Nikon Coolpix P310 Review

Overall Score

48

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-100 mm (4.2x) F1.8-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 103 x 58 x 32 mm, 194g.
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  • Replaced: Coolpix P300
  • Replaced by: Coolpix P330

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Nikon Coolpix P310 Overview


First introduced in June, 2012, Nikon Coolpix P310 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon P300 with Coolpix P310. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon P310 with Nikon P300

Nikon replaced Coolpix P310 with Nikon P330. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon P310 with Nikon P330


Nikon P310 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix P310

Sensor resolution of Nikon P310 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Nikon P310 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon P310 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix P340 Nikon P340 2014 12MP 80 - 6400 194g 103 x 58 x 32mm
Nikon Coolpix P330 Nikon P330 2013 12MP 100 - 12800 200g 103 x 58 x 32mm
Nikon Coolpix P310 Nikon P310 2012 16MP 100 - 3200 194g 103 x 58 x 32mm
Nikon Coolpix P300 Nikon P300 2011 12MP 160 - 3200 189g 103 x 58 x 32mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon P310


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix P310 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
194g Light Body
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
4.9 Lens at Tele
99 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Low Battery Life: 230 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix P310 has an Overall Score of 48/100 and ranked #179 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #549 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon P310 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
51
Value for money score
64
Portability score
96
Overall score
48
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Nikon P310


Nikon Coolpix P310 weighs 194g and has external dimensions of 103 x 58 x 32mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Nikon P310 is 19 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon P310
194g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon P310
32mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix P310 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix P310

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix P310 Dimensions Coolpix P310
Nikon Coolpix P340 Nikon P340 194 g 194 g 103 x 58 x 32 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Nikon Coolpix P330 Nikon P330 200 g 194 g 103 x 58 x 32 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Nikon Coolpix P300 Nikon P300 189 g 194 g 103 x 58 x 32 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 194 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 194 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon S110 198 g 194 g 99 x 59 x 27 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 194 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Canon PowerShot S100 Canon S100 198 g 194 g 99 x 60 x 28 mm 103 x 58 x 32 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix P310


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix P310
Announced June, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 2
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 99
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 230 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 194 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 58 x 32 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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