Take superb shots on the go with the slender and stylish COOLPIX A300. It’s small and light enough to slip in a pocket or bag, so you’re always ready to shoot close-ups of friends and family with its 8x optical/16x Dynamic Fine Zoom. You'll take share-worthy high resolution photos that you can share with family and friends using Nikon SnapBridge. The 20.1 megapixel CCD image sensor guarantees high-resolution images, while high-performance Vibration Reduction (VR) reduces camera shake, ensuring you only take sharp shots or smooth HD movies. Use Smart Portrait System as you shoot for perfect portraits, and Scene Auto Selector to automatically optimize camera settings.
- 20.1 MP CCD Sensor
- 8x Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens
- 2.7" LCD
- 720p HD Video
- SnapBridge Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth
Capture what’s happening from wide-angle to telephoto
This slim camera offers 8x optical zoom, and using Dynamic Fine Zoom you can increase zoom capability to 16x without compromising the high resolution. Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to provide a steady picture at any zoom range. And with 4-Axis Hybrid VR, you can shoot beautifully steady movie clips even while walking.
Unleash new possibilities with a compatible smartphone
Install Nikon's SnapBridge app on a compatible smartphone or tablet* and unlock exciting new capabilities with the COOLPIX A300. Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) maintain a connection between the app and your camera, so each shot you take automatically transfers to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing with photo apps or uploading to your favorite sites. You can even use the SnapBridge app to control your camera remotely!
Image quality that your beautiful memories deserve
20.1 effective megapixels deliver detailed, high-resolution images. Each shot is taken with optimized settings thanks to Scene Auto Selector which chooses the appropriate mode from among 10 different scene modes. Subjects will be clearly in focus thanks to Target Finding AF which automatically detects your intended subject within the frame.
Create appealing images
Get lots of “likes” by shooting in Smart Portrait System which lets you make your friends look even better than before or create a special mood in-camera before shooting, and even automatically take a picture when the subject smiles. Plus you’ll have 12 Glamour retouch effects to apply to already-shot images as well. If expansive scenery is your thing, use Panorama assist to stitch multiple shots together into a single panorama.
Slim styling to pick up and go
This stylishly slim camera slips in and out of your pocket or handbag without a snag. Its mobile design is quality-intensive down to the stylish details and color which are as unique as you.
VR image stabilizationA Nikon technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake.
ISO 3200Maximum high ISO available on the camera is 3200 ISO.
Clear Color DisplayThis innovative technology improves screen visibility for a more vivid, clear image when taking and sharing pictures. Reflections are minimized while contrast and power savings are improved. (In select COOLPIX models).
Smart Portrait SystemNikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions, including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, Improved Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, Skin Softening and D-Lighting.
Scene Auto Selector / Easy Auto ModeNikon COOLPIX cameras are so smart they know what kind of picture you're taking and can automatically select from six commonly used scene modes, eliminating the mode-setting procedure and streamlining the shooting process.
Target Finding AFSelect COOLPIX digital cameras utilize the Target Finding AF feature which instantaneously assesses the intended subject and automatically adjusts the AF area according to its size to assure clearly focused images.
Subject TrackingCOOLPIX cameras and select D-SLRs in Live View mode, maintain focus on a moving subject using a contrast detection system, which is based on the principle that objects in a scene that are in focus display the highest contrast.
HD Movie ModeMany COOLPIX cameras offer HD movie mode, which records sound movie clips at varying resolution and frame rates, depending on the particular model.
Wi-FI/NFCRefers to wireless technology and wireless communication. In photography, it's most commonly the wireless transmission of images directly from a camera to a computer in order to achieve a swifter workflow. NFC (Near Field Communication) allows cameras that feature NFC and select Android smartphones to connect by being in close proximity to each other.
Dynamic Fine ZoomDynamic Fine Zoom is a new feature available on select Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras that extends the zoom range electronically 2x with minimal image degradation.
± Wi-Fi Compatibility
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
Android 5.0 or later, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later
iOS 8.4 or later, iOS 9.1 or later (latest version of iOS 8 or iOS 9 recommended) plus iOS 10.1, iOS 10 (latest versions recommended), iOS 9.3, iOS 10.3, iOS 11, iOS 11.4
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
Updating to Version 2
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.
SnapBridge 2.5 does not require that camera firmware be updated.
D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400, D850
Z 7, Z 6
COOLPIX A1000, A900, A300, B700, B600, B500, P1000, W100, W300
Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5 and later, iPad® 4th Generation and later, iPod touch® 5th Generation and later, iPhone X).
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Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom.
This camera's built in NFC function can only be used with smart devices running on the Android™ operating system version 4.0 or later. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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