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 (99×65×18 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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Focus points
Many focus points
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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
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
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 type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
138 g vs 194 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$156.55 vs $405.16
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The best price we've seen is $249 cheaper (2.6x 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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
P3103"
S1003.5"
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
S100150 shots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P3104.2x
S1005x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$284

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

$382

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$177 - $197

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S70

Nikon Coolpix S70

Compact

$130

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$189

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ultra compact

$400

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
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
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Panasonic Lumix TS25

Panasonic Lumix TS25

Waterproof

$149

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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