Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

vs

     
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Cast your vote | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

Report a correction
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
Help
More than 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Focus points Many more focus points 99 vs 23
Help
Set focus accurately within the frame
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
Help
At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Slightly smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 109x65x42 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $256.00 vs $499.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $244 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 277 g
Help
Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.7"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Nikon Coolpix P310 Learn more about
the Nikon P310

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX5

Report a correction
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Help
More than 80% larger sensor
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 400 shots vs 230 shots
Help
More than 70% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
Help
15x longer exposures
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Learn more about
the Panasonic DMC-LX5
vs

recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Nikon P310.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
P310:f/1.8
DMC-LX5:f/2.0
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
DMC-LX5:3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P310:9.7 MP
DMC-LX5:10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6 fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

dxomark

DXOMark

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$338 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$257

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$479 - $598

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$318 - $400

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$229 - $300

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$205

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$764

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

appearance

Nikon Coolpix P310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Nikon Coolpix P310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Nikon Coolpix P310 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

discussion

Nikon Coolpix P310
Coolpix P310
Nikon

Report a correction
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Lumix DMC-LX5
Panasonic

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments