Show the world what you're made of.
Some people are happy to take pictures from the comfort of the sidelines. That's nice. But if you want to be part of the action, you need a camera as tough as you. For those thrill seekers and action-hounds, meet the COOLPIX W300, a tough-as-nails camera designed for the extremes.
Waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof, it captures 4K Ultra HD video, 16 MP photos, time-lapse movies and more in the harshest conditions. Bring it surfing, skiing, SCUBA diving, biking, climbing...wherever your adventures lead. Use the built-in GPS, eCompass, altimeter, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Low Energy to track and share every heart-pounding moment. Show the world what you're really made of.
- Waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof adventure camera with extra capabilities
- Stunning high resolution photos, 4K Ultra HD videos, Time-lapse videos, Superlapse videos and music montages
- 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with telephoto power and Hybrid VR image stabilization
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, eCompass, altimeter, depth gauge and more
Ready for adventure
The COOLPIX W300 can go wherever the road less travelled leads.
Waterproof to 100 ft.Take it snorkeling, SCUBA diving, fishing or just having fun in the pool.
Freezeproof to 14°Take it skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow shoeing or ice skating.
ShockproofCan handle rough conditions, including drops from up to 7.9 ft. high.
DustproofTake it to the beach, the ball field...any place that gets dirty.
Jaw-dropping photos and videos
16-MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor
Share epic photos and videos that put your friends and family in the moment. The COOLPIX W300's 16 MP low-light sensor and fast f/2.8 NIKKOR zoom lens freeze action in striking detail, even when the light is fading. It's fast autofocus and continuous shooting speed helps you land shots others might miss. Turn on Macro Mode and reveal hidden details in flowers, plants, insects and more.
Zoom into the action
5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with Hybrid VR
When the action is just out of reach, zoom in with the telephoto power of the COOLPIX W300's 5x optical zoom lens. You'll have the flexibility to get the whole scene into the frame or to zoom in for a tight view. The whole time you're shooting, Nikon's Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction) keeps your photos and videos steady, even when the road gets bumpy.
4K Ultra HD videos with stereo sound*
With the touch of a button, the COOLPIX W300 records 4K Ultra HD or 1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound. Combine your favorite clips into a 30-second compilation with background music and special effects using Short Movie Show—ideal for sharing online. Use Time-lapse recording to condense an hour of action into a 10-second sequence, or speed up time with a Superlapse video. You can even shoot stills while recording video. The camera also features VR during movie recording (5-axis hybrid: lens-shift type and electronic type) and AE lock is now available when shooting underwater video.
*Not all video features are available when recording in 4K UHD, please refer to the owner’s manual for details.
Simple, smart operation designed for action
Operating the COOLPIX W300 couldn't be easier. An extra large grip and smart button placement make for stable one-handed shooting. The large 3.0-inch LCD has an anti-reflective coating for shooting in bright light. A dedicated Tool button gives you quick access to GPS, eCompass and other tools. When you're wearing heavy gloves, you can change modes simply by moving the camera.
Access and share on the go
Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Pull out a compatible smartphone or tablet to automatically transfer, review and share your photos, add caption text and even take pictures remotely with the COOLPIX W300. The Nikon SnapBridge app can automatically back-up your photos to Nikon IMAGE SPACE as you shoot them. Share the moment while it's still happening.
Always be prepared
The COOLPIX W300 is more than a camera; it's a useful travel companion.
Onboard GPS, eCompass, Altimeter, Depth Gauge and moreEasily track and view your course, steps taken, altitude, depth—even atmospheric and water pressure—with the COOLPIX W300.
Built-in bright LED lightWhether you're illuminating a subject or trying to see your map, the COOLPIX W300's bright LED light will come in handy.
Style your shots
Special effects and Creative Mode
Make your photos stand out from the crowd with Creative Mode, eight Special Effects and eight Quick Effects that you can apply before or after you take a shot. Highlight a single color within a B&W image, soften the focus of everything in a portrait, increase contrast and dynamic range, mimic a fisheye lens, make everything look like a toy model, reduce fog or smoke in a shot and much more.
Beautiful portraits made easy
Taking great photos of the people and pets we love is easy with the COOLPIX W300.
Smart Portrait ModeTurn on Smart Portrait Mode and select from seven portrait-enhancing effects to make your friends and family look their best.
Glamour RetouchRetouch your shots with 12 functions like Skin Softening, Teeth Whitening, Brighten Faces and more to make every shot a keeper.
Point and shoot ease
The COOLPIX W300 takes the work out of great photos and videos. When you're in a challenging situation, just select from 20 common Scene Modes like Night Landscape or Portrait, or choose Scene Auto Selector and let the camera choose for you.
Fast continuous shooting
When the action speeds up, hold down the COOLPIX W300's shutter button and capture up to 7 frames per second. Find amazing images within a split second of action.
Powerful battery and quick charging
When you're out on an excursion, there's no where to charge a battery. That's why the COOLPIX W300's battery is good for over 280 shots. When it is time for a charge, expect a full recharge in just 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Accessorize your adventures
Want to take things to the next level? Add the optional SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight*, which acts as both an underwater flash and a strobe, for beautifully lit underwater photos and videos. Add a silicone jacket for better grip when wet…and some extra style.
* The SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight requires use of the SR-CP10A Underwater Optical Fiber Optic Cable Adapter, sold separately.
± WI-FI COMPATIBILITY
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
- Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
- iOS 8.4 or later, iOS 9.1 or later (latest version of iOS 8 or iOS 9 recommended) plus iOS 10.1 or iOS 10.2
- A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
UC-E21 USB Cable
EN-EL12 Rechargeable Battery
EH-73P Charging AC Adapter
BU-2 Cleaning Brush
|Type||Compact Digital Camera|
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||16.0 million|
|Sensor Size||1 / 2.3 in.|
|Total Pixels||16.76 million (approx.)|
|Image Size (pixels)||4608 x 3456 (16M)|
|Lens||5x optical Zoom, NIKKOR glass lens|
|Lens Focal Length||4.3-21.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-120mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Lens Construction||12 elements in 10 groups|
|Lens Zoom||5 x|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 480mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Vibration Reduction||Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)|
|Aperture||Electronically-controlled preset aperture (-1 AV) and ND filter (–2 AV) selections|
|Autofocus (AF)||Contrast-detect AF|
|Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection||Center
Manual with 99 focus areas
Target Finding AF
|Focus Range||[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm) (wide-angle position)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
|Monitor Size||3.0 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Type||TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
6-level brightness adjustment
|Monitor Resolution||921,000 -dots|
|Monitor Frame coverage
|97% horizontal (Approx.)
97% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
|Monitor Frame coverage
|100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
|Storage Media||SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
|Internal Memory||Approx. 473 MB|
|Storage File System||DCF
Exif 2.31 compliant
|Storage File formats||Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)|
|Movie||4K UHD 3,840x2,160/ 30p
4K UHD 3,840x2,160/ 25p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p
Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p
HD: 1280x720/ 30p
HD: 1280x720/ 25p
VGA 640x480/ 30p
VGA 640x480/ 25p
HS 640x480/ 4x
HS 1920x1080/ 0.5x
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 125 - 1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using Auto mode)
Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x)
Spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
|Exposure Control||Programmed auto exposure
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Scene Auto Selector
Short Movie Show
Multiple Exposure Lighten
Time Lapse Movie
|In-Camera Image Editing||Crop
Red eye reduction
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 EV in steps of 1/3|
White Balance Preset
|Shutter||Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/1500-1 sec.
1/4000 sec. (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
25 sec. (Star trails in Multiple Exposure Lighten Scene Mode)
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution||Up to 5 shots at approx. 7 frames per second|
|Continuous Shooting Options||Continuous H
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
|Self-timer||Can be selected from 10, 2 and 5 seconds duration (self-portrait timer)|
|Built-in flash Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
|[W]: 0.5 to 5.2m (1 ft. 8 in. to 17 ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 4.5m (1 ft. 8 in. to 14 ft.)
|Built-in Flash Control||TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes|
|Interface Data transfer protocol||MTP
|HDMI Output||HDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|I/O terminal||Digital I/O (USB)|
|Supported Languages||Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian|
|Power Sources||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
|Charging Time||Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes
(when using Charging AC Adapter EH-73P and when no charge remains)
|Battery / Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12|
(shots per charge)
Still pictures*: Approx. 280 shots
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
|Tripod Socket||¼ in.
(Width x Height x Depth)
|4.4 in. (111.5 mm) x 2.6 in. (66.0 mm) x 1.2 in. (29.0 mm)
|Approx. Weight||8.2 oz. (231 g)
with battery and SD memory card
|Operating environment||Temperature: -10 to +40°C (14 to 104°F ) for land use
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) for underwater use
Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Capacity to shoot images underwater up to a depth of 30 m (100 ft.) and for 60 minutes
Cleared our testing conditions compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock
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