Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MPMP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (20.1MPMP). 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.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4.7mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (27.2mmmm).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 2s longer than the Sony DSC-H300 (2ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

65g lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a weight of 430gg, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 495gg digital camera (65g 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.

Cheaper by $121
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs $29.95, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is $150.99.
5 Reasons For
7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35xx, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 28xx optical zoom digital camera (7x 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.

4% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 324mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (954mmmm).
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (2 lower).
12MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an internal memory of 55MBMB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 43MBMB internal memory digital camera (12MB smaller).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
25% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (35xx). 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.

0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length of 630mmmm, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (324mm longer).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 2 lower than the Sony DSC-H300 (3,200).
28% smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 43MBMB internal memory digital camera. That's 12MB smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (55MBMB).
7 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MPMP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

18% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length of 27.2mmmm, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4.7mm shorter).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is only 2ss maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (2s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 is a 495gg digital camera. That's 65g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (495gg). 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.

$121 more expensive
The Sony DSC-H300 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by $121.04.
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Over one year older
The Sony DSC-H300 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by 18 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x 35x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 2x
Maximum Aperture
5.9 5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.1 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
630mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
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 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
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 80
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
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Internal Memory
43MB 55MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
430g
BEST
495g
Height
76.3mm 89mm
Depth
83.3mm 91.7mm
Width
111.1mm 127.5mm
Weight Including Battery
430g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
4 4
Battery Size
AA AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter V.4
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.2 - 954
Camera Shutter Speed Range
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Optical Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2.3
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