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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 103x58x32 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
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
 
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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
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 $299.99 vs $418.00
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The best price we've seen is $118 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
921k dots
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
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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$320

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

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

$295

GPS Has a GPS
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$278 - $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 P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$310

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

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 S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$230

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$297

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P80

Nikon Coolpix P80

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Size Much larger
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$340

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$290

Size Smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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discussion

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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