones, white balance, and other settings are the same
as when you are taking pictures.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second, 5
2 second timer for self-portraits or to prevent camera shake. In addition, the camera can use face
detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a
smile is detected (Smile Timer).
Time-lapse Movies: The camera can automatically capture 300
still images at a specified interval to create time-lapse movies. The photos are
shot at 1920 x 1080 and played by at 30 frames per second to create a movie that
is approximately 10 seconds long. There are five time-lapse movie types:
- Cityscape: Photos are shot at an interval of 2 seconds
for a total of 10 minutes of recording time.
- Landscape: Photos are shot at an interval of 5 seconds
for a total of 25 minutes of recording time.
- Sunset: Photos are shot at an interval of 10 seconds
for a total of 50 minutes of recording time.
- Night Sky: Photos are shot at an interval of 30 seconds
for a total of 2.5 hours of recording time. This mode is suitable for
recording the movement of stars.
- Star Trails: Photos are shot at an interval of 30
seconds for a total of 2.5 hours of recording time. Star movement appears as
lines of light due to image processing.
AF Area Mode: You can select
between the following AF Area Modes to determine where the camera focuses.
- Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front view
only), the camera will focus on the face automatically.
- Manual: You can manually select one of 99 focus areas
in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not
positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still.
- Center: The camera focuses
on the subject in the center of the frame.
- Subject Tracking: For taking pictures of moving
subjects. The camera moves the focus area automatically to track the
registered subject within the frame.
- Target Finding AF: When the camera detects the main
subject, it focuses on that subject.
Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close
as 0.4". The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances less
than 1 feet 8 inches.
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock
feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in
Center AF mode.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist
illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 9'-10" at
the maximum wide-angle and telephoto positions. You can turn this function on or off.
Blink Proof Function: The Blink Proof function is
available when you are shooting in Smart Portrait mode. When the camera detects
that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is
displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the
picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.
Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
- Auto: Sensitivity is automatically selected from the
range of ISO 125 to 1600.
- Fixed Range Auto: The
camera automatically sets the sensitivity between ISO 125-400 and ISO 125-800.
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
3200, or 6400.
You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a
neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix W300 has a built-in flash with a range of
1'-8" to 17' (Wide angle) and 1'-8" to 14' (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
- Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
- Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce
- Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor.
- Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
- Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between three auto-focus modes:
- Single AF: The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway and locks at this position during recording.
AF: The camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed.
- Pre-focus: The camera focuses automatically if the
composition of the framed image is significantly changed, even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed halfway.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Copy: You can internally copy
images and voice recordings between the camera's internal memory and an inserted SD-card.
Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an
automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures, or
advance them manually. If
desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum
slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4,
9, 16, or 72) at a time.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing
you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures
can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix W300 to edit
recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose
from the following editing functions:
- Quick Retouch: Quick Retouch can be used to easily
create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Glamour Retouch: The camera can apply a variety of
effects to present more pleasant faces, such as Small Face, Skin Softening,
Foundation Makeup, Glare Reduction, Hide Eye Bags, Big Eyes, Whiten Eyes,
Eye Shadow, Mascara, Whiten Teeth, Lipstick, or Redden Cheeks.
- Quick Effects: You can apply a variety of effects using
the digital filter effects, such as Painting, Photo Illustration, Soft
Portrait, Portrait (Color + B&W), Fisheye, Cross screen, Miniature effect,
and Fog Removal (underwater).
- Data Imprint: You can imprint information on top of
your images, such as date/time, e-compass heading, altitude, water depth,
- Resizing Pictures (Small Picture): You can create a
small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with
a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x
480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web
pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
- Cropping: Create a copy containing only the portion
visible in the monitor.
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 31 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish and French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card.
Pictures can be printed as followed:
or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory
card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal
memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
- PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer via USB cable
- Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before
printing them via USB cable
Power Requirements: The Coolpix W300 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL12).
The battery is charged in the camera using the supplied EH-73P Charging AC
adapter and the UC-E21 USB cable. The supplied rechargeable battery will
last up to approximately 280 shots or 1 hour minutes of movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery
charges in about 2 hour 20 minutes.
Auto Off: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically
turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are
performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit
for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix W300 is equipped with a micro-HDMI (Type
D) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional
micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required.
Micro USB: The camera features a Micro USB connector for
connecting the supplied UC-E21 USB cable. The Micro USB port is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
compatible, and is used for downloading your photos to your computer or
connecting to a PictBridge-compatible printer. It is also used for charging the
battery inside the camera using the supplied EH-73P AC adapter.
ViewNX-i: The Nikon W300 comes with no software
in the package. Nikon ViewNX-i can be downloaded from the Internet. ViewNX-i software will work with
the following Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise), Windows 8.1
(Pro, Enterprise), Windows 7 (Home Basic SP1, Home Premium SP1, Professional
SP1, Enterprise SP1, Ultimate SP1)
- MAC: macOS Sierra version 10.12.5, OS X 10.11.6, 10.10.5