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
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. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S100.

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 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
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 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$149.65 vs $190.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% 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
P310921k dots
S100820k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
S100150 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P3104.2x
S1005x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$310

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Waterproof

$245

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$380

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$209 - $235

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$290 - $600

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$159

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Fujifilm FinePix Z90

Fujifilm FinePix Z90

Compact

$130

Size Slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S80

Nikon Coolpix S80

Compact

$120

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Significantly larger
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $257

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen size Smaller screen

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