Nikon P300

Nikon's 12-megapixel P300 compact is the latest addition to my quiver of field cameras. I've learned to carry compacts in addition to or even instead of larger DSLRs and camcorders when I'm climbing and skiing. Anything you can put in your pocket is (1) much easier to use and (2) much more likely to be used. The new P300 would thus seem to be the ideal compact for those seeking (more...)

— April 7, 2011

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Scott April 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

My experience with how much a camera gets used has less to do with the camera itself and more with the quality of the camera bag. A good holster that fits comfortably on the waist strap of a backback allows a DSLR to be as accessible as a compact. I'm a die-hard LowePro fan myself, they're really the only camera bags/pouches/cases/holsters that I trust in the BC, they're built like actual BC equipment.

Dostie April 14, 2011 at 8:44 am

Thanks for the review. I was planning to get a Nikon, but you've convinced me to go Canon. Been a Nikon fan for years but they continually come up short in the digital world. C'est la vie.

jorgen May 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I am surprised by this review. I bought the p300 for my wife after reading some because she wanted to go a step up in quality pocket-camerawise. It has been a huge success, in all respects: image quality, low light quality, fast autofocus, handling - you name it. Though I greatly prefer DSLRs, I am just about to order one for myself.