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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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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 Much 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 $311.13 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (more than 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
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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 Common Weaknesses
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
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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$165 - $227

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $418 body only

$399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240 - $380

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347 - $694

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$299

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

$255 - $800

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

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

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

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

$334 - $339

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

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$339 - $397

Zoom Significantly 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

$250 - $347

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $831 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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discussion

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