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Nikon Coolpix 4300 4 to 5 Megapixel

4.2 star rating
                      4.2 / 5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00


  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution4.1 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens38 - 114 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Manual Focus
    Focus Range12 in. to Infinity (w) / 24 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range1.6 in. to Infinity (w) / 12 in. to Infinity (t)
    Focal Length8 - 24 mm
    Camera Resolution4.1 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 320 x 240 • 2272 x 1704 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 • 160 x 120 • 1280 x 960 • 1024 x 768
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA)
    Video Speed15 fps
    Max Movie Length40 Seconds
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f4.9 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed8 - 1/1000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual
    Memory TypeCompactFlash Card Type I
    Compression ModesFine • Normal • Uncompressed • Basic
    Compression TypeJPEG
    File Size (High Res.)16 MB (8 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.07 MB (about 1,829 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    ViewfinderOptical (Through-the-lens)
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution110,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Self Timer10 Sec. • 3 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Width3.7 in.
    Depth2 in.
    Height2.7 in.
    Weight0.49 lb.
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • 16 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger
    Release Date1 October, 2002
    MPNcoolpix4300
    Product ID20255126

Product Description

  • Sensor: 4 Megapixel CCD
  • Max resolution: 2272 x 1704 pixels
  • Lens: 3x 8-24mm f/2.8-4.9 Zoom-Nikkor (35mm equivalent 38-114mm) w. 4x digital zoom
  • Exposure: Programmed Auto, Manual, 12 Scene Modes, and Movie, and exposure compensation
  • Focus: Continuous AF, Single AF, Manual
  • Storage Media: CompactFlash Type I
  • Interface: USB 1.1


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    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

    Bottom Line:   
    More features than Carter has pills, but they only work in brighter light situations

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Type of photography:   Sports


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   Nikon warranty

    Similar Products Used:   earlier Nikon 3200?



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    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

    Bottom Line:   
    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

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    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Second-hand

    Similar Products Used:   Sony DSC-F717



    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   can't remember

    Similar Products Used:   2 MB version of this camera.



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by drsysiphus a Casual

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Simple and small yet packed with Nikon excellance.

    Weaknesses:    Some delay.

    Bottom Line:   
    Superb in all respects...great for beginning and intermediate photographer.

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    Price Paid:    $359.00

    Purchased At:   J and R Computer

    Similar Products Used:   None




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