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Nikon Coolpix P310
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Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4.2x CMOS Apr 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Get serious with the brilliant COOLPIX P310. The bright f/1.8 lens delivers pin-sharp images, and the highly sensitive backlit CMOS sensor provides superb results in any light. Nikon's... More
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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

3D Compatible

The Coolpix P310 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix P310 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix P310 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix P310 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P310.

There are a number of other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Samsung WB800F which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310 is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix P310 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 125 HS, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), or the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix P310 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix P310, the Coolpix P310 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Coolpix P310 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Crop and Rotating are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Nikon Coolpix P310 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix P310.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P310 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310 ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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99 Auto Focus Points

99 auto focus points

The Coolpix P310 is a 99 auto focus point digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix P310 range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. With an internal memory of 90 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix P310.

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Quite High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix P310 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix P310 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this Nikon digital camera support a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Coolpix P310 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Manual are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

Across all the cameras that came out more than two years ago the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of 16.79 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 26mm. The Coolpix P310 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6. At only 1.8, the Coolpix P310 has a very small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Coolpix P310 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

There are a number of alternative 2x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S5100 which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix F660 (£181.00) (3.4x and higher rated), or the easypix V1016 (4x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4.2 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix P310. Cameras of this spec and age have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FT4 (4.6x), or the Lumix DMC-TS5 (4.6x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P310 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix P310 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix P310 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P310 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix P310 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P310 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest camera of this age and type is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The Nikon Coolpix P310 is fairly heavy (194 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix P310.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix P310 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix P310.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix P310 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P310. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of digital cameras of this age and type is 6.8, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87. At only 4.9, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P310.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 100 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P310. The maximum focal lengths of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Nikon Coolpix P310 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix P310. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix P310 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P310.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P310

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Nikon digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS which has better reviews.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2"), or the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix P310 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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 Structure
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
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
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Aperture Priority Mode
Manual Focus
Shutter Priority AE
HDMI Out

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon p310, nikon p310w, nikon p310wh, nikon coolpixp310, nikon coolpixp310w, nikon coolpixp310wh
Barcodes 00018208263202, 00018208926602, 00018208926640, 00182089266024, 00182089266406, 03610170825586, 03610170842996, 04960759132130, 05711045282577, 08033737552278, 08033737552285

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