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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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Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both decided that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and gadgetspeak.com this bridge camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 81%. This means that experts think this Nikon digital camera is one of the better digital cameras of a comparable type and age.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Nikon also has good ratings for its bridge cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. 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

The Coolpix L310 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Samsung NX200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L310 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon or the Samsung NX30 ($557.28) 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 of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix L310 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the NX200, or the NX30 ($557.28) both from Samsung or the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on bridge 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 all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX50 HS, and the PowerShot SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($797.99) is also worth considering.

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Four Supported Batteries

The Coolpix L310 is a four supported battery digital camera. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years only have between one and three supported batteries.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix L310 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L310.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 102 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix L310 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L310 the internal memory range from 8MB to 200MB.

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420 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon Coolpix L310 which takes 420 shots per battery charge.

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Short

With a height of only 76.5 millimeters, the Coolpix L310 is one of the shorter bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L310 amongst bridge cameras of this age. The heights of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L310 range from 52mm to 120mm.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Coolpix L310 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

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

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Narrow

The average width of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L310 is 120mm. The Coolpix L310 is one of the narrower bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L310 (only 109.9 millimeters) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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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 the most commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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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 the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix L310 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Coolpix L310 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix L310 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Samsung NX200 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L310, the Coolpix L310 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Samsung NX200.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L310 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix L310 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung NX30 ($557.28), or the Fujifilm FinePix S1 ($535.91) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix L310 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L310 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L310 do not have a GPS. The Nikon Coolpix L310 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix L310 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 4224 x 2376 and 4320 x 3240. Cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L310 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this type and age.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The Coolpix L310 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Nikon camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 21 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L310 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The optical zooms of bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L310 range from 4x to 65x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95) (24x) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 14.48 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The least total megapixel count of bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L310 is 12MP, the most is 22MP, and the average total megapixel count is 17MP.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L310. The maximum camera shutter speeds of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L310 range from 2s to 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The average display resolution of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L310 is 510,000 pixels. The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix L310 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L310.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

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

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix L310 is 730mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 100mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length of only 525 millimeters, the Coolpix L310 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L310 is 64 and the biggest is 400. The Nikon Coolpix L310 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed (100) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix L310

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L310 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix L310 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($797.99) both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 435 grams, the Nikon Coolpix L310 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix L310.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the PowerShot SX500 IS (341g), or the PowerShot SX510 HS ($299.95) (349g) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 (470g).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L310 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

If this bridge camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix L310 has a fairly standard megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (16MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
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
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
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
Other Features
Interface
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR

2 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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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