Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Olympus XZ-1
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Great battery life
Battery life
320 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Slightly smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 111×65×42 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
194 g vs 275 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.7"
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More than 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus XZ-1

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Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
Battery life
Longer battery life
320 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The XZ-1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$206.00 vs $368.99
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The best price we've seen is $163 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P3104.2x
XZ-14x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P3102.0 cm
XZ-11.0 cm
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P3109.7 MP
XZ-110 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P3103,200 ISO
XZ-16,400 ISO
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P3106 fps
XZ-17 fps
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
P3101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
XZ-11/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$260

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Focus points Has much fewer focus points

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom More zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
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 L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Battery life Much longer battery life
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Significantly larger

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100

Pro digicam

$250 - $349

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$197

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$484 - $649

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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