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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 Significantly 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 Much 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 $229.00 vs $370.00
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The best price we've seen is $141 cheaper (around 40% 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 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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight Heavy Help
P310:194 g
ZS20:206 g

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$175

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$219 - $230

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$278

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

$280 - $350

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$180 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Travel zoom

$319 - $399

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

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

$235 - $295

Weight Slightly lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Touch screen No touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$338

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

$1,027

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen No touch screen
Size Significantly larger

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discussion

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