Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L310

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
125 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
420 shots
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L310

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Battery life
Longer battery life
420 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
109x76x78 mm vs 111x76x83 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$193.35 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L320

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 25 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
26.6x vs 21x
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More than 60% more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The L320's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L310:3.1"
              L320:3.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              L310:435 g
              L320:430 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L310:800 ISO
              L320:1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              L310:109x76x78 mm
              L320:111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L310:109x76x78 mm
              L320:111x76x83 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L310:435 g
              L320:430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L310:3.1"
              L320:3.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L310:21x
              L320:26.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $270

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $139

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $164

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $225

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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