Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P330 vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Compact 103x58x32 mm
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Size
Smaller
103x58x32 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
18x vs 4.2x
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More than 18.5x more zoom
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$264.50 vs $553.33
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The best price we've seen is $289 cheaper (2.1x 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
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
P310:4s
S9100:1s
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
S9100:1.4"
Size Large Help
P310:103x58x32 mm
S9100:105x62x35 mm

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$278 - $297

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $197

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$266

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$221

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$215 - $248

Size Is slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$300

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

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$200

Size Smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$265

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