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Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 1.61MP 4.2x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Affordable price compared to other advanced compact camera
Unacceptable noise level
77 Reviews + 4 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com Platinum pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all liked this Nikon digital camera. The writer at website Ephotozine gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com. This Nikon camera also received a "Platinum" award from review website Buy-n-shoot.com who concluded it was brilliant.

The editor of one other expert review site said that this Nikon digital camera was good. This digital camera received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 79% based on twenty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 65 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is terrific. 32 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the digital cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average user review score then this Nikon digital camera is in the top 8%.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix P310 has a pre-flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a pre-flash.

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Audio

Noise Reduction Cannot Be Disabled

Four people considered that the product was noisy. Neocamera.com said five years ago “Image quality drops off above ISO 400, noise levels very high by ISO 3200”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Visible noise at all ISO sensitivities” in their review. Neocamera.com also said “Noise reduction cannot be disabled” in their review.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Four people considered that the product was noisy. Neocamera.com said five years ago “Image quality drops off above ISO 400, noise levels very high by ISO 3200”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Visible noise at all ISO sensitivities” in their review. Neocamera.com also said “Noise reduction cannot be disabled” in their review.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix P310 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 4.5mm to 38mm.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. The Coolpix P310 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 100 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4.2 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P310 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix P310 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 640 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix P310 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix P310 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix P310 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix P310 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P310 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix P310 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Other Features

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 have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-four owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P310 reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said “A wide aperture lens and a thoughtful physical control layout let you take full command of the camera's setti”. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag five years ago “Serious photographers will love its physical control layout.” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The P300, principally increasing the megapixel count from 12 to 16 and adding a handy customisable Function button”.

Two people who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus. D. Winter wrote “I find the overall handling of the camera intuitive and the autimatic settings are very straightforward to use” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Bigyaks mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Clear and sensible context sensitive menu system”.

One owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle.

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Reliable Metering

Six customers concluded that it was well made. Five years ago Neocamera.com said “It is built around a larger-than-average 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 32”. Three years ago Richard mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Small, light, well built, nice to my taste- fast lens 1.8 at the wide end (24mm!), most frequently used”. Reviewser said “It feels solid” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it was reliable. Neocamera.com said in their Nikon Coolpix P310 review “Reliable metering”. Louey gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I would recommend purchasing this little reliable camera”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Reviewser gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Still has a sturdy aluminium frame”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Amy mentioned “Broken on arrival poor service from Nikon” in her review of this digital camera but she only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Good Build Quality

Sixteen owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Neocamera.com said “Good build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Videomaker.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P310 review “Good image quality at low ISOs” . Five years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a point-and-shoot camera that delivers excellent image quality and a fast f/1.8 lens”.

Nice Design

Six people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Four years ago David gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Video recording is pretty good”. D. Winter gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Pretty quick compared to other digital pocket cameras”. Five years ago Dr Mike Morgan wrote in their review of this digital camera “In many ways great, good looking, portable, f1.8 (good low light capability), 24mm wide angle”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well designed. One owner mentioned that the product was smooth. Dee wrote in his review of this digital camera “This destroys the smooth pocketable lines of a compact camera”.

One customer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P310 thought it was ergonomic. Bigyaks said four years ago “A serious little compact camera with a fast lens, 4x zoom and excellent ergonomics with twin dials plus a PASM mode knob giving you full control over Aperture” in their review of this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix P310 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix P310 has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Support

Good Support

Eight customers who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “If you're looking for a pocketable point-and-shoot camera with manual controls and good low-light performance, you won't find a lower-priced option than the Nikon Coo”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon P310 features a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full manual controls, 1080p HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Neocamera.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Nikon Coopix P310 is a small compact digital camera with dual control-dials to efficiently access its full manual controls”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix P310 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P310 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix P310 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who purchased it reckoned that it had good features. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix P310 has a wide range of advanced features packed into a relatively small body”. Bigyaks said on Amazon “Some good bonus features such as Macro” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Video Capture

Eight people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording. D. Winter scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “The HD video does a fairly good job considering the size of the camera” in their review of this digital camera. Anne said in her review of this digital camera “If you want to take a great picture or video you really need to buy something that was designed to do just that!” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Pratchettfan rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned five years ago “Still frames from movies - no problem”.

Good Exposure Control

Two people said in their reviews that the product had good exposure controls.

1.8 Lens (but Only a Wide Angle

Twenty owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P310 had a good lens. Neocamera.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “UltraBright 1.8 lens, lowers required ISO”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “1.8 lens (but only a wide angle” in their review. Expert website Techmagnifier.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in the same month “Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera Review clearly shows that it is point-and-shoot camera, which is well-known for its good image quality and a fast f/1.8 lens”.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Effective optical image stabilization”. Videomaker.com wrote “Very capable optical image stabilization system”. Massimo At Home mentioned on Amazon “I really love the sensor stabilization system” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Three customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Videomaker.com said “Extreme 42x 24 1000m equivalent) wide angle zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “The P310 features a NIKKOR lens with a 4.2x optical zoom with an impressive maximum aperture of f/1.8 at its wide angle, although this decreases to f”.

One person concluded that it had a good autofocus. D. Winter mentioned five years ago “The focus is very quick” in their review of this digital camera.

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3-Inch LCD Screen

Four owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it had a good screen. Neocamera.com wrote five years ago “3-inch LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. J. W. Mcbriarty said on Amazon “The screen is excellent, buttons click with a pleasing resistance, layout is straightforward” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Haydn gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “The pictures are extremely sharp, especially on the fantastic screen”.

One person who purchased the product considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P310 “100 coverage for EVF and LCD” .

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Good Image Colors

Fourty-four owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good image colors”. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It's clearly designed with serious photographers in mind”. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a rather modest upgrade of Nikon's first foray into the world of pocket cameras for keen photographers” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve people reckoned that this digital camera was good in low light. T said five years ago “Good in low light aswell leave tripod at home”. Whinneyhill mentioned “Off to lanzarote soon try out the many functions, panorama etc ps photos in low light is exceptional, so no need to use the flash for indoor pics thanks nikon”. Sheri mentioned four years ago “Perfect photos even in low light and action shots that literally capture the movement” in her review of this digital camera.

Five people who purchased it thought it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “Nikon Coolpix P310 Features The P310 has a back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a bright f/1.8 4.2x optic”. Four years ago Bigyaks gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has too small a sensor which limits the control over depth of field”. Dee mentioned on Amazon “It has a smaller sensor to the Canon” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Sharp, tiltable 3-inch LCD at 921 000 dot resolution”. Videomaker.com also said “Continuous shooting up to 7fps” in their review. Videomaker.com also said “PASM shooting modes” in their review.

One owner who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good ISO range.

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Flash Unusable for Closest Macro Capabilities 0.8 Inche 2cm) Due to Overexposure

Five people who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have a good flash. Neocamera.com wrote “Flash unusable for closest macro capabilities 0.8 inche 2cm) due to overexposure”. Richard wrote on Amazon “And that's where such small camera with good image stabilization and good fast lens can easily outperform SLR especially in poor light condition without flash” in his review of this digital camera. Four years ago Calvin N Hobbs wrote on Amazon “Only hiccup is no auto sensor for flash pop up” in his review of this digital camera but he rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Reviewser gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their Nikon Coolpix P310 review on Amazon “I find the battery lasts a good amount of time”. Five years ago Haydn said “As a result the flash is hardly needed, which helps with the good battery life” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Dualcontrol Dials in Compact Body

Twenty-eight customers who bought the product agreed that it was compact. Neocamera.com mentioned “Dualcontrol dials in compact body”. Neocamera.com also said “The Nikon Coopix P310 is a digital camera designed to deliver high-quality images while remaining compact and giving controls for advanced users” in their review. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com said “Its compact body and understated design initially deny its true capabilities”.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Pcmag.com said “More casual shooters may scoff at its bulky design and limited zoom range” and rated the product 80 out of 100. T wrote on Amazon “Have nikon d2 and d200, leave these heavy lumps at home now(still good though) use my p310 easy to use plus cmos sensor fantastic image quality, buy one”. Four years ago Samsam mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a bit of a hefty price tag.”.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix P310 is an extremely versatile camera which packs a lot of features in to a body small enough to fit in your pocket” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix P310 has a fairly standard weight (194 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.

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