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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
 
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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)
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 Cheaper $278.79 vs $553.33
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The best price we've seen is $275 cheaper (around 50% 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 Common Weaknesses
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
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

$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

$255 - $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
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$165 - $227

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

$290 - $320

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$340 - $399

High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240

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

$299

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$209

Size Significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$340

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Wider aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$265

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $259

Size Smaller
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

Travel zoom

$120

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

appearance

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discussion

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