Nikon Coolpix S9300 Digital Camera Review$349.00
Here we go again. Since this tiny lens reaches out to an extremely ambitious 18x zoom ratio, the optics just cannot avoid chromatic aberration. Fringing is present in all high-contrast areas at all focal lengths, but especially the middle and telephoto end of the range. In the crops below, notice how the effect worsens incrementally as zoom increases. This problem is also clearly visible in our sample photos.
Distortion is thoroughly compensated for by the time image data reaches the memory card. As a result, distortion never rises above 1.00% at any focal length. We measured the least distortion at the middle of the focal range, so if this is a concern (perhaps for portrait shooting) be sure to zoom in halfway.