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Old Apr 24, 2011, 5:55 AM   #1
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Default Coolpix P300 : Best pocketable low-light camera that shoots 1080p?

I'm looking for a pocketable camera that works well in low light and shoots 1080p. Is the Nikon Coolpix P300 the best option?

Brand name isn't the most important thing for me, 1080p and low light ability are.

Also, when shooting video, does the P300 have the option to turn off continuous autofocus?
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Old Apr 24, 2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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Yes, on the Nikon P300 the focus can be set for single focus or continuous focus.

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Old Apr 29, 2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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I'm looking for a pocketable camera that works well in low light and shoots 1080p. Is the Nikon Coolpix P300 the best option?

Brand name isn't the most important thing for me, 1080p and low light ability are.

Also, when shooting video, does the P300 have the option to turn off continuous autofocus?
Unlike P7000, P300 cant optical zoom during video capture
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It can optically zoom during filming, but noise will be captured too
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It can optically zoom during filming, but noise will be captured too
Oh Really ???

Sorry, might be that I could not see the lens was moving when I zoom the P300 demo unit in Nikon showroom.
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Old May 11, 2011, 2:06 PM   #6
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Don't count on it though It just cannot focus correctly even after you have zoomed, even in daylight. Consider zoom during video "useless". It also has some focusing issues during filming. A firmware upgrade might solve the problem.

Other than that, video and sound quality is very good.
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