Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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
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
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
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
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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recommendations

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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
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
P310$190.00
XZ-1$199.99
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P3109.7 MP
XZ-110 MP
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P3106 fps
XZ-17 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P3103,200 ISO
XZ-16,400 ISO
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398 - $498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$150

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$229

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$325

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$499

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price Much more expensive
Minolta DiMAGE S414

Konica Minolta DiMAGE S414

Digicam

Sensor size Larger sensor
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$349

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$307

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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