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Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Pentax XG-1

Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Pentax XG-1

Nikon Coolpix L340
Pentax XG-1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP 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.

6% smaller maximum aperture number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22.5mm. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Pentax XG-1 (24mm).
65% bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 43MB internal memory digital camera. That's 27.6MB bigger than the Pentax XG-1 (15.4MB).
370.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370.00, but the Pentax XG-1 only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax XG-1 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.

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 number Edit
Pentax XG-1 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 1,248mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (618mm shorter).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
86% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x 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 2x 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture number of 3.1, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 630mm maximum focal length, but the Pentax XG-1 is a 1,248mm maximum focal length digital camera (618mm longer).
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6 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel 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.

6% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 0.3 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.6).
7% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Pentax XG-1 is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (24mm).
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).
Only 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a digital camera that takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP
BEST
16.79MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
5.9
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
630mm 1,248mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 112 4.3 - 223.6
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 15/13
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 208x

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
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 (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 1.2 - 3.7
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 0.5 - 7.5
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
43MB
BEST
15.4MB
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
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
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 539g
Height
76.3mm 89mm
Depth
83.3mm 97.5mm
Width
111.1mm 119mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
567g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA LB-060
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots
BEST
240 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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