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Nikon Coolpix L340 Digital Camera

20.2MP 28x CCD Mar 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Looking for a classic-styled camera that can take you from wide-angle to telephoto, yet still be compact The 20-megapixel COOLPIX L340 is all that and more, putting you right at the heart of the... More
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24 Reasons For

A Best Selling Digital Camera

The Coolpix L340 is one the fastest selling camera currently available for sale according to Amazon sales data.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Nikon is one of the better rated brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix L340 supports video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L340 which do not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Coolpix L340 has a GPS, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L340 do not have a GPS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a GPS currently available including the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price], or the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Cameras of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 1.3" and 3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price], or the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] both from Canon which has better reviews; or the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix L340 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L340 do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon which is cheaper; or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Coolpix L340 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon which is cheaper; or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix L340 have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 21MP. The Coolpix L340 has a fairly high megapixel count (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L340.

There are a number of other 20.2MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price].

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price], or the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price] all from Nikon or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the IXUS 170[pl_2701303_price], or the IXUS 170[pl_2701303_price] both from Canon.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 28 times zoom factor, the Coolpix L340 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The optical zooms of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L340 range from 2.8x to 40x.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Four Supported Batteries

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix L340 only have between one and three supported batteries, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has four supported batteries.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix L340 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix L340 is 360mm. With a maximum focal length of 630 millimeters, the Coolpix L340 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix L340.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L340.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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370 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L340 take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge, including the Coolpix L340 which takes 370 shots per battery charge.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Coolpix L340 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix L340. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix L340 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a better display than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Nikon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix L340.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Coolpix L340 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix L340 the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 22.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix L340 the minimum focal lengths range from 3.1mm to 38mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix L340, the Coolpix L340 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L340, the Coolpix L340 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix L340, the Nikon Coolpix L340 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Coolpix L340 is not 3D compatible.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix L340 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix L340. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix L340 have digital zooms of between 2x and 120x.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price] (4x), or the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (4x) both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix L340 that we have assessed, the Coolpix L340's weight of 430 grams is one of the heaviest. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L340 have weights of between 100g and 460g, and the average weight is 190g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] (141g and higher rated); or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] (161g and cheaper), or the Coolpix S6600[pl_1988959_price] (165g and cheaper) both from Nikon.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix L340 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix L340. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 5.9, the Coolpix L340 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The average maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago is 6.6, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 16.

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Very Thick

When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix L340, the Nikon Coolpix L340's depth of 83.3 millimeters is one of the thickest. The depths of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix L340 range from 18mm to 86mm, and the average depth is 33mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon Coolpix L340

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix L340 over a year ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Technical Details

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208943104, 08033737554609, 08431016340514

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