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Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Nikon Coolpix P310
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
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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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 2 f-stops better
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 105×58×33 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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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
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 4.2x
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More than 14.5x more zoom
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$288.99 vs $397.81
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The best price we've seen is $109 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P3103,200 ISO
DMC-TZ201,600 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$265

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$678 - $798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$333

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

$349

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

$424

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

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$350 - $448

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$252

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-TZ30

Panasonic Lumix TZ30

Travel zoom

$267

3D Takes 3D photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Travel zoom

$130 - $209

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
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

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $280

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Larger

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