Nikon COOLPIX A300 Reference Manual

Using the Zoom

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Shooting Features

Using the Zoom

When you move the zoom control, the zoom lens 
position changes.

• To zoom in: Move toward g

• To zoom out: Move toward f

When you turn the camera on, the zoom moves to 
the maximum wide-angle position.

• A zoom indicator is displayed on the shooting 

screen when the zoom control is moved.

• Digital zoom, which allows you to further magnify 

the subject up to approximately 4× the maximum 
optical zoom ratio, can be activated by moving and 
holding the zoom control toward 

g when the 

camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position.

C

Digital Zoom

The zoom indicator changes to blue when the digital zoom is activated, and it changes to 
yellow when the zoom magnification is increased further.
• Zoom indicator is blue: Image quality is not noticeably reduced by using the Dynamic Fine 

Zoom.

• Zoom indicator is yellow: There may be cases in which image quality is noticeably 

reduced.

• The indicator remains blue across a wider area when the image size is smaller.

• The zoom indicator may not change to blue when using certain continuous shooting 

settings or other settings.

Using the Zoom

Wide-angle

Telephoto

Optical 

zoom

Digital 

zoom