Nikon Coolpix P330 is a new point and shoot from Nikon that gives you a 5x optical zoom, a 24 to 120 mm wide-angle zoom lens, with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. It is targeted at a consumer who is looking at more control on the camera than a basic point-and-shoot, without the bulk associated with a DSLR.
Bright f/1.8, 5x zoom with wide-angle 24 mm* coverage and advanced lens-shift VR
This compact camera is an f/1.8 NIKKOR lens which incorporates specially crafted High-refractive-index glass to achieve superb image sharpness and contrast. It also features lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction), which compensates for camera shake by offering the equivalent of a faster shutter speed. The large aperture of f/1.8 is excellent for shooting indoors and in low light while a 7-blade iris diaphragm can render images with natural, beautiful bokeh (background blur).
- 35mm format equivalent
The buttons are easily accessible for single-handed shooting, with your thumb being able to control both the mode dial as well as the shutter speed dial in case you are shooting on the manual. From an ergonomics standpoint, the front of the camera is flat, but a raised bump of rubber ensures that your grip is tight and the camera stays firm in your hand.
A choice of options is at your command. Just dial P, S, A or M exposure mode, or "U" (User setting) mode to take exactly the picture you want. The front Function button and Command dial for fine control of settings are quick and simple to use. And Nikon's RAW (NRW) file format lets you edit your images freely without image quality degradation.
Backside illumination 1/1.7-in. CMOS image sensor for high image quality
With 12.2 effective megapixels of imaging power, clear high-resolution pictures are yours for the taking. The performance capabilities of a large-size Backside illumination CMOS image sensor that can receive a substantial amount of light, for results that are beautiful in every detail, especially when taken at night.
The 12-megapixel sensor may seem small or undersized, but in my usage experience, I did not mind a slightly smaller sensor. Unless you are planning to blow up an image and put it up as a hoarding at a crossing, you wouldn't need any more megapixels either.
Nikon Coolpix P330 Most Specifications
- No viewfinder
- Can't switch Shutter and Aperture dials
- No gridlines to help compose shots
Price: Rs. 16,950
Ratings (Out of 5)
- Build/ Ergonomics: 3.5
- Features/ Performance: 4
- Image Quality: 4
- Video: 3.5
- Battery Life: 4
- Value for Money: 5
- Overall: 4