Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

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Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Really small
Size
Compact 105x59x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
220 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
99
 

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
Weight
Slightly lighter
194 g vs 206 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic ZS20

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 4.2x
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More than 23x more zoom
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
105x59x28 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
260 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.99 vs $553.33
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The best price we've seen is $253 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $246

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$228 - $379

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$220 - $248

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

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

$239 - $400

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

$179 - $249

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$193 - $209

Weight Slightly lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Touch screen No touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$300 - $350

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Travel zoom

$158 - $248

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Touch screen No touch screen

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