Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS25

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 23
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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 Slightly lighter 194 g vs 208 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $311.13 vs $445.47
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The best price we've seen is $134 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Nikon P310.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
ZS15:105x58x33 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$162 - $798

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240 - $380

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 - $694

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

$299

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

$255 - $800

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

$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-ZS15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$195 - $209

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$279 - $319

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$300 - $310

Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $259

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Travel zoom

$135 - $150

Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Significantly larger
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
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discussion

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