Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Pentax XG-1

Nikon Coolpix L340
Pentax XG-1

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MPMP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Pentax XG-1 (16MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MPMP digital camera. That's 3.69MP more than the Pentax XG-1 (16.79MP).
6% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Pentax XG-1 (5.6).
7% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Pentax XG-1 (24mm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Pentax XG-1 (100).
65% bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 43MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 27.6MB bigger than the Pentax XG-1 (15.4MB).
A lot lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a weight of 430gg, but the Pentax XG-1 is a 539g digital camera (109g heavier). 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.

Shorter Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 76.3mmmm tall. That's 12.7mm shorter than the Pentax XG-1 (89mm).
14.2mm thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 83.3mmmm deep digital camera. That's 14.2mm thinner than the Pentax XG-1 (97.5mm).
8% narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 111.1mmmm wide digital camera. That's 7.9mm narrower than the Pentax XG-1 (119mm).
Four supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a four supported battery digital camera, whereas the Pentax XG-1 only has one supported battery.
370 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370 shots, but the Pentax XG-1 only takes 240.00 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.

Cheaper by $228
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs $228.17 less than the Pentax XG-1.
9 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
5 Reasons For
47% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 52x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (52x). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4x). 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.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,199 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3,200).
459,540 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,540 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
86% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 24x smaller than the Pentax XG-1 (52x). 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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Pentax XG-1 (4x). 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.

0.3 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
3199x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,199 lower than the Pentax XG-1 (3,200).
Hugely lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,540 pixels lower than the Pentax XG-1 (460,000 pixels).
15 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (16MP). 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.

3.69MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 3.69MP less than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (16.79MP).
6% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.6).
7% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (24mm).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (100).
Vastly smaller internal memory Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 15.4MB internal memory digital camera. That's 27.6MB smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (15.4MB).
109g heavier Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a weight of 539g, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 430gg digital camera (109g lighter). 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.

12.7mm taller Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is an 89mm tall digital camera. That's 12.7mm taller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (89mm).
15% thicker Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a depth of 97.5mm. That's 14.2mm thicker than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (97.5mm).
7% wider Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a width of 119mm. That's 7.9mm wider than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (119mm).
Only one supported battery Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has one supported battery, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four supported batteries.
Only 240.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 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.

More expensive by $228
The Pentax XG-1 is $228.17 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Not as many stockists
The Pentax XG-1 is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is stocked by 11 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by eight months
The Pentax XG-1 is eight months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
16.79MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x 52x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.1 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
630mm
BEST
1,248mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 4.3 - 223.6
Lens Structure
12/9 15/13
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 208x

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 1.2 - 3.7
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.5 - 7.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 640x480@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 640x480@60fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
43MB
BEST
15.4MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g
BEST
539g
Height
76.3mm
BEST
89mm
Depth
83.3mm
BEST
97.5mm
Width
111.1mm
BEST
119mm
Weight Including Battery
430g
BEST
567g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA LB-060
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots
BEST
240 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Pentium 4, 1.5 GHz
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 1GB

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed Range
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
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