Nikon Coolpix P330 Review

Overall 50
Imaging 18
Features 37
Size 86
Price 1

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720p (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 103 x 58 x 32 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: Yes
  • Replaced Nikon P310.
  • Replaced by Nikon .

Nikon Coolpix P330 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix P330 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Mar 04, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Initially, Nikon developed this model to replace their older product P310 and, after some time, Nikon has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one P310.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #21 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 50/100 and it takes a rank of #94 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix P330 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix P330 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F1.8-5.6
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 213
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix P330 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix P330. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330 has the following external dimensions 103 x 103 x 32 mm (40.55 x 22.83 x 12.6″) with the weight of 200 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Nikon Coolpix P330, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix P330 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 32mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix P330 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix P330 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix P330 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix P330 — 200 shots
Min: 140 shots
Average: 241 shots
Max: 470 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix P330 — 32 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix P330 — 200 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix P330 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix P330 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Nikon Coolpix P330 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix P330 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix P330 has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Nikon Coolpix P330 features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Nikon Coolpix P330, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 54 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Nikon Coolpix P330’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Nikon Coolpix P330 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/1.7" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix P330 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix P330

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix P330 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 921k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix P330 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix P330 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Coolpix P330 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix P330, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix P330 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Nikon Coolpix P330 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Nikon Coolpix P330 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Coolpix P330 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix P330 provides a shooting life of 200, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Nikon Coolpix P330 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix P330 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix P330’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix P330’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix P330 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Nikon Coolpix P330 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P330 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 21. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P330 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone

Nikon Coolpix P330 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P330 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 46. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P330 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (103 x 58 x 32 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/1.7"(7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix P330 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P330 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 33. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P330 can be called a 33 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (213)
  • Small battery life (200 shots)
  • Small size (103 x 58 x 32 mm)

Nikon Coolpix P330 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P330 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 32. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P330 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (200 g)
  • Small size (103 x 58 x 32 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Nikon Coolpix P330 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P330 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 65. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P330 can be called a 65 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Good Dynamic Range (11.7)
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Low Light ISO (213)

Nikon Coolpix P330 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix P330
Announced Mar 04, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 921k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 6.5
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area Yes
Center Weighted Yes
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 54
DxO Color Depth 21.0
DxO Dynamic Range 11.7
DxO Low Light ISO 213
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/1.7"
Sensor Dimensions 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Sensor Area 41.52 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720p (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 200 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Battery Life 200 shots
Battery Type 200 shots
Battery Model EN-EL12
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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