20 Most Recent Nikon COOLPIX S4300 Questions & Answers


Check your current firmware version before beginning:
  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Tap the menu tab at the bottom of the monitor to display the setting controls and tap Setup (wrench icon)
  3. Tap Firmware Version in the Setup menu(wrench icon)
  4. The cameras firmware verison will be displayed.
  5. Turn off the camera.
Basic Download and Installation instructions: (New firmware versions contain all previous versions.)
Windows
  1. Create a new folder with an appropriate name on your computer's hard disk.
  2. Download F-S4300-V12W.exe to the folder created in step 1.
  3. Run F-S4300-V12W.exe to create the folder titled S4300Update, containing the following:

    • firmware: folder containing the firmware.bin file
    • firmware.bin : the firmware located inside the firmware folder.
  4. Insert the memory card containing the firmware folder into the camera and turn on the camera.
  5. Tap Firmware version in the Setup menu and follow the instructions displayed to upgrade the camera's firmware.
  6. After the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  7. Check the Firmware version item in the setup menu to confirm that the camera's firmware has been upgraded.
For detailed instructions, please see the PDF files below.

Macintosh
  1. Download F-S4300-V12M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-S4300-V12M.dmg icon to mount the disk image titled, F-S4300-V12M.
  3. A folder titled S4300Update, containing the following files, will be created inside the disk image:

    • firmware: folder containing the the firmware
    • firmware .bin: the firmware
  4. Insert the memory card containing the firmware folder into the camera and turn on the camera.
  5. Tap Firmware version in the Setup menu and follow the instructions displayed to upgrade the camera's firmware.
  6. After the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  7. Check the Firmware version item in the setup menu to confirm that the camera's firmware has been upgraded.

COOLPIX S4300 1 2 firmware update Nikon Knowledgebase

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015


NO!!! Don't even try because you can damage the mechanism. I would go to the Nikon USA website and go to the Service and Support tab. Nikon can give you a repair estimate.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


There are two possibilities. First, the camera's internal charger may be defective or second; there may be a defective circuit in the camera that is draining the battery. I would buy an external battery charger and try recharging the batteries outside of the camera. The chargers are not too expensive. If that does not solve the problem, you need to contact Nikon for repair information at 1-800-Nikon-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 17, 2014


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 14, 2014


If the pictures were on the card and you have not shot more pictures or video since then with the same card in the camera, their probably all still there.

Put the card in a reader, and scan it with image recovery software. The process takes a lot of time, but will give you all the pictures that are currently on the card, even if you accidentally erased them.

Deleting pictures alters the way their identified, but does not remove them from the card. When you recover them, the program looks for images that are no longer identified normally, and puts them in another file with new identification so your computer can see them.

When you add pictures to a card it overwrites the old picture files, and that permanently destroys the old files. Formatting the card removes all the picture information on the card permanently.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013


Your camera should be capable to record video for 30 minutes in a row. The SD card should be more than 4Gb to record 30 minutes. and not 128 Mb.
I think you have a 128 Gb card, if not the card is the problem. 128 mb is really not enough for 30 minutes. It would be just enough for one and a half minute.

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 12, 2020


there may be shot circuit in the flash drive circuit, open camera and test the related components especially diodes,capacitors, choke etc, be careful when you handle the flash section severe shock will get so please discharge the 400 volt capacitor.

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 08, 2020


please re set the camera in the menu

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 08, 2020


This camera was introduced 16 years ago. Maybe time to think about a replacement ?

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 05, 2020


Yes they do!

Is that a question?

SD Card doesn't work in the camera? You have to Format it inside the camera. The camera uses a custom storage format.

Or do you want to buy one.

Or do you have a card and want to load the images to a computer?

so many questions!!

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Dec 26, 2019


Professional service ONLY.

Nikon Service and Repair


https://www.nikonusa.com > service-and-support > service-and-repair

Need assistance? Call 1-800-NIKON US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday through Friday. ‎Nikon Authorized Repair ... · ‎ApprovalLogin · ‎Product Entry · ‎Dealer Login

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Dec 26, 2019


Foreign body of some kind (grit, sand, hair etc) has entered the lens extension / retraction gearing. Probably not worth cost of repair.

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon COOLPIX S4300 Logo

12 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

232 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

FIKRET UNALIR
FIKRET UNALIR

Level 1 Expert

239 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Nikon Cameras

  • Nikon Cameras

Most Popular Question

camera connect computer

  • Cameras
Loading...