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Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P510
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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 120×83×102 mm
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5.3x smaller
Thickness
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$403.26 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the P310.

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
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
P510200 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

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$220 - $327

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$159

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$333

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$421

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

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$329 - $349

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

$283 - $363

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$260

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $547 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$275 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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