Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
 

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

Items often bought with the Nikon P310 or Ricoh IV

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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
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
Size
Smaller
103×58×32 mm vs 109×59×33 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
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

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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
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P3104s
IV1s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
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
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
P3109.7 MP
IV10 MP
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P3106 fps
IV2.7 fps
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$330

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$148

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$399 - $599

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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 X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$449

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$419

Movie format Higher resolution movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Size Significantly smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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