GoPro Hero 5 Black vs Nikon Coolpix W300 Comparison

A comparison of the two action cameras GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Nikon Coolpix W300 tough camera.

9 Advantages of the GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera

  • Super wide field of view of 170degrees compared to the Nikons widest of 84degrees which is equivalent to a 24mm full frame sensor
  • Burst mode and continuous shooting is up to 30 frames per second with the GoPro, compared to 7fps with the Nikon
  • You can shoot in Raw with the GoPro
  • slower/faster frame rates with the GoPro at all resolutions
  • A claimed battery life 20 minutes longer than the Nikon W300
  • A bigger battery, so if you take spares with you, you can replace them
  • If you want a touch screen, you'll get that feature with the GoPro
  • Voice control, so another user interface that you can connect with compared to the Nikon
  • Lighter than the Nikon Coolpix W300 by over a 100g

9 Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix W300 Tough Camera

  • Cheaper to buy brand new than the GoPro Hero 5
  • A newer camera having only been released in mid 2017
  • They both have a 1/2.3" sensor size but the Nikon can produce 16mp photos which is 4mp more than the GoPro
  • A minimum focus distance of just 1cm, with it's macro mode, if you want to take photos of close up insects, plant life or other things, you can with the Nikons awesome minimum focus distance
  • Waterproof to 30m deep without a case or underwater housing
  • Drop proof, freeze proof, dust proof, so a real tough camera
  • Depth gauge, compass and barometer are some of the sensors and readings you get when using the camera
  • Made of aluminium, if you are after a different feel
  • Has a bigger screen, so if you want to show off your photos or check them after recording this would be easier to use
82/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$310
Release Date
1 year 9 months ago
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
Yes
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
12.00mp
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
30fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
No
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
30cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
8294362 pixels
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
1080p 30fps
1080p 60fps
1440p 30fps
1440p 60fps
2.7k 30fps
2.7k 60fps
720p 30fps
720p 60fps
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
120minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
10metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
 
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
No
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Dimensions Volume
87.30 cm3
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
78/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$380
Release Date
1 year 1 month ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
84 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
 
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
7fps
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
Yes
Optical Zoom Distance
5x
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
1cm

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
 
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
60fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
60 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
 
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Waterproof Depth
30metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance with Housing
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
 
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
 
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
3.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Dimensions
11 × 6.6 × 2.9 cm
Dimensions Volume
 
Weight
231grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
 
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
Yes
Colours
Storage Devices
User Guide
 
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