Comparing Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Pentax Optio RZ18

1. Nikon Coolpix P310

18 Reasons why Nikon Coolpix P310 is better

Comparing Nikon Coolpix P310 vs Pentax Optio RZ18

1.Marginally more megapixels (photo)
16.1MPvs 16MP (Pentax Optio RZ18)
2.A bit larger sensor
6.17 x 4.55mmvs 6.08 x 4.56mm (Pentax Optio RZ18)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Clearly more focus points
99vs 9 (Pentax Optio RZ18)
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
4.Explicitly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
7fpsvs 1fps (Pentax Optio RZ18)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.Explicitly better video recording quality
1,080 x 30fpsvs 720 x 30fps (Pentax Optio RZ18)
6.Sizably higher pixel density
490ppivs 326ppi (Pentax Optio RZ18)
7.Noticeably higher resolution
1,280 x 720pxvs 783 x 587px (Pentax Optio RZ18)
8.A bit less body volume
192.16cm³vs 195.26cm³ (Pentax Optio RZ18)
9.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
10.Has built-in optical image stabilization
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
58.3mmvs 61mm (Pentax Optio RZ18)
12.Has AF tracking
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
13.Has a CMOS sensor
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
14.Sizably wider aperture at minimum focal length
1.8vs 3.5 (Pentax Optio RZ18)
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
15.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
16.Has manual focus
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
This allows to manually set the focus.
17.Shorter minimum focal length
24mmvs 25mm (Pentax Optio RZ18)
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
18.Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yesvs No (Pentax Optio RZ18)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
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2. Pentax Optio RZ18

8 Reasons why Pentax Optio RZ18 is better

Comparing Pentax Optio RZ18 vs Nikon Coolpix P310

178gvs 194g (Nikon Coolpix P310)
2.Distinctly higher maximum light sensitivity
6400ISOvs 3200ISO (Nikon Coolpix P310)
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3.Has WiFi
Yesvs No (Nikon Coolpix P310)
The device can connect to WiFi.
97mmvs 103mm (Nikon Coolpix P310)
5.Appreciably greater zoom range
18xvs 4.2x (Nikon Coolpix P310)
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
6.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Nikon Coolpix P310)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
7.Explicitly longer maximum focal length
450mmvs 100mm (Nikon Coolpix P310)
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
8.Considerably more internal storage
0.09375GBvs 0.008789GB (Nikon Coolpix P310)
Pentax Optio RZ18
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