Nikon COOLPIX P330 Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 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

Product Description

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.

Specs

Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
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)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Image
ISO Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, 6400, 12800
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F5.6
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (2x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
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)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720p (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless Optional
Wireless notes Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
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)
Other features
GPS BuiltIn

Reviews

User Reviews

3.625 out of 5 stars
  • Ben Herrmann, Jun 17, 2013 GMT:
    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 ...

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  • JohanBe, Jul 21, 2013 GMT:
    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 ...

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  • Ovid7, Dec 6, 2013 GMT:
    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 ...

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  • Tom Bliz, Jan 1, 2014 GMT:
    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.

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Videos

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

how does time-lapse and slow motion recording work?

I know how to activate timelapse and set it to 30 sec 1 min 5 or 10 min but I don't actually know how it works can someone explain.i thought it was a video but it actually just snaps a picture every certain amount of seconds?and comes out as 100 picture for example? how do i make it into a video..just put all the picture together? and also how do I record in slow mo. I chose 120fps using the FN button and it says 120 on the screen but how do I record in slowmo…hitting the record button doesn't do it? Thanks in advance

mikey201 asked
10 days ago

ANSWERS

I use iMovie to convert my time-lapse images into a "movie". If you are using a PC you may have another utility for this purpose. You simply open iMovie and create a movie clip. Then you simply IMPORT the folder of images you have waiting. You are allowed to specify the duration between images and whether or not they do a dissolve or not. For those using a GoPro in time-lapse mode this is the easiest way to gather your bicycle trip or motorcycle trip movies. If you are using a handheld Coolpix you might want to use this technique for creating time-lapse sunrise/sunset movies. Or you can set the camera a on tripod in the middle of a downtown area and capture the movement of pedestrians as they walk along a sidewalk. Or you could watch the opening of a flower or some other glacially slow activity and then play it back at normal speed to see the unfolding. Continue Reading

Beezodog answered
9 days ago

Timelapse is indeed taking a picture everyfew seconds/minutes/hours, which you could either combine into a slideshow or movie or use certain frames from the whole set.  I don't know which software to use to combine the pictures though, but would imagine ViewNX can do it. Do you want to record in slowmo, or playback in slow mo?  If you record a picture at 120fps and then play it back at the standard 30fps you'll have a slow motion video.  Export to your computer would be the first step I imagine. Continue Reading

Jetronic answered
6 days ago

QUESTION

best settings for sunset time lapse

I'm looking for suggestions for camera settings for shooting a time lapse of a sunset never done this before so i have no knowledge

mikey201 asked
4 hours ago

ANSWERS

QUESTION

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.

Marian Pazwe asked
10 months ago

ANSWERS

Warranty Information

"No registration or "warranty" card is included or needed with a Nikon D-SLR or Coolpix camera. Keep your original, dated proof of purchase from the Authorized Nikon Inc. dealer in case warranty service is ever needed. These products do include either a mail-in form or a paper with a web link to our registration page:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/product_registration
It's advised to register your product with Nikon so that we can send you information about future updates or service issues that may arise.


Nikkor lenses come with a standard one year warranty and Nikon Inc. lenses sold by authorized Nikon Inc. dealers will have a Nikon Inc. Five Year Extension. To register for the five year extension, one copy of the included form must be mailed in as indicated. Keep the Customer copy of the form as well as the original proof of purchase (sales receipt)."


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