Nikon Coolpix P310 Ilse Jurriën : February 2nd 2012 - 20:45 CET
Nikon Coolpix P310 digital camera : Nikon extends its Coolpix Performance digital camera assortment with the introduction of the powerful Nikon Coolpix P310 compact camera, designed for serious photography. The new Nikon Coolpix P310 is equipped with a backlit CMOS sensor with 16 megapixels and a bright f/1.8 Nikkor 4.2x optical zoom lens with wide-angle coverage, advanced lens shift vibration reduction. Delivering extraordinary picture quality, the Nikon Coolpix P310 is a user friendly camera while offering a whole range of advanced shooting features. The Nikon P310 also handles moving objects perfectly with the Full HD video recording feature. Users can review both photos and videos with great detail thanks to the high resolution 3" LCD monitor.
Nikon Coolpix P310 camera
The new Nikon Coolpix P310 combines cutting-edge imaging technology with the fastest Nikkor lens ever featured in a Coolpix model, to create an exceptional pocket camera. The extremely bright f/1.8 lens of the Nikon P310 delivers razor sharp photos, and the highly sensitive back-illuminated CMOS sensor provides stunning results in any light condition. Nikon’s 2nd generation lens-shift vibration reduction enables clear results and steady pictures on the 3" VGA LCD screen.
Manual mode on the Nikon P310
Users can give full expression to their creative side with the manual mode of the Nikon Coolpix P310. The camera incorporates four manual exposure modes: Programmed Auto (P), Shutter-priority (S), Aperture-priority (A) and Manual (M). When capturing complex subjects, the Nikon P310’s new smart AF system means you can shoot in manual focus with a 99-point autofocus system for extreme sharp results. What’s more, there is a customizable function button, allowing the user to set a shortcut to access their favorite setting instantly.
Record video in Full HD with the Nikon P310
To ensure steady shots, Nikon’s advanced lens-shift vibration reduction counters the effect of camera shake and enables the use of shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower. Even when filming in Full HD (1080p) with stereo sound, advanced features such as optical zoom with autofocus are available. Giving even more options, the Nikon Coolpix P310 can capture videos in slow or fast motion using recording speeds of up to 120fps. A built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the Nikon P310 directly to an HDTV, to view your photos and films instantly with family and friends.
Nikon Coolpix P310 camera features
The Nikon Coolpix P310 comes with the Auto HDR mode, making it easier than ever to capture photos with an impressive tonal detail. In this mode, the Nikon Coolpix P310 combines two shots taken at different exposures during a single shutter release to create an image with wide dynamic range and rich color gradation. The camera let you also create 3D images, which can be played back on 3D-capable TVs and computers. The Nikon Coolpix P310 combines two images taken from different positions; the second shot is taken automatically when the camera detects that you are in the right position.
Nikon Coolpix P310 specifications
• 7.5cm LCD screen with 921.000 dots : with anti-reflective coating
• Auto HDR mode : capture photos with an impressive tonal detail
• Easy Panorama 360˚ / 180˚ : pan vertically or horizontally
• 3D shooting mode : create a 3D image of any still subject
• Mode dial with manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M) and user mode
• High-speed continuous shooting : shots at 6 fps or 30 shots at 1 fps
• Subject Tracking AF : capture sharp shots of moving subjects
• Wireless transfer : compatible with Eye-Fi X2 cards
• Supports Nikon’s online photo sharing service my Picturetown
Nikon ViewNX 2 software
Nikon ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package that enables users to quickly and easily import, browse, edit and share still photos and videos. Building upon the highly successful ViewNX software, Nikon ViewNX 2 is a user-friendly suite that offers a wide range of features. Nikon ViewNX 2 is included with all Nikon digital cameras, including the Nikon Coolpix P310 and is also available as a free download.
Nikon Coolpix P310 price & availability
The Nikon Coolpix P310 comes in two colors, black and white. Included Nikon Coolpix P310 accessories are the EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery, View NX2 software, an AC Adapter EH-69P, a strap AN-CP19 an Audio/Video cable and an USB cable. The Nikon Coolpix P310 will be available from March 2012 for an estimated retail price of €330 Euro in Europe. Prices may vary from country to country.
Nikon Coolpix P310 review
Once we get our hands on a Nikon Coolpix P310 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos, followed by an in-depth Nikon Coolpix P310 review. In the meantime entertain yourself with our Nikon Coolpix P500 review and learn about the capabilities of a Nikon Coolpix P-Series camera.