Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
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
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P310's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Slightly smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 219 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 16x vs 4.2x
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More than 14.5x more zoom
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 220 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310:$370.00
DMC-TZ20:$375.71
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Weight Heavy Help
P310:194 g
DMC-TZ20:219 g
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DMC-TZ20:105x58x33 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Weight Is slightly heavier
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148 - $191

Size Is significantly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
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
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Travel zoom

$275

3D Takes 3D photos
Zoom More zoom
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Travel zoom

$346

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$531 - $547

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Travel zoom

$210

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Travel zoom

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen

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discussion

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