Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100

Nikon Coolpix S100

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Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

Large screen
Screen size
3.5"
Really small
Size
Super compact 99x65x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
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
Longer battery life
230 shots vs 150 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 820k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Nikon S100

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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.5" vs 3.0"
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Around 20% larger screen
Size
Significantly smaller
99x65x18 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Thickness
Significantly 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 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$149.99 vs $671.39
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The best price we've seen is $521 cheaper (4.5x 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
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
P310:921k dots
S100:820k dots
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P310:2 cm
S100:1 cm
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
S100:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $400

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $246

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$278 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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

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

$215

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$372

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Much larger
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Compact

$294

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$75 - $220

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom More zoom
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S80

Nikon Coolpix S80

Compact

$130

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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