LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon P310 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
P310 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon P310 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately P310 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon P310 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 99 points to choose from.
Nikon P310 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon P310, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon P310 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
P310 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon P310 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect P310 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon P310 is powered by EN-EL12 battery which provides a shooting life of 230 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon P310 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon P310 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon P310 is $399.95