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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x59x33 mm
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
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
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
Battery life Much longer battery life 390 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Slightly 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 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"
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
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P310:6 fps
IV:2.7 fps
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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $548

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$229 - $300

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$338 - $345

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$257

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$318 - $400

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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 Slightly worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$220 - $249

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$606 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,299

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$323 - $425

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$234 - $269

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

appearance

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