Nikon’s new Coolpix W300 is waterproof to 30 metres, survives falls of up to 2.4 metres and is freezeproof and dustproof.
Angled view of the Coolpix W300 in orange. (Source: Nikon.)
Equipped with a 5x optical zoom Nikkor lens that covers angles of view equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm format, the Coolpix W300 features a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and a Dynamic Fine Zoom function that supports up to 10x zooming. Equipped with a 16-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor and high-performance vibration reduction (VR) function it includes support for 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)/30p movie recording. Exposures can be locked with the AE lock function so a diver can focus on framing shots. The W300 is also equipped with functions for recording not only time-lapse movies, but also ‘superlapse’ movies. A new Active Guide feature allows data such as location and altitude or water depth to be shown, with an option to display them as graphs. Users can also add verified location data to photos and movies after they are recorded.
Improvements to the grip and shutter-release button further make the Coolpix W300 easy to operate, even when wearing gloves. It is also equipped with a new LED light button to provide back-up lighting in dark surroundings. Pre-focus and Target finding autofocus (AF) modes support smooth and comfortable shooting and the camera includes numerous pre-set scene and creative modes.
The Coolpix W300 will be offered in camouflage, orange, yellow and black colours, starting in June. Details can be found at https://mynikonlife.com.au.