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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S100

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 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 $145.99 vs $553.33
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The best price we've seen is $407 cheaper (3.8x 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 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
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
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

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $400

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

$165 - $227

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$209

Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

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

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

Ultra compact

$266

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S80

Nikon Coolpix S80

Compact

$180

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$112

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-T110

Sony Cybershot T110

Ultra compact

$180

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon Coolpix S70

Nikon Coolpix S70

Compact

$140

3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

appearance

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discussion

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