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

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Nikon Coolpix P310
Ricoh GR Digital IV

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 29 sample photos taken by the Ricoh GR Digital IV.

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
Wide angle
Much 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
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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 109×59×33 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 2 f-stops 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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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life
Much longer battery life
390 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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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
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
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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recommendations

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

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
P310f/1.8
IVf/1.9
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
P310921k dots
IV1,230k dots
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P3104s
IV1s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
P3103,200 ISO
IV1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P3104.2x
IV1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
P310103×58×32 mm
IV109×59×33 mm
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
P3102.0 cm
IV1.0 cm
Weight Very light Help
P310194 g
IV190 g
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P3109.7 MP
IV10 MP
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P3106 fps
IV2.7 fps
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
P3101/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
IV1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$319

Size Is slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$421

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Weight Is slightly heavier
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$678 - $798

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$333

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$265

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$220 - $327

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$473 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Travel zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$617

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Much larger
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

appearance

Nikon Coolpix P310 Ricoh GR Digital IV
Nikon Coolpix P310 Ricoh GR Digital IV
Nikon Coolpix P310 Ricoh GR Digital IV

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