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Nikon 310

Nikon 310 Digital Camera

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14.1MP 21x CCD Apr 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of PhotographyBlog.com thought that concluded that they would recommend this bridge camera camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 81% from PhotographyBlog.com.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 15,565 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its bridge camera digital cameras range.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon 310 reviewer thought the Nikon 310 was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “It is capable of taking good pictures with excellent colour reproduction”.

Robust

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Four years ago expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Therefore the right hand has a solid grip should you decide not to use the supplied neck strap” in their Nikon 310 review.

CCD Sensor Type

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.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 310 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], and the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 310 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 310 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon 310 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Nikon 310 is a four number of batteries supported digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Has One White Balance

The Nikon 310 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 102 megabytes, the Nikon 310 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8MB and the biggest is 200MB.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 310 is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 310. 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 worst video resolution of all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon 310 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the 310.

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18 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Nikon 310 reviewer said in their reviews that the product did not have good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Other than having 21x optical zoom there aren't many other features that particularly stand out on the L310.” in their review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 310 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 310 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 310 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 310 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Nikon 310 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 310 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Nikon 310 is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 310 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 4224 x 2376 and 4320 x 3240. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 310 ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 310 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon 310 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon 310 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon 310 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 21 times zoom factor) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 32x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (24x and higher rated), the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] (24x and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (24x and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 310 is 17MP. With a total megapixels of only 14.48 megapixels, the Nikon 310 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Nikon 310 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 310 is 19s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the 310 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels. The Nikon 310 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. At 25 millimeters, the Nikon 310 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 310.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon 310 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 310.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 525 millimeters, the Nikon 310 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 310. Cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 310 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Nikon 310 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 310 range from 64 to 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 310

Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon 310 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 310.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the DSC-HX300[pl_1543709_price], or the RX10[pl_2051754_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the 310 over four years ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] both from Panasonic.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 435 grams, the Nikon 310 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 310.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (470g).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 310 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the G1 X[pl_1397751_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 310 has a pretty standard megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the 310.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Digital SLR

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(1)
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…

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Barcodes 00018208263318, 00018208877652, 00018208927012, 00662425839452

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