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.
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
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
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
Nikon p330 video feature
I have recorded some video on my Nikon P330 camera. For some reason when I go to review the video on the camera it shows " file contains no image data". What does this mean. I am using a PNY Optima 4GB SD card.
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.
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