Behind the slimline body of the COOLPIX S9300 lies a wealth of cutting-edge technology that sets this 16-megapixel camera apart.
The NIKKOR 18x optical super zoom captures distant action or candid close-ups with ease. Lens-shift vibration reduction enables sharp results and a steady image on the LCD screen, so it’s easy to frame your shots.
You can record Full HD movies at the touch of a button, and even film separate scenes as one seamless movie. Built-in GPS capability lets you tag your photos at any time, or track your route on the move.
The COOLPIX S9300 — Style in every situation.
Slimline super zoom: packing a 18x NIKKOR wide-angle optical zoom lens (25–450 mm) with ED glass, this slim camera offers sharp, precise shots however far away you are.
Back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED C2 processor to deliver clear shots in any light.
Lens-shift VR (vibration reduction): capture steady photos and movies thanks to Nikon’s automatic vibration reduction technology, which counters the effects of camera shake in real time.
Full HD (1080p) movie recording: easily record life in motion and in stereo sound. A dedicated video-record button makes it easy to begin filming.
7.5 cm (3.0-in.) 921k-dot LCD screen: whether you shoot in bright sunlight or in low light, this large screen with Nikon’s Clear Color Display technology offers sharp contrast and clear viewing.
Built-in Global Positioning System (GPS): record the exact location (latitude and longitude) where a picture was taken as a “geotag” in the image data (Exif), or use the GPS to track your route when you’re not taking pictures.
Advanced movie functions: you can pause and then continue filming, and the camera will create one movie file for smooth playback. The optical zoom with autofocus can be used when filming and you can record in iFrame format. A built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the camera directly to an HDTV.
Auto HDR mode: capture images with impressive tonal detail in any situation when you shoot in HDR mode. The camera combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich color gradation.
Easy Panorama 360°/180°: pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.
3D shooting mode: create a 3D image that can be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers.
Retouch menu: enhance your photos in-camera with a range of filter effects. Includes options such as Selective Color, which converts your image to monochrome then adds a splash of color to an area of your choice, and Cross Screen, which lends a starry effect to bright objects.
High-speed continuous shooting: capture sharp shots of the action with ease. The camera can shoot up to seven consecutive shots at a fast six frames-per-second.
Mode dial: access the most important shooting modes quickly and easily via the conveniently placed mode dial.
19 scene modes: scene modes automatically optimize the camera settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Achieve great shots just by selecting the mode that matches your situation.
Fast and accurate AF: when you want to capture subjects that are not in the center of the frame, you can set the camera to shoot with a 99-point autofocus system for extra-sharp results.
Subject Tracking AF: capture sharp shots of subjects that can’t or won’t stay still. Subject Tracking AF keeps the camera focused on a selected subject even if it is moving around.
Wireless transfer: compatible with Eye-Fi X2 (or later) cards. Transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or personal computer, and then connect to the Internet to take advantage of Nikon’s photo sharing service, my Picturetown.
Super-slim body: measuring just 30.4 mm at its widest and 23 mm at its thinnest, the COOLPIX S9300 proves it’s possible to be super and slim all at once.
EXPEED C2: Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system provides high-speed operation, enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.
Compact digital camera
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
18x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.5-81.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-450 mm lens in 35mm  format)
11 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of an approx. 1800 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Focus range (from lens)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 4 cm (1.6 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 26 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, MPF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG 3D pictures: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
16 M (High) [4608 x 3456(fine)] 16 M [4608 x 3456] 8 M [3264 x 2448] 4 M [2272 x 1704] 2 M [1600 x 1200] VGA [640 x 480] 16:9 12M [4608 x 2592]
Auto, Scene (Portrait, Close-up, Landscape, Food, Sports, Museum, Night portrait, Fireworks show, Party/indoor, Black and white copy, Beach, Easy panorama, Snow, Pet portrait, Sunset, 3D photography, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Backlighting), Smart portrait, Continuous shooting, Special effects
Continuous H (default setting) (Images are captured continuously at about 6.9 fps), Continuous L (About 6 images at about 2 fps), Pre-shooting cache (Up to 5 frames at up to 10.6 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (50 frames at about 1/120 s or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (25 frames at about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16
HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 x 480/approx. 120 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720/approx. 60 fps, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080/approx. 15 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (auto gain from ISO 125 to 1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 125 to 400, 125 to 800)
256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot (when digital zoom is 2x or higher)
Programmed auto, motion detection, exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000 - 1 s 1/4000 - 1/120 s (Continuous H: 120 fps) 1/4000 - 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection mode
2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 5.1 m (1 ft 8 in. to 16 ft) [T]: 1.5 to 3 m (5 ft to 9 ft 10 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio/video (AV) output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
16 cardinal points (position correction using 3-axis acceleration sensor, automatic correction for the deviated angle, and automatic offset adjustment
Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code), geodetic system WGS 84
Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 3 hours 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 108.7 x 62.3 x 30.6 mm (4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz.) (including battery and SD memory card)
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F