Summary: The COOLPIX P310 digital camera rests in its own little slot in the market, being both a high-functioning enthusiast compact while resisting the accompanying higher price tag. With some corners cut in the process, however, is it worth your time and money?
Summary: The Nikon Coopix P310 is a small compact digital camera with dual control-dials to efficiently access its full manual controls. It is equipped with a unique ultra-bright F/1.8 ultra-wide angle 4.2X optical zoom lens.
Pros: Ultra-Bright F/1.8 lens, lowers required ISO, Excellent automatic white-balance, Good image colors, Reliable metering, Uniform brightness, No noticeable distortion, Very responsive controls, Short shutter-lag, Dual-control dials in compact body, Excellent LCD visibility, Easy user interface
Cons: Visible noise at all ISO sensitivities, Slow shot-to-shot speed, Slow image buffering, Strong corner softness, Blank display during continuous drive, Video-recording delay, Impossible to set up video framing, Not exposure-priority, No histogram in Manual mode, ISO slow to change, Short battery life
Conclusion: In conclusion, it’s fair to say the Coolpix P310 is quite an unassuming little unit: its compact body and understated design initially deny its true capabilities and certainly while the benefit of a bright f1.8 lens may not initially reveal itself to many users in theory alone, they will certainly...
Summary: The P310 is a respectable advanced compact that features a full specification, albeit one with a few noteworthy holes in it. Image quality and performance is generally reliable and, on the whole, it’s a worthy purchase for those looking for more from their compact.
Pros: Good LCD screen, pleasing design, PASM shooting modes
Cons: Lack of Raw capture, exposure and white balance a touch erratic
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a point-and-shoot camera that delivers excellent image quality and a fast f/1.8 lens. Serious photographers will love its physical control layout, but more casual shooters may scoff at its bulky design and limited zoom range.
Pros: Fast, sharp lens. Good high ISO performance. Excellent control layout. Sharp rear LCD.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a hard camera to categorize, offering the sort of manual control and customization options that we'd associate with more expensive models, but with a small sensor and no Raw shooting option.
Pros: Affordable price compared to other advanced compact camera, Good build quality, Fast, f/1.8 lens (but only a wide angle), PASM shooting modes, Effective optical image stabilization, Good image quality at low ISOs, Generally responsive performance, Continuous shooting up to 7fps (but only for 5 fr...
Cons: No RAW option, Small sensor means it doesn't offer the image quality increase of other advanced compacts, Flash unusable for closest macro capabilities (0.8 inches/2cm) due to overexposure and shadow cast by lens, Image quality drops off above ISO 400, noise levels very high by ISO 3200, Noise re...
Summary: Other pocketable premium cameras are out there, but most of them cost at least £300. 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 Coolpix P310.
Summary: • Brightness adjustment • Pleasing design • PASM control • Includes manual and custom settings for creating envisioned image • The use of backside illumination CMOS image sensor helps in capturing high image quality • Instilled with EXPEED C2 image processing engine • Enhanced Scene auto selector •...
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a good compact camera, but it does have a few issues. The purple fringing is of most concern, and while the inability to shoot raw isn't an issue in itself, its presence would allow greater control of noise.