Nikon Coolpix A300 Specifications



Model Number:A300
Alternate Model Number(s):
Camera Format:Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:Yes
Retail Price:$139.95
Street Price:$136.95
Date Available:2017-02-15
Tripod Mount:Yes
Weight:4.2 oz (118 g)
includes batteries
Size:3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(96 x 58 x 20 mm)
Waterproof Depth:n/a

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:
Effective Megapixels:20.1
Sensor Format:1/2.3 inch
Sensor size:28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch:1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier:n/a
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Color Filter Type:
Anti Aliasing Filter:None
Sensor shift image stabilization:No
On-Sensor Phase Detect:No
DxO Sensor Score:
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):
Image Capture
Image Resolution:5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
5120 x 2880 (14.7 MP, 16:9),
3864 x 3864 (14.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format:JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second:1.1

Video Capture

Can take movies:Yes
Movie Resolution:1280×720 (30p/​25p)
640×480 (30p/​25p)
320×240 (30p)
Movie File Format:AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out:No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video:n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder:n/a
HD Video Out:No
HD Video Connection:

Lens & Optics

Lens Mount:n/a
Lens:Zoom-NIKKOR; 8 elements in 7 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):25 – 200mm
Focal Length (actual):4.5 – 36mm
Zoom Ratio:8.00x
Aperture Range:f/3.7 (wide) / f/6.6 (tele) – ??? with ND filter in 2 steps
Integrated ND Filter:No
Normal Focus Range:50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
Filter Thread:n/a
Thread Type:n/a
Optical Image Stabilization:Yes
Digital Zoom:Yes
Digital Zoom Values:Up to 4x

Auto Focus

Auto Focus:Yes
Auto Focus Type:Contrast Detect: Center, Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking, Target Finding AF
Auto Focus Assist Light?Yes
Manual Focus:No


Viewfinder:No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:
Focus Peaking:No
EVF Resolution:n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):


Eye-level Viewfinder:No
Rear Display:Yes
Rear Display Size (inches):2.7
Rear Display Resolution:230,000 dots
Articulating Screen:No
Tilt Swivel Screen:No
Selfie Screen:No
Max Playback Zoom:
Top Deck Display:No


Maximum ISO (native):3200
Minimum ISO (native):80
ISO Settings:Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; ISO 3200 available when using Auto mode
Auto ISO Mode:Yes
White Balance Settings:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range:1/1500 – 4 sec
Bulb Mode:No
Exposure Compensation:+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes:Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure:Yes
Aperture Priority:No
Shutter Priority:No
Full Manual Exposure:No
Creative Exposure Modes:Backlighting, Beach, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Panorama Assist, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Night Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Smart Portrait, Special Effects
Self Timer:10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):
High Resolution Composite:No


Built-in Flash:Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100):n/a
Flash Range Description:Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 2.8m (1 ft. 8 in. to 9 ft. 2 in.) [T]: 1.5m (4 ft. 11 in.)
Max Flash Sync:
Flash Exposure Compensation:
External Flash Connection:n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:No

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types:SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:
Other Memory:
Dual Card Slots:No
RAW Capture Support:No
Uncompressed Format:
Movie File Format:AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory:19.0 MB
Included Memory Type:Internal


Built-In Wi-Fi:Yes
Built-In GPS:No
Microphone Jack:No
Headphone Jack:No
External Connections:USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant:No
DPOF Compliant:Yes
Remote Control:Yes
Remote Control Type:Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended):

Performance Timing

Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):
Shutter lag (full AF, live view – DSLR):
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view – DSLR):
Shutter Lag (manual focus):
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):
Shutter Lag (prefocused):
Shutter Lag (notes):
Startup Time:
Play -> Record Time:
Flash cycle time, full power:


Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):240 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):
Battery Life, Video:
Battery Form Factor:Proprietary EN-EL19
Usable Battery Types:Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included:1 x Proprietary EN-EL19 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter):Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:No
Internal Charging Supported:Yes
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