COOLPIX P310

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Overview

Get serious with the brilliant COOLPIX P310.

The bright f/1.8 lens delivers pin-sharp images, and the highly sensitive backlit CMOS sensor provides superb results in any light. Nikon’s second-generation lens-shift vibration reduction enables clear results and steady images on the large VGA LCD screen.

You can give full expression to your creative side with manual mode and access your favorite setting instantly via the function button. When you want to shoot movies, Full HD (1080p) is only a touch away thanks to the dedicated movie-record button.

The COOLPIX P310 — An astonishing performer.

Key features

Bright NIKKOR 4.2x optical zoom lens with fast f/1.8 aperture (24–100mm), and ultra wide-angle coverage. Offers outstanding precision, sharp resolution and high contrast.

Back-illuminated 16-MP CMOS sensor: with each pixel receiving more light, this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED processor to deliver clear shots in any light.

Advanced lens-shift Vibration Reduction VR: Nikon’s second-generation vibration reduction system reduces the effect of camera shake in real time and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower.

Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound: a dedicated video-record button makes it easy to begin filming.

7.6 cm (3.0-in.) 921k-dot LCD screen: whether you shoot in bright sunlight or in low light, the large LCD screen with anti-reflective coating offers sharp contrast and clear viewing.

Advanced movie features: you can use the optical zoom with autofocus when recording, and film in slow or fast motion using speeds of up to 120 fps. A built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the camera directly to an HDTV.

Customizable function button (Fn): bypass the menu and set a shortcut to your favorite camera setting.

Auto HDR mode: capture images with impressive tonal detail in any situation when you shoot in HDR mode. The camera combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich color gradation.

Easy Panorama 360°/180°: pan vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.

3D shooting mode: create a 3D image of any still subject to be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers. The camera combines two images taken from different positions; the second shot is taken automatically when the camera detects that you are in the right position.

Mode dial with manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and User mode, where you can recall your preferred camera settings instantly.

High-speed continuous shooting: shoot up to five full-resolution shots at 6 fps, or up to 30 full-resolution shots at 1 fps.

Fast and accurate AF: when you want to capture complex subjects, you can shoot in manual focus with a 99-point autofocus system for extra-sharp results.

Subject Tracking AF: capture sharp shots of subjects that can’t or won’t stay still. Subject Tracking AF keeps the camera focused on a selected subject even if it is moving around.

Wireless transfer: compatible with Eye-Fi X2 (or later) cards. Transmit your digital photos (in JPEG format) directly to your phone or personal computer, and then connect to the Internet to take advantage of Nikon’s photo sharing service, my Picturetown.

Retouch menu: enhance your photos in-camera with a range of filter effects. Includes options such as Selective Color, which converts your image to monochrome then adds a splash of color to an area of your choice, and Cross Screen, which lends a starry effect to bright objects.

EXPEED C2: Nikon’s fast and powerful image processing system provides high-speed operation, enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.

 

Technical Specifications

Product nameCOOLPIX P310
TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels16.1 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens4.2x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length4.3-17.9mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-100 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-numberf/1.8-4.9
Construction7 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoomUp to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionAdvanced Lens shift
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens)[W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 60 cm (2 ft) to infinity Macro close-up mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) (at a wide-angle position) to infinity
Focus-area selectionFace priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
MediaInternal memory (approx. 90 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formatsStill pictures: JPEG 3D pictures: MPO Sound files (voice memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)16 M 4608 x 3456 8 M 3264 x 2448 4 M 2272 x 1704 2 M 1600 x 1200 VGA 640 x 480 16:9 12M 4608 x 2592 16:9 2M 1920 x 1080 3:2 4608 x 3072 1:1 3456 x 3456
Shooting ModesAuto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Close-up, Portrait, Food, Landscape, Museum, Sports, Fireworks show, Night portrait, Black and white copy, Party/indoor, Backlighting, Beach, Panorama, Snow, Pet portrait, Sunset, Special effects, Dusk/dawn, 3D photography, Night landscape), P, S, A, M, User settings
Continuous ShootingSingle (default setting), Continuous H (Pictures are continuously shot at about 7 fps), Continuous L (Up to about 30 pictures at about 1 fps), Pre-shooting cache (Up to 20 frames at up to 15 fps), Continuous H: 120 fps (60 frames at about 1/125 s or faster), Continuous H: 60 fps (60 frames at about 1/60 s or faster), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
MovieHD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 x 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 x 480/approx. 120 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 x 720/approx. 60 fps, HS 15 fps: 1920 x 1080/approx. 15 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to 6400) Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400, 100 to 800) Hi 2 (equivalent to 12800) (High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Metering224-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot
Exposure controlProgrammed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, motion detection, exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
SpeedAuto mode, scene mode 1/20001 to 1 s 1/20001 to 2 s (Tripod in Night landscape scene mode) 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode) P, S, A, and M modes 1/20001 to 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 100 in M mode: including when set to Auto or Fixed range auto) 1/20001 to 4 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 100, 200, or 400 in P, S, or A mode, and when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200 or 400 in M mode) 1/20001 to 2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 800) 1/20001 to 1 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 1600, and when set to Auto or Fixed range auto in P, S, or A mode) 1/20001 to 1/2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 3200 or Hi 1) 1/4000 to 1/125 s (Continuous H: 120 fps) 1/4000 to 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps)
ApertureElectronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Range14 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timerCan be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto)[W]: 0.5 to 6.5 m (1 ft 8 in. to 21 ft) [T]: 0.5 to 2.5 m (1 ft 8 in. to 8 ft 2 in.)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI outputCan be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminalAudio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported languagesArabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging timeApprox. 4 hours (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (EN-EL12)Still pictures2: Approx. 230 shots Movies3: Approx. 1 h 5 min (HD 1080p(fine) (1920 x 1080))
Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 194 g (6.9 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
HumidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (with terminal cover), Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessoriesBattery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F
 

*When the aperture value is set to f/1.8 (largest aperture), the fastest shutter speed is 1/1600 second. When the aperture value is set to f/8 and the zoom is at the maximum wide-angle position or moved one increment to the telephoto position, the fastest shutter speed is 1/1600 second (except during S and M modes).

**Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries.

***When recording a single movie.