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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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 $397.71
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The best price we've seen is $133 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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

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
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
S9100:1.4"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$275

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$234

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$347

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218 - $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 S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$222 - $300

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$200

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Size Much smaller
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610

Travel zoom

$60

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$194 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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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