Take superb shots on the go with the slender and stylish COOLPIX A300.
It’s small and light enough to slip in a pocket or bag, so you’re always ready to shoot close-ups of friends and family with the NIKKOR 8x optical zoom, extendable to 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹ and keep your camera connected to your smart device with SnapBridge.
The 20.1 megapixel image sensor guarantees high-resolution images, while High-performance Vibration Reduction (VR) reduces camera shake, ensuring you only take sharp shots or smooth HD movies. Use Smart portrait mode as you shoot for perfect portraits, and Scene auto selector to automatically optimise camera settings.
Capture your world in style with the COOLPIX A300.
Slender styling brings elegance, and with a depth of approximately 20.1 mm and a weight of around 119 g, you’ll enjoy a compact camera body that will slip easily into a pocket or handbag so you can carry it anywhere, any time. Available in a range of bright, stylish colours, this is the camera that looks good, fits your lifestyle perfectly, and takes beautiful high-resolution photos and movies.
SnapBridge maintains a constant, low-power connection between your camera and your smartphone or tablet to give you easy control over your photographic life. Now you can sync shots to your smart device while you shoot, and share Nikon-quality images in an instant. You can also control key camera functions via your phone, keep your camera on time and up-to-date, and more.
The high megapixel count packed into a compact body means your camera has great light performance capability in its image sensor, so you’ll get clear shots even in low light conditions – and always produce high-resolution images that will make great photo enlargements.
A world of possibilities opens up when you have quality NIKKOR optics in an 8x zoom that’s extendable to 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹, offering a wide-angle 25mm to 200mm angle of view (equivalent 35mm format). You can capture fun facial expressions up close, get all your friends into a group shot, record every aspect of family celebrations, or shoot unique details while travelling.
With High-performance VR effectively reducing camera shake for greater stability, sharp shots are guaranteed even at full zoom. When you’re taking stills, Lens-shift VR provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 3.0 stops faster (based on CIPA standards, at the maximum telephoto position).
Let your camera do the work for you with automatic functions that make shooting simple, like Scene auto selector, Target finding AF and Panorama assist. Scene auto selector will automatically choose the ideal mode for your shooting conditions and optimise the camera settings for you. Target finding AF detects your subject automatically to achieve focus rapidly, so you can start shooting immediately. Panorama assist helps you to record stunning travel scenes as panoramas with ease.
View your subjects and scenes clearly on the LCD screen, making it simple to frame your shots for both stills and movies. You’ll always have crystal clear visibility even in bright sunlight, thanks to an anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment that can be modified through 5 levels.
When you’re travelling or out capturing the fun of family celebrations, having a long battery life is vital to ensure you never miss a memorable moment. Keep shooting when it matters most with approximately 240 shots per charge.
Flattering portraits are automatic when you use Smart portrait mode during shooting. Blink proof alerts you if your subject blinks while you’re taking your photo, and Smile timer automatically takes the shot when it recognises that your subject is smiling. Apply Glamour retouch enhancements after shooting to soften skin tones and add make-up effects like Eye shadow, Mascara and Lipstick. Have fun with Self-collage, where your camera captures a series of four or nine images at intervals and saves them as a single collage photo. All the images used in Self-collage are also saved as individual shots too.
It’s easy to enhance your photos with Special effects as you shoot, like Mirror effect that shows your subject and their mirror image in a single shot, Selective Color adding a pop of vivid colour to a monochrome image, or Nostalgic sepia creating photos with a retro look. Give shots a completely different look instantly in playback with Quick effects like Painting or Fisheye or adjust the tone with Cross screen to add a starbust effect to light sources in your images.
¹ Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
Compact digital camera
20.1 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
1/2.3-in. type CCD, Total pixels: approx. 20.48 million
NIKKOR lens with 8x optical zoom
4.5 to 36.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25 to 200 mm lens in 35 mm  format)
f/3.7 to 6.6
8 elements in 7 groups
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800 mm lens in 35 mm  format)
Lens-shift VR (still images), Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx.1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
6.7 cm (2.7-in.) diagonal, Approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 19 MB)
DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
Storage file formats
Still images: JPEG, Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (pixels)
20M (High) [5152 x 3864 (Fine)], 20M [5152 x 3864], 10M [3648 x 2736], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200], VGA [640 x 480], 16:9 (14M) [5120 x 2880], 1:1 [3864 x 3864]
ISO 80 to 1600, ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
1/1500 to 1 s, 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
10 s, 2 s, 5 s (Self-portrait timer)
Electromagnetic ND filter (–3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.7 and f/10.5 [W])
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5 to 2.8 m (1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 2 in.), [T]: 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB, Supports Direct Print (PictBridge), also used as audio/video output connector (NTSC or PAL can be selected for video output.)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included), EH-62G AC Adapter (available separately)
Approx. 2 h 40 min (when using EH-72P/EH-72PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)
Approx. 240 shots when using EN-EL19
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 95.9 x 58.0 x 20.1 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 119 g (4.2 oz) (including battery and memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Camera Strap, EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-72P Charging AC Adapter (A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase.), UC-E16 USB Cable
1. Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed.
2. Individual movie files cannot exceed 2 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.