• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P330 advantages over Nikon A300

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A300 advantages over Nikon P330

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    19 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    118g vs 200g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S100

Nikon P330
Canon S100
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dots on screen
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon A300
Canon S100
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S5300

Nikon P330
Nikon S5300
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon A300
Nikon S5300
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon N100

Nikon P330
Canon N100
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon A300
Canon N100
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P340

Nikon P330
Nikon P340
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A300
Nikon P340
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Nikon P330
Canon 360 HS
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon A300
Canon 360 HS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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