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GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Nikon Coolpix W300

We compare the GoPro Hero 7 Black to the Nikon Coolpix W300: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Outdoor & Action category.

Here are both models side by side. The GoPro Hero 7 Black is on the left, the Nikon Coolpix W300 on the right:

Hero 7 Black vs Coolpix W300 - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Nikon Coolpix W300: Specifications at a glance

Hero 7 Black

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 30 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.9 x 33mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3")
  • 116g (3.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 7 Black

Coolpix W300

  • Introduced in May 2017
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f2.8-4.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.8 x 66 x 29mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.1")
  • 230g (7.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix W300

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero 7 Black and Coolpix W300

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the GoPro Hero 7 Black on the left, the Nikon Coolpix W300 in the right column:

Advantage GoPro Hero 7 Black...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero 7 Black

Coolpix W300

Faster (4, frames/second)307
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)1000280
Weighs less (2)116g
(3.7 oz.)
230g
(7.4 oz.)
More portable (2)92cm³
(6 cu.in.)
214cm³
(13 cu.in.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Black are that the camera is faster, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Coolpix W300: that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Coolpix W300 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The Hero 7 Black scores 17 points.

...and here's where the Nikon Coolpix W300 has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Hero 7 Black

Coolpix W300

Higher resolution (5, megapixel)12.0016.00
More AF points (4)099
Sensitivity (4)100 - 1600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.240.92

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix W300 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the built-in flash and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 17 points for the Coolpix W300.

...and here's what both have in common

Hero 7 Black

Coolpix W300

Image stabilizer
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
GPS
Environmentally sealed

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; GoPro Hero 7 Black again on the left, Nikon Coolpix W300 on the right:

Front view of the Hero 7 Black and the Coolpix W300...

Hero 7 Black und Coolpix W300, front viewHero 7 Black und Coolpix W300, front view

...and here we see the GoPro and the Nikon from above:

Hero 7 Black und Coolpix W300, view from aboveHero 7 Black und Coolpix W300, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Nikon Coolpix W300

17
17

Both digital cameras have an identical or almost identical score. In most cases, choosing the more recent model (the GoPro Hero 7 Black) would be a reasonable approach.

Our rating of the GoPro Hero 7 Black

No rating available.

Our rating of the Nikon Coolpix W300

No rating available.

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