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
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
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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 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
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 1 f-stop 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 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 Longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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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
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
XZ-1:4x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P310:9.7 MP
XZ-1:10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P310:3,200 ISO
XZ-1:6,400 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P310:6 fps
XZ-1:7 fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$295

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

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$200 - $400

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$360 - $574

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Travel zoom

$83 - $407

Screen size Has a much larger screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weight Is slightly heavier
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$310

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

$299

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$176 - $399

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

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

appearance

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