Nikon P330 summary
Nikon P330 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on March of 2013. The camera uses a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
Nikon introduced this camera as a way to replace the earlier Nikon P310 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards brought out the more recent Nikon P340 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this camera.
The P330 places at #26 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #615 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon P330 family
The Nikon P330 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range below.
Nikon P330 Gallery
You can check the P330 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P330 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Nikon P330 based on things that are often regarded as useful in a camera.
Nikon P330 Sensor details
The sensor spec on the Nikon P330 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. RAW format is supported which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the P330's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The P330 sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon P330 dimensions
Nikon P330 weighs about 0.44 lbs (200g / 7.05 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 103mm x 58mm x 32mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Nikon P330 is weightier when compared to various rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a pic of the Nikon P330 besides a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button design on the P330.
Nikon P330 Lens specs
The P330 has a built in lens featuring a focal range of 24-120mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be very good however it can be helpful in certain situations.
At the widest 24mm, it comes with an aperture of f1.8 which will be awesome for low light conditions and getting a shallow depth of field. It will also allow you to set a lower ISO to produce more clean photographs. At the tele end, 120mm comes with f5.6 which is really slow and you would need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Nikon P330 Connectivity
The P330 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer photos and at times change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon P330 Video specs
The highest possible video quality on the Nikon P330 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone socket which means you get little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to order a different camera in case you need decent sound for your video clips.
Nikon P330 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Nikon P330 so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Nikon P330 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon P330 houses a 3 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon P330 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are pretty valuable.
Nikon P330 Shutter specs
Nikon P330 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon P330 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon P330 comes with only integrated flash with missing external flash support.
Nikon P330 Autofocusing specs
Nikon P330 comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detect making it handy for taking photos of people.
It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Nikon P330 features manual focusing when required for low light scenarios or you need more exact focusing control.
Nikon P330 Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL12) for the Nikon P330 is built to last for 200 images with respect to the CIPA standards making it less when compared to it's rivals. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:
Nikon P330 for varying types of photography
The following chart indicates a outline of the Nikon P330 for varying types of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Nikon P330
The Nikon P330 has a rating of 43 which is terrible, meaning that it is simply not appropriate for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Nikon P330
With a very good rating of 65, the Nikon P330 is a respectable pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon P330 Sports photography factors
A terrible sports photography rating of 36 indicates the Nikon P330 is simply not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera should have fantastic tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon P330 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very crucial in choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon P330 gets a nice 61 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to purchase for your travels.
Nikon P330 Landscape photography details
For anybody looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon P330 and it's moderate rating of 52 for a landscape camera is relatively acceptable amongst it's rivals.
Nikon P330 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon P330 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a terrible rating of 36.
Nikon P330 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the P330, below is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart down below shows you a bird's eye view of the P330 vs it's top scoring rivals suggested earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may regard as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.