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Nikon P310

A fully featured 16.1 megapixel 4.2 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16.1MP 4.2x No Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Nikon P310 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon P310 number 725 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
29
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 30?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is a good size and good video capture.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Does not have a video out
Very small maximum aperture number

Nikon P310 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Three expert review sites liked this digital camera. The editor of website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave this camera a "Platinum" award and concluded it was fantastic and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement. This Nikon camera also received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com.

The expert at one more expert review site decided that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 79% based on 20 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as superb. 32 reviewers (78% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Users think this Nikon camera is one of the better cameras.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Eight owners concluded that the Nikon P310 was easy to use.

  • Serious photographers will love its physical control layout.
  • Excellent to use…
    Jayaitch (Amazon) - April 2015
  • Quite easy to use…
  • It is well worth the price! Want something easy to use, easy to store…
    Samsam (Amazon) - August 2013
  • They seem delighted with the product Good definition and many handy functions Clean white colour makes a refreshing change from black or red…
  • Clear and sensible context sensitive menu system…
    Bigyaks (Amazon) - January 2013
  • It also gives a good amount of manual control which is nice as let's be honest small compacts normally don't get it right all the time…
  • Also some in camera filtering effects and control over dynamic range, even does time lapse photography…
    Bigyaks (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Easy to use, small and easily handled this camera is a great bit of kit…
    Samsam (Amazon) - August 2013

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five customers considered that this digital camera was compact.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six people wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

  • Only marred by less than good video quality especially in low light with glitches…
  • Video recording is pretty good…
    David (Amazon) - February 2013
  • Still frames from movies - no problem…
  • Some good bonus features such as Macro and a surprisingly good video mode…
    Bigyaks (Amazon) - January 2013
  • It's light weight, good for traveling with, need to remember to manually pop up the flash and has a great movie cam…
    Louey (Amazon) - July 2012
  • If you want to take a great picture or video you really need to buy something that was designed to do just that!
    Anne (Amazon) - February 2013

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people considered that it had a good screen.

  • Another big plus is the high definition rear screen which knocks spots off the others…
    Dee (Amazon) - August 2012
  • The pictures are extremely sharp, especially on the fantastic screen…
    Haydn (Amazon) - December 2012

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

12 people said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images and six owners said in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners concluded that the Nikon P310 was good value for money.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Nikon P310 has a fairly typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Weight

The Nikon P310 has a fairly standard weight (194 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4.2 times zoom factor, the Nikon P310 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon P310 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon P310 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports 100, 200 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon P310 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. This Nikon camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "100", "320" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon P310 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon P310 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The Nikon P310 features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon P310 does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras also do not have a video out.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon P310 has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon P310 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon P310 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon P310 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. At only 4.9, the Nikon P310 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2 and the largest is 22. At only 1.8, the Nikon P310 has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB. The Nikon P310 has a quite big internal memory (90 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 100 millimeters, the Nikon P310 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon P310 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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3D

The Nikon P310 is 3D. Most of the other digital cameras also are 3D.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon P310 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon P310 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon P310 has a night mode. Most of the other cameras also have a night mode.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Nikon P310 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released in April 2012.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon P310

Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Bigger digital zoom
300 shots battery life
2 lower ISO sensitivity (max)

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