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Nikon Coolpix P310 Indoor Crops

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

The crops below show the quality of the Nikon Coolpix P310 next to the same ISO for the Fujifilm Finepix F770 EXR
Fujifilm Finepix F770 EXR
. These cameras have a large sensitivity range, reaching up to ISO 3200 at full-resolution. The P310 also does ISO 6400 at 16 MP while the F770 EXR drops to 8 MP at that ISO. They are both advanced fixed-lens cameras with full manual controls except the Fuji lacks Manual Focus.

All images below are 100% crops from their respective camera taken at the highest image quality JPEG setting available. ISO, aperture and white-balance were set on camera. Other settings were left at their default values. These crops help determine which ISO settings is acceptable on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Nikon Coolpix P310 Fuji Finepix F770 EXR
Nikon P310 - ISO 160 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Nikon P310 - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Nikon P310 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Nikon P310 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Nikon P310 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Nikon P310 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Nikon P310 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 6400
Fuji F770 EXR - ISO 6400 Crop
ISO 6400

These crops show that both these cameras produce very similar image quality with a slight lead to the P310 in terms of image noise. The ace of the Nikon which is not shown here is its ultra-bright lens which gives it about 2 stop advantage over the Fuji. This means that when ISO 800 is neded by the F770 EXR, the P310 can shoot comfortably at ISO 200 and deliver superior image quality under the exact same conditions.

Nikon Coolpix P310
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Nikon P310 Facts


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 100-6400
4.2X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-4s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
7 FPS Drive, 5 ImagesCustom white-balance
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 920K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
Internal Memory
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