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Nikon Coolpix 4300 4 to 5 Megapixel
Submitted by Jim Campbell a Casual
Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007
Strengths: compact, easy instructions, good battery life, good software
Weaknesses: loooooooooonnngggggggg shutter lag on automatic, best for sunlit operation
More features than Carter has pills, but they only work in brighter light situations
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Similar Products Used: none
Type of photography: Sports
Submitted by JimC a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 8, 2004
Strengths: size, versatility, software included like Adobe Elements, feel, and a 2 year warranty.
Weaknesses: 16M card, slow shutter speed, samll LCD window, non-intuitive menu.
Nikon coughed up the 4300 to replace the 3200? that had no viewfinder and took crappy shots. With that I was pleased.
Overall, it's a great camera that fits my needs of small size, manual operation from time to time, and flexibility of operational controls.
Price Paid: $250.00
Purchased At: Nikon warranty
Similar Products Used: earlier Nikon 3200?
Submitted by jeans a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004
Strengths: Nice looking and compact.
Takes great colorful pictures.
Nice feature set.
Has (optional) teleconverters x2/x3.
Weaknesses: Relatively show focusing/writing/aperture
Bought it used - black body with x2 teleconverter and 128MB CF
Very nice camera, gives great results. As any point-and-shoot, has its limitations. Though I'm using Nikon now, at this level I'd recommend buying Canon or Sony
Price Paid: $600.00
Purchased At: Second-hand
Similar Products Used: Sony DSC-F717
Submitted by dannie a Casual
Date Reviewed: February 4, 2004
Strengths: Scene modes are good for the non-advanced. Sometimes takes good shots. Good website.
Weaknesses: Flash weak. Night focus terrible. Flash gives everything blue cast.
A few years ago I purchased the 2 MB version of this camera and had been happy with it. When it was stolen last year, I bought the 4300. It had some nice improvements (speed mostly), but the colors were less bright and the focus was much worse. Sometimes this camera takes very nice pictures, but sometimes it doesn't (random I think, due to the focus). Additionally, there are a variety of situations in which it consistently doesn't perform well. It doesn't focus well in low light, and even if it does, everything has a blue cast. If you don't use the flash, everything looks extremely orange.
Price Paid: $450.00
Purchased At: can't remember
Similar Products Used: 2 MB version of this camera.
Submitted by drsysiphus a Casual
Date Reviewed: December 12, 2003
Strengths: Simple and small yet packed with Nikon excellance.
Weaknesses: Some delay.
Superb in all respects...great for beginning and intermediate photographer.
Price Paid: $359.00
Purchased At: J and R Computer
Similar Products Used: None
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