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Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix P310
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Light-weight
Weight
194 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Thickness
Thin
1.2"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 4.0 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
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$239.00 vs $400.52
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The best price we've seen is $162 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
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
921k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. 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
Thickness Quite thick Help
P3101.3"
S93001.2"
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
S9300200 shots
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$278

HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$282

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$297 - $327

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$159

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$265

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

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 P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$336

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

$325

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 P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$281

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

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

Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$177 - $197

Size Smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$251

GPS No built-in GPS
Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Travel zoom

$224

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$197

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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