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Nikon Coolpix L310
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Nikon Coolpix L310 Digital Camera

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14.1MP 21x CCD Jun 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The Versatile COOLPIX L310 Gives You The Freedom To Capture Life From Any Distance. From Extraordinary Panoramas To Faraway Action, The Powerful NIKKOR 21x Optical Zoom Lens Can Fit It All In.... More
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21 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The editors of Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and gadgetspeak.com this Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 81%.

Good Brand

Nikon bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated brands.

Good Quality Pictures

One person thought it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said in their Nikon Coolpix L310 review on expert review site Ephotozine “It is capable of taking good pictures with excellent colour reproduction”.

Robust

One customer mentioned that it was well made. Gadgetspeak.com said “Therefore the right hand has a solid grip should you decide not to use the supplied neck strap” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One Nikon Coolpix L310 owner said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L310 was cheap. Ephotozine.com wrote “The Coolpix L310 was added to Nikon's Life range in February 2012 and is a budget, 21x optical zoom camera”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L310 which do not support video recording, the Coolpix L310 supports video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix L310 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Samsung NX30 (£433.59) which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, and the Samsung NX30 (£433.59) is also worth considering.

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Four Supported Batteries

The Nikon Coolpix L310 is a four supported battery digital camera.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix L310 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Coolpix L310 has one of the bigger internal memory (102 megabytes) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L310 the internal memory range from 8MB to 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB.

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420 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of this type and age take between 180 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Coolpix L310 which takes 420 shots per battery charge.

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Short

The Coolpix L310 is one of the shorter bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L310 (only 76.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average height of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L310 is 86mm, and the heights range from 56mm to 130mm.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Narrow

The Coolpix L310 is one of the narrower digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L310 (only 109.9 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The narrowest camera of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L310 is 41mm wide, the widest is 140mm, and the average width is 120mm.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix L310 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L310. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L310 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The Coolpix L310 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this type and age.

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18 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix L310 did not have good features. Ephotozine.com wrote “Other than having 21x optical zoom there aren't many other features that particularly stand out on the L310.” in their review but even so they still gave the Nikon Coolpix L310 a rating of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix L310 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L310.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, or the Samsung NX30 (£433.59) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix L310 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to look at including the Samsung NX30 (£433.59), the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99), or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 (£179.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix L310 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L310 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£429.00).

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix L310 does not have a GPS. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L310 also do not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX100V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix L310 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix L310 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 4224 x 2376 and 4320 x 3240. Across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L310 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix L310 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Nikon digital camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix L310 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L310. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix L310 have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. The Coolpix L310 has a quite small optical zoom (only 21 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£429.00) (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.00) (24x) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 300,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 15,000,000MP. With a total megapixel count of only 14.48 megapixels, the Coolpix L310 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L310.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L310 is 20s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Coolpix L310 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 510,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix L310 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L310.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The Coolpix L310 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (25 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix L310 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L310 is 84mm and the longest is 1,600mm. At only 525 millimeters, the Coolpix L310 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L310.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Coolpix L310 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L310. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L310 the minimum ISO speed range from 64 to 400, and the average minimum ISO speed is 95.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L310

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix L310.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix L310 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.00), or the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£589.00) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, and the PowerShot SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£589.00) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£209.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a relatively standard weight (435 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 (£177.00) (470g).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L310 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS, the PowerShot G1X (£299.00), and the PowerShot SX50 HS all from Canon is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£209.00) (5x).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the Coolpix L310 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00) (16MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (£206.70) (16.05MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(3)
21 January 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix L310 is a 14.1-megapixel superzoom camera with a 21x optical zoom lens (25-525mm), sensor-shift Vibration Reduction, 720p HD movie recording with stereo sound and a 3-inch LCD... Read more…

31 August 2012

Not a DSLR but not a unit that fits easily into a pocket. This is larger than most digital cameras as it charged by ?AA? batteries and therefore the right hand has a solid grip should you decide... Read more…

20 June 2012

Other than having 21x optical zoom there aren't many other features that particularly stand out on the L310, but it is capable of taking good pictures with excellent colour reproduction. It's...

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