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Nikon Compact Camera: Which to buy

We have already seen the most suitable compact camera for your needs but this time we will go more specifically, analyzing the Nikon compact cameras.

The Japanese house does not have many compact camera models, so we will also consider cameras with small dimensions, such as some bridges and mirrorless.

Nikon Compact Camera: Which to buy

In any self-respecting Nikon compact camera we find an excellent autofocus system, Nikkor optics and sensors classified as:

  • 1/2.3″ : very small and with a performance drop as the megapixel increases.
  • 1/1.7′ : slightly larger than the first.
  • 1″ : usually used in high-end cameras.
  • Micro 4/3, APS-C and Full Frame : types of sensors not widely used in compact cameras.

Particularly in the bridge cameras that we will analyze, a very important factor to consider is the zoom, which makes the lens fixed.

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon COOLPIX A10, Silver
  • 16.1-megapixel CCD image sensor for excellent photos and 720p HD videos
  • 5x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens
  • 2.7-inch large, bright QVGA LCD display; It accepts alkaline, lithium and Nikon...
  • Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)
  • Viewfinder type: fixed LCD

The first product, we want to talk about is indicated for those who are not too pretentious and are looking for something cheap.

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a 16 MP sensor with a 5x zoom and a 2.8-inch display. It can record video in HD and uses alkaline or lithium batteries to work.

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300 20 MP Point & Shoot Digital Camera, Silver
  • Nikon COOLPIX A300
  • Capture what’s happening from wide-angle to telephoto with 8x optical zoom...
  • High resolution 20.1-megapixel image sensor
  • Using Nikon SnapBridge, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth Low...

We are going up the price, but the possibilities offered by this Coolpix A300 also increase. It is a Nikon compact camera with a 20 MP CMOS sensor with 8x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom that integrates a Bluetooth module to communicate with the smartphone through the SnapBridge application.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3 inches BSI CMOS sensor
  • Nikkor f/3.0 6.5 millimeter ED lens
  • 22.5 900 millimeter (35 millimeter equivalent)
  • 40x optical zoom lens, 80x dynamic zoom
  • 3 inches 921k dot tilting Lcd. Highest ISO sensitivity: 6400

First among the bridge cameras on the list, this B500 integrates a 16 MP CMOS sensor combined with a 40x Nikkor optical zoom and 80x digital zoom. The quality is clearly superior compared to the cameras just seen, it allows to record videos in Full HD.

Nikon W300 Waterproof Underwater

Nikon W300 Waterproof Underwater Digital Camera with TFT LCD, 3", Orange (26524)
  • Waterproof, freeze proof, shockproof and dustproof adventure camera with extra...
  • Stunning high resolution photos, 4K Ultra HD videos, Time-lapse videos, Super...
  • 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with telephoto power and Hybrid VR image...
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, eCompass, altimeter, depth gauge and more
  • Operating environment: Temperature: -10 to +40°C (14 to 104°F ) for land use,...

We continue with a decidedly different product: this Coolpix is part of the W series, which is a compact Nikon waterproof camera. It has a CMOS sensor 1/2.3″ of 16 MP with 5x optical zoom that allows you to record video in 4K@30fps and Full HD@60fps stabilized at 5 axes. The body of this W300 withstands falls up to 2.4 m, can dive up to 30 m deep and up to a temperature of -10°C.

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon COOLPIX B700 Digital Camera
  • 20.2MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR Super ED 60x Optical Zoom Lens and rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL23
  • 24-1440mm (35mm Equivalent) and focal length is 4.3 to 258mm,maximum aperture is...
  • 921k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder. Focus range : Approx.50 cm (1 ft 8 Inch ) to...
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor

Evolution of the B500, the Coolpix B700 has a 20.3 MP CMOS sensor with 60x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom and can record in 4K. It can take images in RAW format and allows communication with smart devices thanks to the SnapBridge application and the Bluetooth module.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 10-30mm PD-Zoom Lens (Silver) International Version (No Warranty)
  • 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor EXPEED 5A Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD UHD 2160p/15 and Full HD 1080p/60 Video
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC Hybrid AF with 105 Phase-Detection Areas
  • Up to 60 fps Shooting, 20 fps with AF-C ISO 12800 and High ISO Noise Reduction
  • Sports Mode and In-Camera Time Lapse 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM

This Nikon 1 J5, the only mirrorless in the series, has a 23 MP CX sensor with a burst of 60fps shots and allows you to record in 4K@15fps, Full HD@60fps and HD@120fps. The camera has Wi-Fi and NFC, and the Nikkor lens gives great shots.

Nikon Coolpix P900

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Nikon COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera (Black)
  • 16MP CMOS sensor; 6 level brightness adjustment
  • 24 2000-millimeter 35-millimeter equivalent focal length. Sensor size: 1/2.3...
  • 83x optical zoom Nikkor super ED VR lens
  • Vari angle TFT Lcd screen
  • Electronic viewfinder. Highest ISO sensitivity: 6400

We conclude with the top range Nikon bridge. The Coolpix P900 has a 16 MP sensor with 83x Nikkor optical zoom and 166x digital zoom thanks to Dynamic Fine Zoom technology. There is no lack of Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.

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