• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon W300 advantages over Nikon B600

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.3
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    29 mm vs 99 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    231g vs 500g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon B600 advantages over Nikon W300

  • Less expensive
    $327 vs $387
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.7 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 A1400

Nikon W300
Canon A1400
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon B600
Canon A1400
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon AW120

Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon B600
Nikon AW120
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon W300
Nikon P610
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B600
Nikon P610
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon AW130

Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Nikon B600
Nikon AW130
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Nikon W300
Canon SX540 HS
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Nikon B600
Canon SX540 HS
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $391
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Manual focus
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