Canon PowerShot SX400 is vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Marginally bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an optical zoom of 30xx, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 28xx optical zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a digital zoom of 4xx, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 2xx digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

90mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 720mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 90mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (630mmmm).
Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 313gg digital camera. That's 117g lighter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (430gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

21% thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a depth of 69.1mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 83.3mmmm deep digital camera (14.2mm thicker).
Moderately narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a width of 104.4mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 111.1mmmm wide digital camera (6.7mm wider).
12 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 16MPMP digital camera (4.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.88MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MPMP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 16.6MPMP digital camera (3.88MP less).
0.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (3.1).
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mmmm, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Marginally shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 76.3mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is an 80.1mmmm tall digital camera (3.8mm taller).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has four supported batteries, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only has one supported battery.
One hundred and eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a digital camera that takes 370 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only takes 190 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$110 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs $29.95, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is $139.99.
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MPMP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.88MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a total megapixel count of 16.6MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MPMP digital camera (3.88MP more).
A little bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a maximum aperture of 5.8, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
9% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3.1).
Moderately longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
230 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels higher).
3.8mm taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is an 80.1mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 76.3mmmm tall digital camera (3.8mm shorter).
Three less supported batteries Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has one supported battery, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four supported batteries.
One hundred and eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a digital camera that takes 190 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$110 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by $110.04.
Not as many stockists
Only 7 stores sells the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS, however 11 sellers sell the Nikon Coolpix L340. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
7 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28xx, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 30xx optical zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2xx, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

90mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 90mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (630mmmm).
28% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 430gg digital camera. That's 117g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (430gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

18% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a depth of 83.3mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 69.1mmmm deep digital camera (14.2mm thinner).
6.7mm wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a width of 111.1mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 104.4mmmm wide digital camera (6.7mm narrower).
Nine months older
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is by nine months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 20.48MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
28x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
5.8 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
720mm
BEST
630mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4 - 112
Lens Structure
13/10 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.14 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 4s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Pre-flash
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
1.4 - 3 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 4.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 43MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
10x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
313g
BEST
430g
Height
80.1mm 76.3mm
BEST
Depth
69.1mm
BEST
83.3mm
Width
104.4mm
BEST
111.1mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 430g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 4
BEST
Battery Size
NB-11LH AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
190 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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