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

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Almost the same
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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $375.71 vs $417.99
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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:$417.99
DMC-TZ20:$375.71
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
DMC-TZ20:105x58x33 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$295

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$362 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$418

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $227

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

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 slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$294 - $429

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

Sony Cybershot H70

Travel zoom

$169

Zoom More zoom
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Travel zoom

$275

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$482 - $484

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Panasonic Lumix TZ40

Travel zoom

$230

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25

Panasonic Lumix TZ25

Travel zoom

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Touch screen No touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Travel zoom

Touch screen No touch screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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discussion

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