Nikon Coolpix L310 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

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Nikon Coolpix L310

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Nikon Coolpix L320

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L310

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
125 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
420 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon L310

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Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
420 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L3103.1"
              L3203.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L310435 g
              L320430 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L310800 ISO
              L3201,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L310109x76x78 mm
              L320111x76x83 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L310435 g
              L320430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L3103.1"
              L3203.3"
              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
              L31021x
              L32026.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $129

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L310 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $222 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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