Nikon launches all-weather compact with deep-water credentials- COOLPIX W300
Nikon today announced the release of the COOLPIX W300 compact digital camera. The COOLPIX W300 easily captures 16 MP photos and 4K/UHD video at depths of up to 30 m without housing. The sensitive back-illuminated CMOS sensor and bright f/2.8 lens give you the freedom to shoot underwater or in low light. The 5x optical zoom offers a flexible range of 24–120mm (35mm equivalent). And the 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom effectively doubles your reach to 240 mm (35mm equivalent).⁴ Macro mode lets you capture extreme close-ups of tiny wonders above or below the water.
A solid performer on land too, COOLPIX W300 keeps on shooting in temperatures as low as -10° C. The shockproof body can tolerate drops from heights of up to 2.4 m. Nikon’s five-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction compensates for camera shake so you get steady video footage. Superlapse movies are recorded and saved in fast motion. It is also equipped with a new LED light button that can be used to turn on the LED light, convenient when preparing to take pictures or record movies, in dark surroundings.
Weighing in at just 231 g, this small camera still packs a large monitor with great visibility. The 7.5 cm (3 in) 920k-dot TFT monitor makes it simple to confirm camera settings, check compositions, or review images. You can use the LED light button to illuminate darker surroundings. Support for GPS/GLONASS/QZS makes it easy to geotag shots and log journeys. And SnapBridge connectivity lets users sync photos to a smart device as they shoot, or use the smart device to shoot remotely.The tripod socket accepts a variety of accessories (including a selfie stick) as well as a tripod. The camera is compatible with Nikon’s SB-N10 underwater Speedlight, which can be used to depths of 30 m. The camera’s tough body is designed not only to withstand temperatures as low as -10°C, but also to resist dust and sand providing fun, worry-free use on both a daily basis and for extreme outdoor activities.