Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 109x59x33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/1.9
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P310's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life 390 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
P310:f/1.8
IV:f/1.9
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
P310:921k dots
IV:1,230k dots
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P310:2 cm
IV:1 cm
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P310:4s
IV:1s
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Weight Heavy Help
P310:194 g
IV:190 g
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
IV:109x59x33 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
IV:1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
IV:109x59x33 mm
Weight Very light Help
P310:194 g
IV:190 g
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P310:3,200 ISO
IV:1,600 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P310:9.7 MP
IV:10 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P310:6 fps
IV:2.7 fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
P310:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
IV:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$250

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $350

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Weight Is slightly heavier
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

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Disadvantages

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
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$377

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
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
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$199

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$324 - $425

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Weight Significantly heavier
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$780 - $900

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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