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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
Size Smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 215 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 18x vs 4.2x
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More than 18.5x more zoom
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Lowest price Cheaper $224.00 vs $370.00
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The best price we've seen is $146 cheaper (around 40% less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.2" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
921k dots
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
S9300:1.2"
Weight Heavy Help
P310:194 g
S9300:215 g
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
S9300:109x62x31 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$175

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$120

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Size Is much smaller
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

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 S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$199

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$94 - $167

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Travel zoom

$325

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Macro focus Better macro capability
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$219

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$327 - $347

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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discussion

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