Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
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"

Items often bought with the P510 or P310

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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
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
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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

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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
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P3104s
P5108s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
P510200 shots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $297

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$379

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$374 - $427

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$300 - $350

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS

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