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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 Slightly longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $268.00 vs $298.50
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Zoom Much 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
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310:230 shots
P510:200 shots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$179 - $275

Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$245

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

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

$297 - $350

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$323 - $377

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$447

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$397

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Macro focus Better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS
Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Super zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS

appearance

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