Nikon Coolpix S9300 review: Easy to use, so-so performance

At a Glance

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  • Nikon Coolpix S9300 Compact Camera

    The Coolpix S9300 is an 18X-zoom pocket camera with very simple controls, but its image quality takes a big step backward when matched against that of its excellent predecessor.

At a Glance

The Coolpix S9300 is an 18X-zoom pocket camera with very simple controls, but its image quality takes a big step backward when matched against that of its excellent predecessor.

Pros

  • 18X optical zoom lens (24mm to 450mm)
  • Easy operation for casual shooters
  • Good post-shot editing and filter options

Cons

  • Disappointing image quality
  • Shaky stabilization at full zoom
  • Mediocre battery life
  • No manual controls or RAW mode
  • Slow save speeds for some photos
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