Nikon is one of the top names in the camera industry and this time the company is bringing great news to India. The Nikon CoolPix W300 Compact Camera is finally available in India and it is priced at around Rs. 25,500 (US $389).
The camera offers some incredible features that have photographers excited all across the country. It might not look like a heavy DSLR model, but it sure makes the cut. The Nikon CoolPix W300 is a weatherproof camera which can handle a depth of up to 30 m water and can withstand extreme temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. The camera can also survive drop rates up to 2.4 meters which is seriously impressive. To put the cherry on top, the Nikon CoolPix W300 supports 4K video recording as well.
Kazuo Ninomiya, Managing Director of Nikon India is reported to have said: “With an ever-growing interest in adventure sports and activities, Coolpix W300 is the perfect camera for all photography expeditions & family holiday. The camera is waterproof and has been designed with a rugged body to withstand extreme temperatures to enable all enthusiasts to continue exploring their passion without any hurdles.”
The Nikon CoolPix W300 Compact camera features a 16 MP, 1/2.3-inch sensor with a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that has telephoto power and Hybrid VR Stabilization. The camera, as mentioned before, supports 4K video recording at 30 fps and full HD recording at 60 fps. The camera allows users to make Time-Lapse videos, Super-lapse videos and music montages with the specs it packs. The screen of the camera is a 3-inch LCD display that supports touch and has a 921K-dot resolution.
The aperture of the Nikon CoolPix W300 ranges from f/2.8 (width) to f/4.9 (telephoto end). The ISO sensitivity ranges from 125 to 1600, the upper limit being expandable to 6400. Additionally, the Coolpix W300 also offers 7 frames per second burst shooting along with other shooting modes. The camera also employs an autofocus system that is built around contrast detection.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, the Nikon CoolPix W300 has support for Nikon’s editing and photo-sharing app, SnapBridge. Photographers can easily share or transfer their photos to their smartphones via Bluetooth and WiFi. The camera also includes a built-in GPS system.
Nikon definitely took a more conventional turn when it came to the design of the CoolPix W300. The camera has a basic SLR-look and is available in 4 colors in India. With the launch of the camera, Nikon India also announced the release of three lenses compatible with the Nikon CoolPix W300. These lenses include:
- AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens that has an ultra-wide-angle lens and stepping motor that is ideal for shooting landscapes.
- AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15 f/3.5-4.5E ED offers a fisheye zoom lens that has two non-spherical lenses that can focus up to a minimum distance of 0.16 meters.
- AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED which features a lens with fluorine coating that is weather-resistant and is great to capture both portraits and landscapes.
The Nikon CoolPix W300 is a compact, rugged camera that incorporates all the modern camera specs in itself, and now it is finally available for photography enthusiasts in India.