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Nikon Coolpix P310
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Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4.2x CMOS Apr 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras of this age and type is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix P310 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P310 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P310 do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been on the market for 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.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix P310 supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310 do not support video capability.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix P310 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix P310 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix P310 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P310 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P310 also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.02 meters, the Coolpix P310 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P310. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix P310 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix P310 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Coolpix P310 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P310.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 90 megabytes, the Coolpix P310 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix P310.

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99 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

99 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix P310 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Coolpix P310 which has 99 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix P310 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix P310 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Nikon Coolpix P310 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop and Rotating are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix P310 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P310. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix P310.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix P310.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The Coolpix P310 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Nikon camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE and Manual are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P310 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm. The Coolpix P310 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Coolpix P310 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix P310 that we have checked, the Coolpix P310's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is one of the smallest. Cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P310 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P310 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix P310 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix P310 range from 3x to 63x. The Coolpix P310 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4.2 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix P310 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix P310 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix P310 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix P310 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix P310, the Nikon Coolpix P310 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of this spec and age is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The Coolpix P310 is one of the heavier cameras of this age and type (194 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix P310 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix P310 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix P310. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

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

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix P310 is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Coolpix P310 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Coolpix P310 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Coolpix P310 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Coolpix P310 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix P310

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix P310.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix P310 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
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 Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Face Detection
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Focus
Shutter Priority AE
HDMI Out

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208926602, 00018208926640, 00182089266024, 00182089266406, 03610170825586, 03610170842996, 05711045282577, 08033737552278, 08033737552285
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