Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

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Jose AC New Member • Posts: 10
Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

After hesitating over the P330 vs Oly XZ-10 I ended up going for the P330 to replace my P310

The bigger sensor and the WU-1a wireless adapert made me pick the P330

For any of those looking to upgrade from the P310 to P330 here is a shot of today's overcast sky.

The P330 definately has a lot more detail.

P310

P330

Nikon Coolpix P310 Nikon Coolpix P330 Olympus Stylus XZ-10
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areichow Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

Much better metering and/or dynamic range. It'd be interesting to see you take a few comparison shots on full manual- same ISO, aperture, and shutter. Thanks for sharing!

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oxon1 Regular Member • Posts: 322
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

330 too dark , I would go for 310.

tomjar Regular Member • Posts: 498
Exposure not the same...

The P330 photo contains more of the sky in it, that's most likely why the exposure was reduced in comparison to P310 shot and why the P330 shot looks better IMHO.

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jimr Forum Pro • Posts: 11,405
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

oxon1 wrote:

330 too dark , I would go for 310.

Too dark? Simple composition or metering compensation.

Lack of detail? Nothing you can do. Silly reason to make the 310 better than the 330.

Poor way of making an IQ conclusion to say the least....

Jose AC OP New Member • Posts: 10
Nikon P310 vs P330 take 2

This is as good / laboratory as it gets for me.

Same aperture and shutter,

both at widest focal length and lowest iso available.

I have always liked the low light performance from the P310, the P330 really improves on detail and color rendition.

P310

P330

There have been a lot of comments regarding the P330 feeling light and cheap... I get the light part, but cheap feeling it is not.

jimr Forum Pro • Posts: 11,405
Clearly Nicer...Richer...Better....

Jose AC wrote:

This is as good / laboratory as it gets for me.

Same aperture and shutter,

both at widest focal length and lowest iso available.

I have always liked the low light performance from the P310, the P330 really improves on detail and color rendition.

P310

P330

There have been a lot of comments regarding the P330 feeling light and cheap... I get the light part, but cheap feeling it is not.

Thank you!

Isola Verde
Isola Verde Veteran Member • Posts: 8,042
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

Jose AC wrote:

After hesitating over the P330 vs Oly XZ-10 I ended up going for the P330 to replace my P310

The bigger sensor and the WU-1a wireless adapert made me pick the P330

For any of those looking to upgrade from the P310 to P330 here is a shot of today's overcast sky.

The P330 definately has a lot more detail.

P310

P330

Four minutes apart? That's a mile of difference....

Why not use their self-timers, and take really identical shots?

But certainly would be nice if the P330 did have better performance in such conditions - that's one of my biggest disappointments with its predecessor!

Peter

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Scheinrb Regular Member • Posts: 181
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

Better contrast, too.  And it holds detail well in the shadows.  This is an excellent sensor for a 1/1.7".

Scheinrb Regular Member • Posts: 181
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 sample shot

I would agree, except for how well the 330 renders detail in the shadows.

Scheinrb Regular Member • Posts: 181
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 take 2

310 looks good on it own, until you compare it to the 330 shot.  Colors & contrast make the 310 shot look a little lifeless in comparison.

areichow Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 take 2

IMHO, a lot of people seem to think light = cheap. This is case in a million different areas. Ultralight backpacking cured me of this disorder.

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Isola Verde
Isola Verde Veteran Member • Posts: 8,042
Re: Nikon P310 vs P330 take 2

Back cured ME of this disorder!

Peter

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