Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Nikon Coolpix P310
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
Many focus points
Focus points
99
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (105×58×33 mm)
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the Nikon P310 or Panasonic ZS15

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Size
Slightly smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 105×58×33 mm
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Almost the same
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
194 g vs 208 g
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Around 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 ZS15

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Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 4.2x
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More than 14.5x more zoom
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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
ZS151080p @ 60fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Focus points Many focus points Help
P31099
ZS1523
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$119 - $217

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Size Is slightly smaller
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$330

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$948

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$257

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Travel zoom

$110 - $200

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$369

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70)

Travel zoom

$483

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$306

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
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