The Nikon Coolpix P330 is Nikon's latest small form-factor enthusiast compact camera. It features PASM exposure modes, raw capture and a larger, (1/1.7in) lower-resolution sensor (almost certainly the same 12MP one found in the Coolpix P7700), without sacrificing what was good about its predecessors - a compact body, relatively fast lens, good build quality, and a useful zoom range. As such it represents Nikon's most serious attempt to offer a real competitor to the Canon PowerShot S110 and its popular predecessors the S100 and S95.
Nikon COOLPIX P330 Compact Camera
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- 12 MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
- 24-120mm equivalent F1.8-5.6 VR lens (5x optical zoom)
- ISO 80-3200 (expandable to 12800)
- 10 fps continuous shooting (up to 10 shots)
- 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 720 (30, 25 fps) HD video (H.264, MPEG-4)
- 3" LCD with 921,000 dots
- PSAM plus auto and scene modes
- Built-in GPS
- Wi-Fi compatible (sold separately)
- RAW + JPEG
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|ISO||Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–120 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F1.8 - F5.6|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2x)|
|Normal focus range||30 cm (11.81″)|
|Macro focus range||3 cm (1.18″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||6.50 m|
|Continuous drive||10 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720p (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps)|
|Videography notes||1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||200|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||200 g (0.44 lb / 7.05 oz)|
|Dimensions||103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26″)|
The P330 - Thoughts, Wineries, and Photos
BACKGROUND INFO Hope you're doing well in your parts of the world. I wanted to take a few moments to pass on my thoughts about the Nikon P330 - a camera that I picked up a few months back. To set up this scenario, Our family often take a variety of one or two-day trips across our State of North Carolina as we try to discover out-of-the-way haunts, fine eateries, various wineries, etc. As we've long discovered, rather than pursuing a series of trips outside of our areas (or overseas), we've ...
small but extremely slow GPS and sucks batteries like crazy ...
I have been trying out my Nikon P330 for a couple of weeks now. Sofar only in day light. Pics themselves look OK. going from my old 6MP to this 12MP seems to make a big difference. so far so good. But one of the strongest reason I but this rather than any other compact camera was the GPS. sadly is not working very well. last weekend it took almost an hour to get a fix whilst walking on a beach (sic!). a friend with an iPhone got a fix in less than a minute on the same beach that day. even ...
Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Canon S95
Prior to purchasing the Nikon Coolpix P330 I have been using a Canon S95. I have been happy with the Canon but wished to try something new. The cameras are somewhat similar physically so that traveling with either of them was easy. In the pocket with a cover made from a soft cloth. I have spent a lot of time comparing the two. There are differences. The Nikon has given me a sharper image. The Canon has given me more pleasing color. I'm not sure which camera gives color closer to reality. I ...
So many great features and we love the larger sensor
Outstanding compact. First camera of its size that allows me to take great pics inside without flash. I am amazed by the vast options in the menu for customizing pictures. Very easy to access the various functions too. I love the way the menu has been designed , plus the graphics in the menu are so intuitive. We compared the P 330 to several other compacts and it was our #1 choice. If you normally shoot a DSLR, like us, I think you will enjoy using it too.
Do you prefer larger sensor or faster shutter speed by comparing Nikon P330 with Olympus XZ-10?
The Nikon P330 has a larger sensor 1/1.7 vs. 1/2.3 while the Olympus XZ-10 has faster shutter speed f /1.8 – 2.7 vs. f/ 1.8 – 5.6. Do you prefer the larger sensor Nikon P330 or faster Olympus XZ-10 and why? Thank you for your answer.
At this point in time, I would not consider buying any cameras with 1/2.3" inch sensors (unless it was superzoom with focal length over 500 mm) Larger sensors like the one in the P330 allow the camera to record a more dynamic range accurately. (more variation from dark to light regions) The reason is the pixels are larger so more electrons can be stored during a exposure. That being said, Nikon is not known for strong offerings in its lower priced cameras. So overall an XZ10 might have better IQ over a P330, or it might be close. I do not know. Kind of academic for me. I already have an Olympus XZ2 I love dearly. With its 1/1.7 inch sensor and fast lens, it is a clear step above any of 1/2.3" sensor cameras in image quality. Continue Reading
1) I´d prefer bigger sensor anytime in this range, because you usually get more resolution and cleaner image right at lowest ISO setting. Lens "speed" is going to help in poor light situation, but not a chance in good light situation. 2)Get the XZ-2. Lovely cam. Bite your tongue for size, price or whatever reason you would have. It´s worth the money and effort to lug around with this machine compared to smaller sensored peers. Before cellphone cameras vs compact cam war here on DPR started, somebody stated "I can´t believe they´re still milking those small sensors" and he was right. When you get this size, or even bigger sensor with f/2 lens in mobile phone, there are not much reasons to buy not so better dedicated dedicated device for that huge money. So you need to get faster aperture and bigger sensor. XZ-2 delivers.... Continue Reading
Nikon P330 and Canon S110 WiFi remote control
Hello, I'm considering two cameras. Nikon P330 and Canon S110. I wonder if there is opprotunity to control those cameras remotely by WiFi. I mean if user is able to see live preview of image on PC, tablet or smartphone screen. Like in Lumix TZ40. I would buy this lumix if it has the same image quality like Nikon and Canon but unfortunately it has smaller sensor and I think worse lens because of its super zoom. Could you tell me if there is opportunity to live preview image and take image remotely with WiFi? For me it is compulsory feature if camera doesn't have flipout screen.
what is AEL i started recording a video and on the screen it said AEL and if i click the right button it switched to AEL off.. what is this and when would i use it
Auto Exposure Lock. When you press that button, the exposure is locked with the actual parameters, so that you can recompose by moving the camera, and shoot. Continue Reading
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