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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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Many focus points
Focus points
99
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
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
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
$259.03 vs $396.80
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The best price we've seen is $138 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
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
Thickness Quite thick Help
P310:1.3"
S9100:1.4"

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
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
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$249

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$234

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Focus points Many fewer focus points

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$200

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$240

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$270

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
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 S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Travel zoom

$200

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Zoom Less zoom

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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