Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Nikon Coolpix P310

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$279 - $380

3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$272

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$599 - $698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$244

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$209

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Size Slightly smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$422

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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