Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix P310
Nikon Coolpix S9100

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (103×58×32 mm)
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (105×62×35 mm)

Items often bought with the P310 or S9100

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 105×62×35 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
194 g vs 214 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 4.2x
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More than 18.5x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$261.51 vs $368.99
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
P3104s
S91001s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Thickness Quite thick Help
P3101.3"
S91001.4"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$249 - $297

Zoom Has much more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$119 - $197

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Compact

$100

Size Is significantly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $227

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$328

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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 P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597 - $1,350

Zoom Much more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$360

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$189

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Samsung HZ10W

Samsung HZ10W

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$280

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life

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CDO17 (3:23 PM, February 10, 2012)
P310 VS. S9100 Which  Nikon is better, and why does the P310 have so little zoom? I don't know much about cameras, but I really liked the features of the p310 but dont like that it doesnt have much zoom.  Im mostly gonna be using it a lot indoors/low light to take pics of my kids, and I also wanted something that takes good quality pictures for my hairbow business. Any suggestion on these cams or any others? I'd like to stay around $500