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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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
 

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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$311.00 vs $553.33
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The best price we've seen is $242 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
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

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $246

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$228 - $379

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$239 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Travel zoom

$160

Lowest price Cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Travel zoom

$275

3D Takes 3D photos
Zoom More zoom
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Travel zoom

$186

3D Takes 3D photos
Zoom More zoom
Touch screen No touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Travel zoom

$275 - $306

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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