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16.1 Megapixels | 4.2x zoom | High speed continuous shooting at 7fps

The COOLPIX P310 delivers serious features and performance in an ultra compact body. The fast f/1.8 NIKKOR glass lens delivers sharp images with high contrast. Full manual controls and a back illuminated CMOS image sensor help to get the desired results in any light.

  • Bright f/1.8, 24mm wide-angle lens A specially crafted, high refractive index glass f/1.8 zoom NIKKOR lens yields sharp images with high contrast. The fast aperture of the lens, 4.2x optical zoom and 24 mm wide-angle coverage (35 mm equivalent) help expand your creative possibilities, particularly when you’re shooting indoors or at night. Newly advanced lens-shift VR image stabilisation helps deliver consistently sharp results.
  • Backside illuminated CMOS image sensor 16.1 effective megapixels of pure imaging power gives you the performance you need to capture high-resolution images. The combined continuous shooting capabilities of this backside illuminated CMOS image sensor optimises performance when shooting at night to deliver beautiful results and reproduce even the finest details.
  • Manual and custom settings With the new function button on the face of the camera you can assign often-used functions for quick access. The dedicated mode dial provides easy access to the P/S/A/M exposure modes. You can even save your favourite settings for use at any time in the “U” mode.
  • Backside illuminated CMOS sensor Backside illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 1.8 24mm wide-angle lens Bright f/1.8 24mm wide-angle lens
  • Manual and custom settings Manual and custom settings
  • Enhanced scene auto selector Enhanced scene auto selector


Red Dot Design Awards for 2012

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Full feature list

  • 7.5-cm (3 in.) high-resolution 921k-dot (approx.) clear colour display
  • EXPEED C2 image processing engine
  • Silhouette and high ISO monochrome newly added to the line up of special effects available when shooting pictures or movies
  • Enhanced scene auto selector
  • Full 1080p HD movie recording with stereo sound
  • 19 optimised scene modes
  • USB charging via AC adapter (supplied) or PC
  • Eye-Fi card support

Tech Specs

Type of Camera Compact digital camera
Effective Pixels 16.1 million
Image Sensor 1/2.3 in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens 4.2x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Lens – Focal length 4.3-17.9 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-100 mm lens in 35 mm (135) format)
Lens – f/-number f/1.8-4.9
Lens construction 7 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoom Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 200 mm lens in 35 mm (135) format)
Vibration reduction 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 selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), centre, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Monitor 7.5-cm (3 in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor – Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor – Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage – Media Internal memory (approx. 90 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Storage – File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
Storage – File formats Still 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 × 3456; 8 M 3264 × 2448; 4 M 2272 × 1704; 2 M 1600 × 1200; VGA 640 × 480; 16:9 12M 4608 × 2592; 16:9 2M 1920 × 1080; 3:2 4608 × 3072; 1:1 3456 × 3456
Shooting Modes Auto, 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 Shooting Single (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
Movie HD 1080p(fine) (default setting): 1920 × 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 1080p: 1920 × 1080/approx. 30 fps, HD 720p: 1280 × 720/approx. 30 fps, iFrame 540: 960 × 540/approx. 30 fps, VGA: 640 × 480/approx. 30 fps, HS 120 fps: 640 × 480/approx. 120 fps, HS 60 fps: 1280 × 720/approx. 60 fps, HS 15 fps: 1920 × 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)
Exposure – Metering 224-segment matrix, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure control Programmed 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)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed Auto mode, scene mode; 1/2000* to 1 s; 1/2000* to 2 s (Tripod in Night landscape scene mode); 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode); P, S, A, and M modes; 1/2000* to 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 100 in M mode: including when set to Auto or Fixed range auto); 1/2000* 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); 1/2000* to 2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 800); 1/2000* 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); 1/2000* 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); * 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).
Aperture Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture – Range 14 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Built-in flash – 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.)
Built-in flash – Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Interface – Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported languages Arabic, 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 sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included); AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging Time Approx. 4 hours (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Battery life (EN-EL12) Still pictures*1: Approx. 230 shots; Movies*2: Approx. 1 h 5 min (HD 1080p(fine) (1920 × 1080))
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 103.0 × 58.3 × 32.0 mm (4.1 × 2.3 × 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 194 g (6.9 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment – Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating environment – Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera 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 accessories Battery Charger MH-65, AC Adapter EH-62F
Note *1 Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2)°C (73 (±4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to normal, image size set to 18M 4608 × 3456. Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time that menus and images are displayed. *2 When recording a single movie, the maximum recording time is 4 GB or 29 mins, even when there is enough free space on the memory card.

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“The P310 looks great, shoots well, supports a really nice mix of manual and automatic features (and effects) and performs fairly consistently right across the board. It’s a perfect bridging unit for those tired of the complete automation of their old compact camera but who are also not yet ready to tackle the complexities and costs of digital SLR photography.”
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