Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

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Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
103x58x32 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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5.3x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
1.3" vs 4"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
194 g vs 555 g
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2.9x lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
41.7x vs 4.2x
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Around 100x more zoom
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.99 vs $614.36
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310:$614.36
P510:$499.99
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310:230 shots
P510:200 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$405

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$347

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$229 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $329

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$299 - $397

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $399

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$438

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$189 - $227

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS

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