That said, if you are planning on using the Nikon P300 for typical compact camera uses (e.g., 4 x 6 prints and online photo sharing), then you will be able to get usable photos throughout the ISO range – up to ISO 3200. Likewise, if you are aiming for larger prints, then you want to make sure your scene has enough light to keep the ISO below the ISO 800 setting.
Nikon P300 is sitting in the borderline between advanced compact and consumer compact camera. It has manual and semi automatic mode like in Digital SLR camera. It also has bright (f/1.8-4.9) zoom lens and very practical 24-100mm zoom length. In addition, it got full HD video recording which is rare in this class.
The Nikon P300 was a blast for me to use. It’s a perfect size for carrying in your pocket and there is excellent access to the camera’s controls. I carried it around Vegas at NAB 2011 and used it for quick shots when I didn’t want to break out my .
The biggest oversight in the Nikon P300 for me was the failure to include RAW image capture. If the P300 could capture RAW files, it would be at or near the top of the compact camera offerings today. It’s a fast and easy camera to use, and would be a near-perfect pocket camera for serious photographers if it offered RAW image capture like the . As it stands, the JPEGs are certainly good enough; however, once you get those images into an editing application, the limitation of the P300 becomes a little more apparent.