UPDATE: The P300 only looks like the S95 and LX5 on the outside.  On the inside, where it really matters, the camera has a small sensor and the fast lens is only fast zoomed out.  As a result of this information I do not recommend the P300, image samples are less than impressive.  Please see my P&S list for better values – Recommended Point and Shoot Cameras


I have several new high-end Point and shoot cameras that I need to blog about – One was just leaked.  The Nikon P300.  Serious competitor to the Canon S95 and Lumix LX5 lines – P300 Specs:

  • 12.2MP CMOS sensor
  • 4.2x zoom
  • f/1.8 aperture
  • 3″ display
  • full manual settings
  • ISO up to 3200
  • EXPEED C2 processing
  • new in-camera panorama generator
  • full HD 1080p
  • price: $329.95

The price looks great, the S95 is currently stuck at $399. What we don’t know till later this evening – stereo or mono audio for video? And it doesn’t look like it has the excellent front ring control of the S95.

Nikon Coolpix P300
Nikon Coolpix P300

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