Nikon Coolpix S5300 Compact Digital Camera

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Beautiful Moments Merit Instant Sharing

Nikon Coolpix S5300 Taking snapshots using your smartphone is handy, but are these pictures always adequate enough for safeguarding those special moments? The S5300 captures out of this world photos and Full HD 1080/60i videos, crisp poor-lighting and action images, comprehensive close-up shots and more while you can still instantly share them with your smartphone! Zoom in using the 8x optical zoom power along with the 16x Dynamic Zoom. The S5300 features a genuine glass NIKKOR lens. Marvel as your images instantly shows up on your tablet or smartphone allowing easy sharing by text message, email, or simply transmitting to your favorite media site. You can even employ your tablet or smartphone to acquire images with the S5300. Perfect for group shots or self portraits that indeed include you! Great moments merit sharing, and the S5300 allows you to beautifully share them .

The S5300 is Wi-Fi enabled and features a 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS imaging sensor along with a 8x optical zoom glass NIKKOR lens featuring a wide angle (35mm equivalent) 25-200mm focal length and f/3.7 through 6.6 aperture opening. The S5300 camera contains VR image stabilization, Capture full 1080p HD video using stereo sound and and use the integrated 3" LCD screen which assists you with composing and playback. The S5300's Wi-Fi feature makes for easy sharing of your photos with the world. After you capture an image, you can send it instantly to a tablet, smartphone, or any other Wi-Fi compatible device. Other included features are a Smart Portrait System, HDMI output, Subject Tracking and Scene Auto Selector. ✓

Enhanced Low-Light Performance
    The 16MP CMOS image sensor provides exceptional image quality and enhanced low-light performance with an ISO of 125-1600, expandable in Auto to 3200 and 6400. This means that in most cases, using the flash is optional, of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it will be there
8x Wide-Angle NIKKOR Glass Zoom Lens
    The COOLPIX S5300's 8x zoom NIKKOR lens is designed for everything from wide-angle group shots to close-up portraits. Plus, lens-shift Vibration Reduction helps make your photos steady, even if your hands are not. When you need even more reach, zoom up to 8x with optical zoom, up to an extra 4x with digital zoom, or up to a total of 16x with Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach
Built-in Wi-Fi
    Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share your photos and video instantly with friends and family via email, text, and uploading to social networking or photo album sites
Wi-Fi Compatibility
    This camera's built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application - available from the Apple App Store or Google Play - must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera
LCD Monitor
    Compose, review and share your photos and HD videos on a vibrant, high-resolution 3" 460,000-dot LCD monitor
Record Full HD Videos
    With the COOLPIX S5300, you can record videos in Full HD 1080p resolution with stereo sound from the built-in microphone. Plus, you can use the included UC-E21 USB Cable or an HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect to an HDTV, so you can watch your videos on the big screen
Subject Tracking
    The COOLPIX S5300 includes Subject Tracking, which automatically locks onto a moving subject and keeps it in focus until you're ready to take the shot. Other AF options include Auto (Contrast-detect AF), Center, Face Priority, Manual (with 99 focus areas) and Target Finding AF
Scene Auto Selector
    If you're not sure which Scene Mode to choose, just choose Scene Auto Selector and let the camera make the call. From Night Portrait to Backlighting, the COOLPIX S5300 will optimize the Scene Mode for your situation
Smart Portrait System
    To create easy and beautiful photos, smart portrait scene mode activates several portrait-optimizing features. First, Face Priority AF finds and focuses on faces, and then Skin Softening applies an attractive soft focus effect. It can even automatically take a photo as soon as someone smiles
In-Camera Image Editing
    The COOLPIX S5300 supports Copy, Print Order, Protect, Rotate Image, Slide Show, Voice Memo, D-Lighting, Glamour Retouch, Quick Retouch, Small Picture, Filter Effects, Red-Eye Reduction and Crop in-camera image editing
Continuous Shooting Options
    Continuous shooting options include Best Shot Selector, Continuous H, Continuous H 60, Continuous H 120, Continuous L, Multi-shot 16, Pre-shooting cache and Single
HDMI Output
    The built-in HDMI output can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i resolutions
Supported Languages
    Supported languages include: 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, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
Battery Life
    The COOLPIX EN-EL19 rechargeable lithium-ion battery supports approximately 180 shots per charge

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Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200, 6400 in Auto mode)  
White balance presets 7  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format Unknown  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 26208 mm  
Optical zoom 8  
Maximum aperture F3.7 - F6.6  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1500 sec  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 3.50 m  
Continuous drive 7.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Micro HDMI)  
Wireless Built-In  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Nikon EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion battery  
Battery Life (CIPA) 180  
Weight (inc. batteries) 138 g (0.30 lb / 4.87 oz)  
Dimensions 97 x 58 x 21 mm (3.82 x 2.28 x 0.83)  
Other features
GPS None


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Nikon CoolPix S5300 Compact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5