Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Samsung WB850F

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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB850F

Zoom
Great zoom
21x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Focus points
Many focus points
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 230 shots vs 180 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 232 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Samsung WB850F

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 21x vs 4.2x
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Around 25.5x more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 109x61x24 mm vs 103x58x32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 16s vs 4s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.00 vs $311.13
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (around 20% less)
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recommendations

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

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$278 - $297

Zoom Has much more zoom
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$167 - $227

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a much longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $400

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

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

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$299

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Sensor size Much larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Samsung WB850F Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$140 - $150

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Slightly lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F

Travel zoom

$160

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Travel zoom

$55 - $348

Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$298

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

appearance

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Samsung WB850F

discussion

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