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

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$446
Release Date
1 year 2 months ago
Replaced by
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
60Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
Yes
Peripherals
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
128gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
2.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
6.2 × 3.2 × 4.4 cm
Weight
118grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$380
Release Date
6 months 2 weeks ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
84 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
60fps
Recording Bitrate
 
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
 
External Microphone
No
Phone App
Yes
Remote
Yes

Physical

Material
Mount Type
Screen Size
3.00" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
11 × 6.6 × 2.9 cm
Weight
231grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
Yes
Colours
Storage Devices