Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Olympus XZ-1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 614k dots
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50% higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 110x64x42 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 275 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness 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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 80% larger sensor
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
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 1 f-stop better
Battery life Longer battery life 320 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
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 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $228.99 vs $268.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
XZ-1:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
P310:$268.00
XZ-1:$228.99
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P310:9.7 MP
XZ-1:10 MP
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P310:3,200 ISO
XZ-1:6,400 ISO
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$186 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$257

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$327 - $400

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$338 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$210 - $249

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$599

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$500

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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