Waterproof compact camera announcements are expected every spring, but the Nikon Coolpix W300 that's more along the likes of the AW130 but named closer to the budget W100 was a bit less expected. The W300 brings 4K video to Nikon's waterproof camera that still boasts one of the deepest waterproof ratings in its class.
Like the Nikon AW130, the W300 uses a 16 megapixel sensor paired with a 5x optical zoom lens with a respectable f/2.8-4.9 maximum aperture. Speed is similar as well with a respectable 7 fps burst but a bit disappointing buffer, since the camera cannot maintain that speed for even a full second, limited to five photos at a time. Those images are stabilized with a Hybrid VR image stabilization system.
The biggest change from the W130 (outside of straying from the name series) is the move to support 4K video. The camera can capture video at 30 fps in a 3840 x 2160 resolution. For faster frame rates, HD is still available to hit the 60 fps that tends to be better for action. While recording, that hybrid stabilization system (which uses both lens shift and electronic methods) works on five different axis.