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NikonCoolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 91 reviews)

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    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (77)
  • Good image quality (75)
  • Compact (65)
  • Good in low light (63)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (54)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (18)
  • No viewfinder (18)
  • Short battery life (13)
  • Poor flash (8)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (61)
  • Travel (60)
  • Low light (58)
  • Landscape/scenery (51)
  • Video (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (33), Casual photographer (26), Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photography student (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little camera for night shots!

I bought this camera to take pictures at night and in dark spaces like bars and restaurants when I'm out with friends. It's a great camera. The night time mode takes beautiful shots however...Read complete review

I bought this camera to take pictures at night and in dark spaces like bars and restaurants when I'm out with friends. It's a great camera. The night time mode takes beautiful shots however takes a long time (15-25 seconds) to recyle (record) the shot, but that doesn't bother me. Daytime photos look great too, but that's not surprising... nowadays even your phone takes great daytime pictures.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to use with plenty of options

product was simple to use right out of the box with minimal instructions. provides many options that allow for customization, if desired, but also can just point and shoot excellent pictures. Small footprint...Read complete review

product was simple to use right out of the box with minimal instructions. provides many options that allow for customization, if desired, but also can just point and shoot excellent pictures. Small footprint makes easy to cary.

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4.0

Full Function Point-n-Shoot

By tflare

from New Freedom PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

I bought this camera because I wanted a small camera that has full manual control to take on vacation instead of my DSLR. This camera allows full control of the camera settings, is small and takes good pictures. I was impressed with the low-light pictures that I took and with a little tweaking in Light Room, I got some great images.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 8
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

superb little camera.

By ET

from Boston, Ma

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

    It is smalll, easy to use, and takes a great photo.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Very good camera

    By Burak Horoz

    from Turkey - Ankara

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

    Worths every dollar that I've paid.Among the best one in its class.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great

    By Schrader

    from Charlotte NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

      Took this camera on a family vacation and loved it. Easy to use, nice zoom and perfect size for a small purse.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Malio

      from Glendale, Az.

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

        Sorry to see the 310 fade off into the sunset but before it disappears forever
        I want to thank B&H for having inventory while all others did not. I was able to buy 2
        of them at a super good $$ and find them to be just wonderful cameras.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        MY DAD LOVE IT !!!

        By CRICIRCHAN

        from NEW YORK, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom
        • No Wall Battery Charger

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

        IT'S A FATHER DAY GIFT. MY DAD LOVE IT :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Good performance for an affordable price

        By Houstonian

        from Houston

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

          The f/1.8 feature is the most useful among all features so far.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great pics

          By Maggie

          from Fremont, NH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            I have a Nikon D7000 but wanted a smaller, everyday camera that took good quality photos. This Coolpix P310 is just what I was looking for...great quality photos! Recommended this camera to my boss who was looking for a small cameral...plug in to recharge lithium battery is a great feature (no AAA batteries is a plus)..

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent cost

            By Emerson

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            Using this camera to take pictures of my vacation, pictures are perfect and it is easy to use. Also video recording has a great quality.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good alernative to LX7 and P330

            By TNF

            from HK

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • No Viewfinder
            • Poor Image Stabilization

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            It responses faster than new P330 in term of focusing speed, saving pic to pic time and power-on time. For the price ($[$]) now in BH, it is realy bargain.LX 7 is too expensive compared to P310 and bulky; the sligthly advantage is a sligthly bigger sensor.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Easy pics and video

            By University user

            from Lafayette, IN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            The zoom is only 4X but our usage is mostly up close. The pictures are great and the pics and video are easy to transfer to a computer.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good camera

            By Joe

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            Sharp, fast, and good in low light

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            5.0

            Perfect camera for beginners

            By Arjunbibash

            from Alhambra, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits in a pocket
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Flash Does Not Pop Up

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            Digital camera gives the feelings of DSLR.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Handy Little Camera

            By Cory M

            from Ozark, Missouri

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Hiking
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            I bought this camera after many weeks of research and deliberation. I was looking for something that was small and easy to carry while doing activities like walking, boating, flying (I'm a pilot), etc. I have a DSLR that I am in love with and that I use for most of my photography needs. However, it's really nice to have the little Nikon "point and shoot" for special situations where I don't want to carry a lot of camera and/or expose my DSLR to potential damage.The Nikon takes nice pictures for a "point and shoot" camera. It also allows me to make manual settings when I want that flexibility.I was at first a bit disappointed by the picture quality but quickly realized that I am simply spoiled by my DSLR. Taking into account the relative sizes of the APS-C sensor in my Pentax DSLR and the very small sensor in the Nikon, it was easy to justify the loss in picture quality.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            love it

            By ILS

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Color Of The Camera

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is the perfect camera for me!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Nina

            from Georgia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            The most incredible compact camera I've ever seen!
            It takes great macro pictures, light sensitivity is just terrific, very good colors and fast performance. I am so happy with this purchase.

            I read many professional reviews on this camera and was hesitating, but now I see that low zoom and an absence of RAW format is nothing compared to picture quality. Would definitely recommend to anyone who needs a compact camera with great features. And low light performance is wonderful... See the light!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Outstanding compact camera ...

            By North Vancouver Nick

            from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canad

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dslr In A Compact Cam
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Full Auto Manual
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • None That I Can Find Yet

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Shots
            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

            Was thinking of buying a entry level DSLR camera so I can play with and learn about aperture, shutter speed and ISO ... but concerned about the size of these cameras. Then came across the Nikon P series and decided to give the P310 a try. What an amazing camera it is ... from full AUTO to full Manual ... 16megapixel sensor ... decent zoom ... all in a compact camera size ... LOVE it!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great camera at low light conditions

            By MikAgon

            from New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Image quality
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Indoors Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

              Most pictures that I have taken specially at night or low light conditions did not even need the flash. Pictures come out crisp and clear. I initially was thinking of getting a Panasonic Lumix. Compared it with this Nikon model. The overall quality of the Nikon pictures stood out. Happy to have purchased this!!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice little P&S camera.

              By chief

              from SE. Wisc.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • Daily use

              Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

              Got this as my "pocket" camera to pair nicely with my Nikon P7700,which is a bit more camera than you'd wanna carry around all the time.

              Like that it has some manual control should I want to use it,and still shoot good pics in auto when I dont wanna fiddle with the settings.

              First batch of trial pics all look really nice.

              Old P&S was an older Lumix DMC LC70,and that was actually a really nice camera for it's time and given limitations,as that camera used Leica optics,so this is going to have some pretty high standards to live up to,but so far I feel it'll be up to the task @ hand.

              Have'nt really found any cons yet,maybe with more use I will find some,but honestly is anything ever perfect.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              greatest small profesional camera

              By photo-GRAPH-er

              from brooklyn new york

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact
              • Small But Professional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Pets
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black):

                great camera ,small in size but big in quality great for amateur photographers to learn before going into photography and buying bigger better DSLR

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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