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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
Really small
Size
Compact 103x58x32 mm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Many focus points
Focus points
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Size
Really small
Compact 105x62x35 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
103x58x32 mm vs 105x62x35 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 cm vs 4 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$190.00 vs $299.99
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (around 40% less)
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
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
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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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$224

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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$179 - $207

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$275

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$340

Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$380

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

$310

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

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

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 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

$209 - $235

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
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 S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$327 - $347

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Size Significantly larger
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$150

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

$166

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$247 - $267

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
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