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Nikon Coolpix P330 Hands-On Preview

We go hands-on with the brand new Nikon Coolpix P330 at Focus On Imaging 2013.

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The Nikon Coolpix P330 updates the Nikon Coolpix P310, and updates the lens giving it an extra 20mm telephoto reach with the new 5x optical zoom lens, another addition is the ability to shoot RAW, and the camera features built in GPS.

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With a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, it offers a bright f/1.8 aperture at the wide end of the lens, and is equivalent to 24mm in 35mm film terms. The 12.2 megapixel back lit CMOS sensor is capable of shooting at 10fps at full resolution for 10 shots. The camera has a metal body and is available in black or white.

Key Features

  • 5x optical zoom lens f/1.8-f/5.6 
  • 12.2 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor (1/1.7 inch)
  • Lens shift vibration reduction
  • RAW (NRW) data processing
  • Manual mode
  • Function button
  • Full HD (1080p/60i) video, at 60, 50, 30 or 25 fps
  • 120 fps high speed video
  • Macro mode
  • Easy panorama 180°/360°
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Compatible with the optional Wi-Fi dongle (WU-1a)
The camera has a front function button, full manual controls, as well as aperture priority, and shutter priority. On top is a small pop up flash, as well as the built in GPS. The camera features auto-HDR shooting, as well as 10fps continuous shooting at full resolution, or alternatively you can shoot at 1fps at full resolution for 30 shots.

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Full HD video features stereo sound, with optical zoom and autofocus is available, as well as a 120fps high speed video mode. Power is provided by a compact 1050mAh lithium-ion battery, that slots into the bottom battery and memory card compartment. ISO can be selected from ISO80 to ISO12800, when extended. We will be putting our full review of the Nikon Coolpix P330 online, as soon as the camera is available. 

Nikon Coolpix P330 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Nikon Coolpix P330 Specifications

Max Aperturef/1.8 - f/5.6
35mm equivalent24mm - 120mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1/1.7 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 3:2
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921k dot
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeNo
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shootingNo Data
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS1080i 60fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)200shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera 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 CD-ROM, Reference Manual (CD-ROM)

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