The Nikon 310 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. 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.
A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 310.
A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera.
We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon SX50 HS[plb_1410250_price], and the Sony DSC-HX200[plb_1475281_price] is also worth considering.