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

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
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

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
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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$445.47 vs $671.39
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The best price we've seen is $226 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
P310:$671.39
ZS15:$445.47
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
ZS15:105x58x33 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $578

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$372

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$168 - $293

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is slightly larger

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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$215

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $349

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 - $240

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Travel zoom

$300 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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