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Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-H300

Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-H300

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Sony DSC-H300

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Sony DSC-H300 (20.1MP). 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 22.5mm minimum focal length. That's 4.7mm shorter than the Sony DSC-H300 (27.2mm).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 supports PictBridge, however the Sony DSC-H300 does not support PictBridge.
5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an image stabilizer, however 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.

7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an optical zoom of 35x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 28x 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum aperture number of 3. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-H300 is 954mm maximum focal length. That's 324mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (954mm).
12MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has an internal memory of 55MB, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 43MB internal memory digital camera (12MB smaller).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
25% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (35x). 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 number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-H300 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H300 is a 954mm maximum focal length digital camera (324mm longer).
28% smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 43MB internal memory digital camera. That's 12MB smaller than the Sony DSC-H300 (55MB).
3 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-H300 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.2mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (4.7mm shorter).
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
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP
BEST
20.4MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
5.9 5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
630mm 954mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
27.2mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 112 4.5 - 157.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
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
 Auto
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 80
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
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 1.5 - 3.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 0.4 - 6.8

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 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
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 495g
Height
76.3mm 89mm
Depth
83.3mm 91.7mm
Width
111.1mm 127.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
590g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
4 4
Battery Type
AA AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5152 x 3864
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter V.4
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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