As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix P310 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms and super zooms. The Nikon Coolpix P310's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P330 and the Coolpix P340) and Canon (such as the Powershot S100 and the PowerShot G1X)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P310 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more focus points (99 vs 9).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), is older (february 2012 vs march 2013), doesn't have a built-in GPS and much shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the P310)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the P310)

  • None found

common strengths of the P330 and P310

  • Light weight: 200 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
2 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the P310)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the P310)

  • None found

common strengths of the P340 and P310

  • Light weight: 194 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Inexpensive: $328.46 vs $451.42

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the P310)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the P310)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S100 and P310

  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 194 g
  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $451.42

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300
1 year older
$631

Significant advantages of the P300 (vs the P310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P300 (vs the P310)

  • None found

common strengths of the P300 and P310

  • Light weight: 189 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
4 months newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the P310)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 230 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the P310)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and P310

  • Light weight: 213 g vs 194 g
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $451.42

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P310 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7"), is slightly more expensive ($451.42 vs $223.51), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100
5 months older
$260

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the P310)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×65×18 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the S100 and P310

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung Digimax V40

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the V40 (vs the P310)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V40 (vs the P310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the V40 and P310

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Kodak Easyshare C1530

Kodak Easyshare C1530
9 months older
$224

Significant advantages of the C1530 (vs the P310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C1530 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the C1530 and P310

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the P310)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 1.3"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP2 (vs the P310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-FP2 and P310

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix 4100

Nikon Coolpix 4100
7 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the 4100 (vs the P310)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 4100 (vs the P310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"

common strengths of the 4100 and P310

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P310 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (4.2x vs 1.5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), has a slightly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 300 shots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
similar age
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the P310)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the P310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 4.2x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the G1X and P310

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 4.2x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$900

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the P310)

  • Longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the P310)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 4.2x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the X100 and P310

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.3"
  • Built-in flashes

Leica X1

Leica X1
2 years older
$1,850

Significant advantages of the X1 (vs the P310)

  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X1 (vs the P310)

  • Much less zoom: 1.5x vs 4.2x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the X1 and P310

  • Fairly small: Compact (124×60×32 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 306 g vs 194 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P310 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots) and has slightly more focus points (99 vs 9).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is older (february 2012 vs january 2013) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
similar age

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the P310)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 4 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ZS15 and P310

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the P310)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and P310

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $451.42

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the P310)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and P310

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
1 year older
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the P310)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX9v (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the DSC-HX9v and P310

  • Inexpensive: $328.00 vs $451.42

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
4 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the P310)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and P310

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $451.42

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the P310)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the 340 HS and P310

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P310 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.1), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (103×58×32 mm) vs prosumer size (116×81×86 mm)) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (230 shots vs 590 shots), is slightly more expensive ($451.42 vs $274.00) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
similar age
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the P310)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the L810 and P310

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H50 (vs the P310)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 230 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H50 (vs the P310)

  • Much worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H50 and P310

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.8
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×81×86 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
3 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the P310)

  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 230 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the L840 and P310

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
2 years older

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the P310)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the P310)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the L110 and P310

  • Very small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 194 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"