Whether it be a thrilling diving expedition, or a relaxing holiday by the beach, the COOLPIX W300 is here to capture it all. Waterproof*1, shockproof*2, cold-resistant*3, and dustproof*4, the COOLPIX W300 will preserve all your moments in stunning clarity with its 16.05-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 4K UHD video capabilities. No matter where you are, stay constantly connected with SnapBridge to keep your friends and family up to date with your adventures.
Wherever your wanderlust may lead, the COOLPIX W300 is ready to perform, on land or at sea. Waterproof*1 to a depth of 30m, shockproof*2 from a height of 2.4m, cold-resistant*3 down to -10°C and dustproof*4, the COOLPIX W300 can easily keep pace with any adventure.
Personalise your shots with Creative Mode. Simply select from a vast array of preset effects and let the COOLPIX W300 do the rest. To create more eye-catching images, choose from eight different types of Quick Effects such as fisheye, miniature effect, and painting.
Keep track of the all the amazing destinations you visit. The COOLPIX W300 features a built-in altimeter and depth gauge for atmospheric and water pressure readings. Retrace your steps with the built-in GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS*10, that capture data to pinpoint the location of each shot – all easily accessed with a simple touch of the Tool button on the side of the COOLPIX W300.
Share your best shots with SnapBridge, a new feature that automatically downloads your images to your smart device via a constant Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection. Once SnapBridge application is installed, you can easily activate the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi*11 for wireless image transfer on compatible smart devices by using the SnapBridge application. BLE maintains constant connection with minimal power, so you can continue shooting and sharing without draining your batteries too quickly. SnapBridge also allows your smart device to access your camera, even when the camera is switched off. It even automatically archives your pictures onto Nikon Image Space*12.
SnapBridge is now available for download on Google Play™ for Android™. See the App Store® for the latest information on camera firmware compatible with the iOS version of the SnapBridge app.
Illuminate the darkness of the deep blue sea with an array of optical accessories, such as the Underwater Speedlight. For added protection, the silicon jacket will protect the camera body from any scratches, so you can capture all of your exciting adventures with the COOLPIX W300 without a worry.
*1 Waterproof performance (WP): Shooting at depths up to 30m (100ft) possible for approx. 60 minutes. Clears Nikon testing conditions that are equivalent to JIS/IEC Protection Class 8 (IPX8). Supports Advanced Open Water license, with water depth of 30m.
*2 Shockproof performance (SP): Shockproof from falls up to approximately 2.4m (8ft) in height. Clears Nikon testing conditions that conform to MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock (dropped onto plywood of 5cm thickness from a height of 240cm).
*3 Cold-resistant: Approximately -10°C.
*4 Dustproof performance: Solids, such as dust, are unable to penetrate the camera. Clears Nikon testing conditions that equivalent to JIS/IEC Protection Class 6 (IP6X).
*5 Approximately 24mm - 120mm equivalent in 35mm format.
*6 Approximately 240mm equivalent in 35mm format. Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
*7 When the battery temperature is below 0°C (32°F), movies with the size/frame rate set to 2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/60p, 1080/50p, HS 480/4×, HS 480/4×, HS 1080/0.5×, or HS 1080/0.5× cannot be recorded. If the battery temperature goes below 0°C (32°F) before you start recording, the size/frame rate of the movie switches to 1080/30p or 1080/25p. If the size/frame rate of the movie is set to 2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4KUHD), 1080/60p, 1080/50p, HS 480/4×, HS 480/4×, HS1080/0.5×, or HS 1080/0.5× and the battery temperature goes below 0°C (32°F)while recording, the camera may stop recording and turn off automatically. The recorded movie is saved.
*8 Still images and sounds are not recorded.
*9 Angle of view is narrower than for a regular movie. Audio is not recorded.
*10 GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System): “Global navigation satellite systems” operated by Russia. QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellites System): Regional navigation satellite system that would be receivable within Japan.
*11 The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used when SnapBridge application is installed on compatible smart devices.
*12 Register for your Nikon ID to receive unlimited online storage for thumbnail pictures at a resolution of 1920x1080 on NIKON IMAGE SPACE, for free.
1. Key features
COOLPIX W300 is built tough so it keeps going wherever you go. Dive with it to a depth of 30 m/100 ft without a housing (meets PADI advanced open water diving specifications). Count on it to keep performing in harsh conditions, since it’s designed to withstand drops from up to 2.4 m/8 ft., and temperatures down to -10°C/14°F. Dustproofing ensures uninterrupted operation in dusty, gritty, rugged outdoor environments.
The bright f/2.8 NIKKOR lens with 24 mm*1 wide-angle, and Backside illumination CMOS image sensor, combine to deliver remarkable images underwater or in other low-light situations. With 16 effective megapixels*2, 5x optical zoom and 10x*3 Dynamic Fine Zoom supported by VR (Vibration Reduction) for crisp, clear photos at full zoom and in low light, you have every reason to take beautiful shots on vacation or every day.
*1 35mm format equivalent.
*2 Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.
*3 Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
Document even the most intense moments of activity in magnificent 4K resolution. It’s so easy to film underwater with the new COOLPIX W300 auto exposure and AE lock, delivering vibrant colors and vivid expressions with more control than ever. Even those tricky underwater scenes, where surface waves produce fluctuating brightness in the water below, can be captured with ideal exposure just the way you envisioned.
* When the battery temperature is below 0°C (32°F), movies with the size/frame rate set to 2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/60p, 1080/50p, HS 480/4×, HS 480/4×, HS 1080/0.5×, or HS 1080/0.5× cannot be recorded.
* If the battery temperature goes below 0°C (32°F) before you start recording, the size/frame rate of the movie switches to 1080/30p or 1080/25p.
* If the size/frame rate of the movie is set to 2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4KUHD), 1080/60p, 1080/50p, HS 480/4×, HS 480/4×, HS1080/0.5×, or HS 1080/0.5× and the battery temperature goes below 0°C (32°F) while recording, the camera may stop recording and turn off automatically. The recorded movie is saved.
Created with outdoor performance in mind, but styled to be equally at home in the city, this camera lets you show off its high quality wherever you are. It offers a comfortable and stable hold, with many functions accessible directly by button so you won’t have to hunt through menus, for smooth operation even while wearing gloves. The LED light that works as a flashlight is a button away to provide support when preparing for a shoot in pitch dark. When you’re all ready to shoot, the 7.6cm(3.0") TFT screen with Anti-reflection coating ensures you to get the shot you want.
Whether you are shooting atop a mountain or underwater, press on the Tool Button to start Active Guide to check where you are right from the camera display, anytime you need it. Location data displays the direction that the camera is pointing toward, based on the information obtained using the built-in electronic compass. If you need to know how high or deep you are, Altitude and Water depth*1 displays keep you on top of the situation*2. You can even shoot while the information is displayed on the screen. Altitude and Water depth logs can be recorded at set time intervals and displayed for confirmation, which can later be displayed as a graph. What’s more, the camera can add location data to the images.
*1 When the Underwater scene mode is selected, or when the camera automatically recognizes that it is under water in Auto mode.
*2 The displayed information such as location, altitude and water depth are intended as a general guide only. Do not use these data for specialized applications.
Your high-quality Nikon images can light up your social networks in seconds with SnapBridge*1. It uses Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) to maintain a constant, low-power connection between your camera and smart devices. So you can keep your smartphone safely tucked away in your pocket, and your tablet in your bag, while photos*2 are automatically transferred to them as you shoot. Simply pick up your smart device and your photos will be there: Each of images synced while you shoot is automatically re-sized to a 2MB-size file. Copyright information or comments may be added to the image using SnapBridge app on your smart device, and quickly upload to social media or to NIKON IMAGE SPACE*2.If you don’t want to automatically sync every photo, simply switching to Wi-Fi® let you manually sync specific photos, sync movies, and even shoot stills remotely using a smart device*3.
*1 Requires a smart device installed with SnapBridge app. Please refer to a local Nikon website for details.
*2 Transfer of unlimited number of images and capacity is enabled using SnapBridge for images reduced to 2-megapixel equivalent; 20GB limit is applied for transferring original JPEG images. Signing up for Nikon ID in advance is required for file transfer using SnapBridge.
*3 Bluetooth® pairing of the camera and a smart device required in advance to switch to Wi-Fi®.
2. Other features
Compact digital camera
16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
1/2.3-in. type CMOS Total pixels: approx. 16.79 million
NIKKOR lens with 5 x optical zoom
4.3 to 21.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24 -120 mm lens in 35mm  format)
f/ 2.8 to 4.9
12 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 480 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens shift and electronic VR
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to ∞, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to ∞ Macro mode : Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, manual with 99 focus areas, center, subject tracking, target finding AF
7.5 cm ( 3 -in.) diagonal
Approx. 921 k-dot wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 97% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
SD, SDHC, SDXC Internal memory (approx. 99 MB)
DCF and Exif 2.31 compliant
Still images: JPEG Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
16 M (High) 4608x3456, 16 M 4608x3456, 8 M 3264x2448, 4 M 2272x1704, 2 M 1600x1200, VGA 640x480, 16:9 12 M 4608x2592, 1:1 3456x3456
2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/30p, 1080/25p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 480/30p, 480/25p, HS 480/4x, HS 1080/0.5x*1
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO 125 to 1600 ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/1500 to 1 s 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting) 25 s (Star trails in Multiple exp. Lighten scene mode)
10 s, 2 s 5 s (self-portrait timer)
Electronically-controlled preset aperture (–1 AV) and ND filter (–2 AV) selections
3 steps (f/2.8, f/4.1, f/8.2 [W])
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 5.2 m (1 ft 8 in. to 17 ft) [T]: 0.5 to 4.5 m (1 ft 8 in. to 14 ft)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Micro-USB connector (Do not use any USB cable other than the included UC-E21 USB Cable.), Hi-Speed USB Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
HDMI output connector
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)
Maximum output power
11.3 dBm (EIRP)
Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment)
GPS: Receiving frequency: 1575.42 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84 GLONASS: Receiving frequency: 1598.0625 to 1605.3750 MHz, Geodetic system: WGS 84
Display range: Approx. 500 to 4600 hPa
Display range: Approx. -300 to +4500 m (-984 to +14,760 ft)
Display range: Approx. 0 to 35 m (0 to 114 ft)
JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot images underwater up to a depth of 30 m (100 ft) and for 60 minutes
JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Cleared our testing conditions*4 compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock
Supported languages for camera menus
Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
One EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included) EH-62F AC Adapter (available separately)
Approx. 2 h 20 min (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)
Battery life of still shooting
Approx. 280 shots when using EN-EL12*2
Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording)
Approx. 1 h (1080/30p) when using EN-EL12*2*3 Approx. 1 h (1080/25p) when using EN-EL12*2*3
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx. 111.5 x 66.0 x 29.0 mm ( 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.2 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 231 g ( 8.2 oz ) (including battery and memory card)
-10°C to +40°C (14°F to 104°F) (for land use), 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) (for underwater use)
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera strap for land use, EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P Charging AC Adapter*5*6, UC-E21 USB Cable, Brush*7
1. • All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. *1 When the battery temperature is below 0°C (32°F), movies with the size/frame rate set to 2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/60p, 1080/50p, HS 480/4x, or HS 1080/0.5x cannot be recorded. *2 Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and the LED light and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed. *3 Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. When Movie options is set to 1080/30p, it cannot exceed 27 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated. *4 Dropped from a height of 240 cm (7 ft 10 in.) onto a surface of 5 cm (2 in.) thick plywood (changes in appearance, such as paint peeling off and deformation of the drop shock portion and waterproof performance are not subject to the test). These tests do not guarantee that the camera will be free from damage or trouble under all conditions. *5 A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase. *6 The EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter may be included instead of the EH-73P, depending on the country or region where you purchased the camera. *7 The brush is used for cleaning the waterproof packing.
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