Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix S100
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Really small
Size
Super compact (99×65×18 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Size
Really small
Compact (103×58×32 mm)

Items often bought with the S100 or P310

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (2.2 f-stops)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
230 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 820k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon S100

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% larger screen
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
99×65×18 mm vs 103×58×32 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
0.7" vs 1.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
138 g vs 194 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$156.55 vs $368.99
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The best price we've seen is $212 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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 compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
P310921k dots
S100820k dots
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
S100150 shots
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P3104.2x
S1005x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$259

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$119 - $217

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$330

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 Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$948

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$539 - $549 body only

$593 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$108 - $111

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Super zoom

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Ultra compact

$268

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix L31

Nikon Coolpix L31

Compact

$85 - $91

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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