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The best nikon cameras reviewed and compared

Updated on March 14, 2013

Presenting the best Nikon cameras

So you want to buy the best Nikon cameras? Check this out because If you are looking for the best Nikon cameras you have stumbled on the right place. Nikon is a well-known camera and photographic equipment manufacturer that makes exceptionally good and high quality, products. If you want to buy a digital camera you won't go far wrong with a Nikon.

It doesn't matter what sort of digital camera you want to buy, be it a simple point and shoot, an advanced compact camera, a mirror-less camera or an all singing, all dancing digital slr camera there is a Nikon camera that will suit you.

For the best Nikon cameras currently available across all types of digital camera please check out the Nikon digital cameras below.

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Point and shoot cameras are the most basic and easy to use cameras of all. With a point and shoot all you need to do is set the right mode, point the camera at the subject, press the shutter button half down to let the camera focus and then press the shutter button all the way to take the image.

If you want a Nikon point and shoot camera that is not only easy to use but also capable of capturing high quality images the Nikon Coolpix S3300 is the camera for you. This is a cracking camera that is jam packed full of features and works very well. In fact, many people consider this camera the best in its class, and once oyu have had a chance to use one of these you will soon see why.

If you are after a cheap, yet well made, Nikon point and shoot camer I can highly recommend the Nikon Coolpix S3300.

Nikon P300

If you want a small and portable digital camera that lets you take a bit more control over the exposure the Nikon P300 is the perfect camera for you. You can use the P300 in fully automatic mode, i.e. use it like a point and shoot, and let the camera decide on the settings, or you can use th Nikon P300 in aperture priority mode, shutter priority mode or full manual.

The Nikon P300 is a sturdy camera that is very high quality and will provide years of service. The P300 is intuitive and user friendly and all the settings are close to hand, which means you don't have to go deep in to the menu system. The image quality of this camera is awesome and the low light performance is better than many more expensive cameras.

If you are looking to upgrade from a point and shoot camera, but don't want the size and bulk of a dslr or the hassle of interchangeable lenses of a mirror-less camera the high end Nikon P300 compact is a camera you should take a look at.

Nikon P300 on eBay

If you want a Nikon P300 at a great price check out eBay. You have to be quick though because these deals don't last forever.

Nikon mirrorless cameras

Mirror-less cameras are starting to become very popular, and when you consider these cameras are smaller than a dslr, powerful and offer full manual control over the exposure and have interchangeable lenses it is easy to see why. It has taken a few years for Nikon to create a mirror-less camera however things have changed and there are now two to choose from, both of which are awesome cameras and rival the popular Olympus EPL series, Panasonic G series, Sony NEX series and Samsung NX series.

Nikon J1

The first of Nikon's mirror-less cameras is the J1. Thanks to its Xpeed 3 processor the Nikon J1 boasts a 73 point autofocus system that is lightening quick and can deliver an awesome 10 frames per second. The ultra high resolution 460K dot screen makes composing photographs quick and easy, even in low light conditions. The Nikon J1's low light performance is superb and it is easy to get tack sharp handheld shots with ease. The Nikon J1 may only have a 10MP sensor but the image quality is awesome and it can capture some stunning images. If you want a small and compact camera with the power of a dslr but without the bulk the Nikon J1 is something you need to consider.

Quick review of the Nikon J1

For a video review of the Nikon J1 check out the following footage.

Nikon V1

The second of Nikon's mirror-less cameras is the V1. The V1 is the next model up from the J1 so it is basically a J1 with some more features. The Nikon V1 is small, compact and very powerful. The Nikon V1 boasts a 10MP sensor, which isn't much but boy does it pack a punch. The image quality of this camera is simply stunning and it is capable of capturing some amazing photos. With the Nikon V1 you can opt to use an electronic viewfinder (sold separately) or the ultra clear 920K LCD screen. Either way, composition is easy, even in low light conditions. The Nikon V1 also uses the Expeed 3 processor and offers 73 autofocus points that are super fast, even faster than that of the J1. This means you will never miss another photo opportunity again. The low light performance of the Nikon V1 has to be seen to be believed. The low light performance of the J1 is good but the low light performance of the Nikon V1 is something else.

If you want the best mirror-less camera Nikon has to offer you need to take a look at the Nikon V1.

Nikon D3100

If you want an entry level digital slr then look no further than the Nikon D3100. Many people consider the Nikon D3100 as the best dslr for beginners currently available, and when you look at the technical features and spec of the D3100 it is easy to see why. The Nikon D3100 boasts an impressive 14.2MP sensor (which is the best in its class), fast 11 point autofocus system, useful 100 - 3200 ISO range, large 3 inch LCD screen and a fast expeed 2 processor. Thanks to its built in user guide the D3100 is intuitive and user friendly, which means you will be up and running in not time. The Nikon D3100 is capable of capturing some stunning images and the low light performance of this camera is on par with that of much more expensive models.

If you are new to digital SLR cameras and want to learn how to use on to take your photography skills to the next level the Nikon D3100 is the best dslr for beginners money can buy.

Hands on review of the Nikon D3100

If you want to see what the Nikon D3100 is capable of check out the following video review courtesy of Youtube.

Nikon D3100 on eBay

For some great deals on the excellent Nikon D3100 take a look at eBay.

If you have any comments, rants or raves please feel free to note them in my guest book. Similarly, if you have any other great Nikon camera suggestions please spread the word and note it here.

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      3 years ago

      Smkca-dab what I was looking for-ty!

    • Aquamarine18 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice informative lens. I am a Nikon addict and hooked on an older model, the D90.

    • duzyatko profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for provided classifications. They are very helpful.

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      6 years ago

      I'd always choose the DSL just because the quality and range of different image styles you can create is unlimited. If you're going pro with the photography, don't forget great post-editing software is essential to make your images pop!

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for the lens because it provided me with valuable information that I've been looking for so long.. :)


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