• 1/2.7 inch 21.7mm2
  • 1.2 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 115.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon CoolPix 900 advantages over Nikon W300

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.20 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon W300 advantages over Nikon CoolPix 900

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Larger sensor
    1/2.3 inch vs 1/2.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    231g vs 420g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 1.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 38 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 1/4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/750 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A590 IS

Nikon CoolPix 900
Canon A590 IS
  • $800
  • 1/2.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
  • $219
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Nikon W300
Canon A590 IS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $219
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Nikon CoolPix 900
Fujifilm X20
  • $800
  • 1/2.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon W300
Fujifilm X20
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon CoolPix 900
Nikon AW120
  • $800
  • 1/2.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Nikon CoolPix 900
Fujifilm X30
  • $800
  • 1/2.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon W300
Fujifilm X30
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon CoolPix 900
Nikon AW130
  • $800
  • 1/2.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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