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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
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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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $161.99 vs $311.13
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The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $580

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $368

Zoom Has way more more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $320

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly 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
Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$550

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Much larger
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$279 - $319

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$195 - $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

$279

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

Travel zoom

$300 - $310

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Zoom Less zoom
Panasonic Lumix ZS40

Panasonic Lumix ZS40

Travel zoom

$385 - $398

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger

appearance

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discussion

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