Nikon Coolpix P310
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The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a compact camera that's easy to take along wherever you go. But unlike most point-and-shoot cameras, this pocket-friendly Nikon is outfitted with many of the hands-on settings and controls you'd expect in a larger SLR camera.
Dial in just the right look
Today's cameras all feature goof-proof automatic shooting, but this Nikon really shines when you switch it over to manual mode for composing more advanced shots. You can choose the aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and focus settings to give your images the exact look you want. The P310 puts those important controls at your fingertips on the outside of the camera where you can make adjustments quickly and efficiently. You'll spend less time wading through the menu, and more time capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Fun features for better photos
Along with precise control and responsive handling, the P310 gives you plenty of other helpful features, too. Its wide-angle field of view lets you easily capture expansive landscapes or large crowds in a single frame. Sweep panorama mode lets you move the camera across the landscape, then the P310 stitches the images together into one shot. The 3" high-res LCD offers a bright, super-detailed view when evaluating your shots, or just sharing the fun with others. High-speed capture mode snaps blur-free full-resolution photos of your subject in motion at up to 7 frames per second. For a change of pace, you can switch to 1080p HD movie mode and shoot a video instead. Or even try out the 3D mode to add a new dimension to your photographs.
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|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-100mm|
|Internal Memory||90 MB|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3" CMOS|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||6.9|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
3" LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix P310 has a 3" Ultra-High resolution LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both shooting and playback modes.
Note: The P310 does not have a separate viewfinder.
Image Sensor/Processor: The Coolpix P310 features a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.79-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels. The EXPEED C2 Image Processing engine delivers high-quality, natural-looking pictures with stunning color and sharpness.
Optics: The Coolpix P310 digital camera uses a 4.2x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for superb image quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon. The Zoom-NIKKOR lens is designed for the specific camera and image sensor combination. The lens has a focal length of 4.3-17.9mm that is equivalent to a 24-100mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 2x digital zoom, the camera's total zoom capability is 8.4x. The angle of view is equivalent up to a 200mm lens (35mm format).
Zoom Memory: When the zoom control is operated, the zoom stops at the following preset focal lengths: 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 85mm, and 100mm. The function is similar to having 7 different prime lenses on a D-SLR camera. You can select any or all of the presets in the menu. (Zoom Memory is only available in the P, S, A, or M shooting modes.) You can set the camera to a specific Startup Zoom Position in advance.
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix P310 offers Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting. The camera automatically detects the panning direction (horizontally or vertically) and compensates for camera shake by shifting the lens.
Motion Detection: Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts the shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
Best Shot Selector (BSS): Nikon's Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed, and then saves the sharpest image.
File Formats: The Coolpix P310 records still images in JPEG format. 3D photos are stored in MPO format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo). You can choose from three compression ratios for each image size: Fine (1:4), Normal (1:8), or Basic (1:16). There are nine still image size options and five movie options:
Note: The maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, or 4 GB file size.
3D Photography: The Coolpix P310 can record 3D pictures viewable on a 3D-compatible TV or monitor. The camera takes one picture for each eye to simulate a three-dimensional image. After the first picture is taken using the shutter release, you must move the camera horizontally to the right and align it with the guide on the monitor. The camera then takes the second picture automatically. Pictures taken in this mode are saved in MPO format with Normal image compression, and 1920 x 1080 image size.
High Speed Movies: In addition to standard movies, you can record movies at higher and lower frame rates that, when played back, become slow motion or fast motion movies. There are three HS Movie options:
Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 90 MB internal memory for storing still images and movies with sound.
Recording Media: In addition to the built-in memory, images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images automatically record to the internal memory. The camera can support 2 GB SD cards, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of 48 GB to 128 GB. In addition, the camera is compatible with Eye-Fi cards.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
Continuous Shooting: In the P, S, A, or M shooting modes, you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second and 2 second timer for self-portraits. In addition, the camera can use face detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a smile is detected (Smile Timer).
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus:
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the subject and composition. The choices include:
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in Center AF mode.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 17' at the maximum wide-angle position and 6'-2" at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.
Blink Warning Function: The Blink Warning function is available when you are shooting in Face Priority mode. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps, using a rotary dial on the top of the camera.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the following ISO settings:
White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto Normal, Auto Warm, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent (FL1 to FL3), Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions. Up to three preset values can be saved in Pre1, Pre2, or Pre3.
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix P310 has a built-in flash with a range of 1'-8" to 21' (Wide angle) and 1'-8" to 8'-2" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between two auto-focus modes:
Voice Recording: Audio voice memos for pictures can be recorded over the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the unit's built-in speaker. Memos can be up to 20 seconds in length. Memos are saved as WAV files.
Slide Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time. While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix P310 to edit recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the following editing functions:
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 29 different menu display languages including English, Spanish or French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print. Pictures can be printed as followed:
Power Requirements: The Coolpix P310 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL12). The battery is charged using the supplied EH-69P Charging AC adapter. The supplied rechargeable battery will last up to approximately 230 shots or 1 hour 5 minutes of HD movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges in about 4 hours using the supplied EH-69P Charging AC Adapter, or 2.5 hours using the optional MH-65 Battery Charger. You can also charge the battery in the camera when it is connected to a computer via USB.
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
HDMI: The Coolpix P310 is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type C) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The camera's HDMI output can be set to Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i.
USB/Audio-Video Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied AV (EG-CP16) cable or USB cable (UC-E6). This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied USB cable, or view your photos on a TV using the supplied AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.
ViewNX 2 Software CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains the following modules:
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with the following Operating Systems:
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