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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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
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 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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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
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
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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
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
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P310:4s
IV:1s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
1.3"
Zoom Poor zoom Help
P310:4.2x
IV:1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
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"
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
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
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
P310:6 fps
IV:2.7 fps
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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
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

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
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
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$429

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$152

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Weight Is significantly heavier
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$261 - $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 P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$234

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points
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

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$358 - $597

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
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$333

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$645

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Ricoh GR Digital IV

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