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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
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Many focus points
Focus points
99
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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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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
Size
Slightly smaller
103x58x32 mm vs 105x58x33 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 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
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
P3101080p @ 30fps
ZS151080p @ 60fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$329

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
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
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$159 - $163

Size Is significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$335

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 faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$252

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

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$479 - $480

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$370

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300

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
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$239

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Travel zoom

$140 - $189

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Travel zoom

$685

GPS Has a GPS
Movie format Lower resolution movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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