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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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Many focus points
Focus points
99
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
270 shots
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P310.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

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
Significantly 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
$264.50 vs $400.52
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The best price we've seen is $136 cheaper (more than 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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$278

Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

Size Is slightly smaller
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$297 - $327

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$239

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$336

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$325

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$281

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
GPS Has a GPS
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$335

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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900

Ultra compact

$100

Size Much smaller
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Stylus 9000

Travel zoom

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$353

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$230

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$251

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