Nikon Coolpix 4300 Discussion
(This is a discussion thread for the Nikon Coolpix 4300, linked to our review here: )..

Comments (15)


I would like to know if this model has the same problem as the CP885 model has with larger memory cards. The access to the card gets really slow when it comes to larger cards (even with 64 MB). The problem gets even bigger when the card is full...

Comment #1

I am considering the Coolpix 4300, does anyone have any hands on experience with this model? Any Advice or suggestions? What non OEM.

Accessories are good for this unit?..

Comment #2

It appears to me the cp4300 has the same problem as the cp885 has with larger memory cards. it works just fine with the 16mb cf card coming with the camera, but it is very slow when using a 128mb card - I haven't used cp885 before and even thought it might be because a non-nikon-certified cf was used. in addition, I found the pictures i've taken seemed not "clear" enough (I almost use the auto & scenc modes all the time). A simple editing using photoshop's auto contrast function could make them look better. have anyone out there got the same problem, or that was just because I mismanoeuvred the camera?..

Comment #3

Me too. I'm comparing this with Canon's S45 /40 but haven't come up with a conclusion. I'm more into Canon as it has a relatively faster shutter speed that goes up to 1/1500 but does this really matter that much? Moreover, from the review, it is said that Canon did a relatively below average job for macros where Nikon did a very good one. Would someone please give me some advice? Please reply to my e-mail address at.

Comment #4

Had the camera for about 1 week. So far it is a wonderful point-and- shoot. I miss the contollability of my CP 990 but even on auto, the pictures are sharp and clear. It is a wonderful pocket camera, much better than the Kodak DX 4900 it replaced...

Comment #5

I have just purchased the Coolpix 4300 ... having only used an early version Olympus before this. I am bothered by the continuous (focus or metering?) sound emitted from the camera when in the shooting mode. Is this normal? Are all the Coolpix cameras like this?.


Comment #6

I'm having this camera too. That normal. Call up the technical support and even when to another shop to try out to confirm According to the technical support, that is normally on all nikon models. You tend to miss it when buying because te surrounding is noisy. One way to stop it is to off the monitor (press monitor button twice). The tech support suggest me to change the continuous focus to single focus but it does not help at all..

Comment #7

After a lot of comparison between the Nikon PC4300 and the Canon S40, I still bought the S40. The build is solid and it does not feel flimsy like the 4300. The other advantages over the 4300 are:.

-supports compact flash II and therefore IBM microdrive.

-very fast response times.

-excellent auto focus even in low light due to it's auto-focus lamp However, if your work involves a lot of macro, you can't beat a Nikon...

Comment #8

Lovely little camera, unbelievable amount of manual controls, while at the same time point and shoot easy. Great colours and very sharp pictures, macro is gorgeous.

Even the 256mb card works within miliseconds. This is very troublesome with my first camera, the Canon Ixus Digital (takes seconds!).

The Nikon is ofcourse larger than the Canon Ixus, but not much lager than a pakket of sigarets. Fits perfect in my ladies' purse...

Battery lasts amazingly long.

In short: a top camera!..

Comment #9

Hi to all 4300 users. Can it be used for astrophoto? If yes, what does it need and how does it perform?.


Comment #10

Is there a problem with red eyes when using the flash?..

Comment #11

I'd like to purchase a digital camera to make paraglide photos.

I'm asking if the shutter lag in full autofocus, about 1.05s for the 4300 and less 0.8s for S45, is a important parameter.I think so but I can't quantify it.

Did someone practise sport photos and could answer me...

Comment #12

I had been using Nikon F60 more than a year. Before that I own a Canon S1000. Nikon camera gives me a sharp and high resolution photo. With this impression, I proceed to purchase the Coolpix 4300 for my coming Beijing tour(10Nov). I bought it on 2 Nov. I tried out various modes as described in the booklet.

I view the pic thru av jack to my tv gave the same sharpness. But after I switch off the camera and the camera just can't be restart back whichever methods I try. Tough luck! Just for only less than 8 hrs wouldn't it be too fragile to handle. I had sent it back to Nikon Malaysia centre and now I am still be waiting when it can gen out again.(6 Nov)..

Comment #13

I just got hold of this amazing little piece of equipment and am just bowled over. The image sharpness and color balance is just unmatched. The only problem was that it's so small in your hands, I really dont care about the size, I wish the camera was bigger. But other than that it was just great. It took great pics in lowest light possible. Just have to play with it a bit to get around with the manual focus.



Comment #14

Have you tried setting the "Sharpness" level to auto ? I use a 128 MB card and I have no problem and the image quality is unparalelled...

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