As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L310 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, digicams and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix L310's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix L340) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX530 HS and the PowerShot G12)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L310 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (25 mm vs 4 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a much shorter battery life (420 shots vs 600 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
4 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L310)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 420 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the L310)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and L310

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 420 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 435 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
2 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the L310)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 420 shots
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the L310)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the L340 and L310

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 420 shots
  • Very light: 430 g vs 435 g

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
2 years older
$489

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the L310)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the L310)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the P100 and L310

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 435 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$249 - $255

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the L310)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the L310)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SX530 HS and L310

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 435 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
2 years older

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the L310)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the L310)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the L110 and L310

  • Very small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 435 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L310)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L310)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the L120 and L310

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 435 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L310 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 260 shots), is newer (march 2012 vs august 2008) and is much less expensive ($269.99 vs $2,041.61).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.7), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.7").

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
1 year older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the L310)

  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the L310)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the G12 and L310

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 420 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the L310)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the L310)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the P6000 and L310

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L310 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.4), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 110 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs compact (101×61×28 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs LensSensor shift), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (march 2012 vs january 2014).

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
6 months older
$255

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L310)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the L310)

  • Much shorter battery life: 110 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SX150 IS and L310

  • Inexpensive: $255.00 vs $269.99

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
1 year newer
$425

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the L310)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.1"
  • Lighter: 144 g vs 435 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the L310)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the WB35F and L310

  • Inexpensive: $425.00 vs $269.99

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
1 year older
$450

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the L310)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS10 (vs the L310)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS10 and L310

  • Inexpensive: $450.00 vs $269.99
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
similar age
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the L310)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 1" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the L310)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S6300 and L310

  • Inexpensive: $319.99 vs $269.99

Nikon Coolpix S3700

Nikon Coolpix S3700
2 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the S3700 (vs the L310)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 3.1"
  • Lighter: 118 g vs 435 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3700 (vs the L310)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/3.1
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 420 shots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the S3700 and L310

  • Inexpensive: $199.77 vs $269.99

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L310 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 62k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.2 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the S3000 Z (vs the L310)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 Z (vs the L310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S3000 Z and L310

  • None found

Sanyo VPC-Z400

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13 years older

Significant advantages of the VPC-Z400 (vs the L310)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-Z400 (vs the L310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the VPC-Z400 and L310

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L310 compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (21x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a much longer battery life (420 shots vs 170 shots) and is newer (march 2012 vs february 2007).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs super compact (94×57×21 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (3.1" vs 0.8").

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the 320 HS (vs the L310)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.1"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 320 HS (vs the L310)

  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 420 shots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the 320 HS and L310

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3"

Pentax Optio W30

Pentax Optio W30
5 years older

Significant advantages of the W30 (vs the L310)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×54×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 155 g vs 435 g

Significant disadvantages of the W30 (vs the L310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the W30 and L310

  • Each has a built-in flash