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Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620

Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
44
Overall
39
Nikon Coolpix P300 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S620 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Key Specs

Nikon P300
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 189g - 103 x 58 x 32mm
  • Announced May 2011
  • Later Model is Nikon P310
Nikon S620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.7-5.8) lens
  • 120g - 90 x 53 x 23mm
  • Introduced February 2009
Photography Glossary

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Nikon P300 versus Nikon S620, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Nikon. The image resolution of the P300 (12MP) and the S620 (12MP) is relatively well matched and they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The P300 was announced 2 years later than the S620 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a in-depth comparison, below is a simple overview of how the P300 grades vs the S620 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon P300 over the Nikon S620

 P300 S620 
IntroducedMay 2011February 2009More recent by 29 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S620 over the Nikon P300

 S620 P300 

Common features in the Nikon P300 and Nikon S620

 P300 S620 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to lug around your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Nikon P300 comes with external measurements of 103mm x 58mm x 32mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") and a weight of 189 grams (0.42 lbs) while the Nikon S620 has specifications of 90mm x 53mm x 23mm (3.5" x 2.1" x 0.9") having a weight of 120 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have at the time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the P300 versus the S620.

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the P300 and S620 is 92 and 96 respectively.

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 top view buttons comparison

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to visualize the difference between sensor measurements merely by looking at technical specs. The photograph here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the P300 and S620.

As you have seen, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution therefore you should expect similar quality of photos but you will want to consider the production date of the products into consideration. The fresher P300 provides a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 sensor size comparison

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon P300
Portrait photography with Nikon S620
28
includes face detect focus
manual focus not available
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon P300 Street photography details
Nikon S620 Street photography details
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (120 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon P300 Sports photography info
Nikon S620 Sports photography info
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon P300 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S620 as a Travel photography camera
64
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
missing Timelapse function
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
62
lighter than others (120g)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon P300 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon S620 Landscape photography highlights
43
reasonably wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
32
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon P300 Vlogging info
Nikon S620 Vlogging info
36
reasonably wide (24mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
missing microphone jack
31
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (120g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone jack
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Nikon P300 vs Nikon S620 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon P300 and Nikon S620
 Nikon Coolpix P300Nikon Coolpix S620
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix P300 Nikon Coolpix S620
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-05-31 2009-02-03
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed C2 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-100mm (4.2x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-4.9 f/2.7-5.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 922 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech TFT-LCD with anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 7.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.50 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (15, 30fps), 1280 x 720p (15, 30, 60 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 189 gr (0.42 lbs) 120 gr (0.26 lbs)
Dimensions 103 x 58 x 32mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 90 x 53 x 23mm (3.5" x 2.1" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL12 EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 sec) Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $500 $37