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Nikon 310 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 14.1MP 21x Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Quite large display diagonal
Supports video capability
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this Nikon camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this digital camera 80%.

Good Brand

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon 310 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A57Y.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Df (£2,039) (3.2"), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2"), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Nikon 310 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 310 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-01, or the Canon A3200 IS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 310 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 310 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the Nikon 310 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The optical zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 0.34x to 65x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 21x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG WB850F which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (24x and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 310 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated), or the Samsung 150F (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 525 millimeters, the Nikon 310 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.8, the Nikon 310 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 2.5 and the smallest is 38.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 310 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT2.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 310 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448 and 4224 x 2376. Cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon 310 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Focusing

Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Nikon 310 has a very small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The average closest focusing distance of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.066m.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of this type and age range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 435 grams, the Nikon 310 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon 310 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 310 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon 310 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. With an internal memory of 102 megabytes, the Nikon 310 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Battery

420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon 310 which takes 420 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 310 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 310 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 310 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 common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208263318, 00018208877652, 00018208927012, 00662425839452

Nikon 310 Review Sources

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