Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 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 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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Focus points
Many focus points
99
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
Significantly 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
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 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
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
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
$148.11 vs $399.25
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The best price we've seen is $251 cheaper (2.7x 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
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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
S100:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$170 - $180

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$298 - $448

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$332

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

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$236

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$170 - $179

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

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Compact

$100

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Ultra compact

$500

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Screen size Smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Fujifilm FinePix AX650

Compact

$75

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $226

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen size Smaller screen

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