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
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Marginally bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 28x 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 4x, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 2x 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 90mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (630mm).
11s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

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

Expert reviews are better
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an average expert review score of 69%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).
10 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 16MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a total megapixels of 20.48MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 16.6MP digital camera (3.88MP less).
0.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (3.1).
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 22.5mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
20 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
230,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has four number of batteries supporteds, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only has one number of batteries supported.
One hundred and eighty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is only takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

User reviews are better
Based on 97 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average review score of 89%, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an average rating of 84% (based on 73 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a total megapixels of 16.6MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera (3.88MP more).
A little bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has a maximum aperture number of 5.8, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
9% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 3.4 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3.1).
Moderately longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX400 is is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
230,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels higher).
Three less number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has one number of batteries supported, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
One hundred and eighty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a digital camera that takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an average user rating of 84%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 30x 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 2x, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 4x 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 90mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is (630mm).
Three times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX400 is is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

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Ten months older
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX400 is by ten months.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L340 only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Canon PowerShot SX400 is has an average expert rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.6MP 20.48MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
28x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.8 5.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm
BEST
630mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4 - 112
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0 - 0.5 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.14 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Forced off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
1.4 - 3 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 4.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 43MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 4
BEST
Battery Type
NB-11LH AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
190 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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