Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

Items often bought with the P310 or S9300

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/3.5
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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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 109×62×31 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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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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
Zoom
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6.9 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$243.99 vs $368.99
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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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
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
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
P310230 shots
S9300200 shots

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has much more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$119 - $197

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$200 - $209

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$260

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Travel zoom

$278

Screen type Has an OLED screen
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

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
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$154

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130

Waterproof

$249 - $297

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Heavier

Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$224

Screen type Has an OLED screen
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$189

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Size Much larger
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$452

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$205 - $249

Size Smaller
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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