Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
103x58x32 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
Significantly cheaper
$275.25 vs $671.39
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The best price we've seen is $396 cheaper (2.4x 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

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
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
4 seconds
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
S9300:109x62x31 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$278 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $400

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $246

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$220 - $248

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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

$215

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $349

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$250

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$300 - $396

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$221

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Size Significantly smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$139 - $150

Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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