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Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Digital Camera

$214.00
Compact Camera 16MP 12x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Easy to use
Good quality lens
273 Reviews + 3 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This Canon camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this medium megapixel digital camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar this medium megapixel digital camera has an overall expert rating of 74%.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 87%. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,684 owner and expert reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Four owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS thought it did not have good technical guidance. Sunshine mentioned in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk three years ago “The instructions book is not very helpful or easy to follow for anyone with little experience with cameras”. White Rabbit gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars out of 5 and said “Photographs excellent support on website and instruction book are really poor”. Cj mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Only problem is downloading the instructions” .


Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-eight customers considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Paulyb mentioned “It's a tad paler than the photo so not bad looking”. They also wrote “Not excessively so; the outcome is a reliable and well exposed image” in their review. Rob gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Even though colour and vibrancy is boosted it arguably creates a more appealing image on the eye”.

Three customers who purchased the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS reckoned that it was good in low light. Pdbh51 mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Auto mode works very well in a wide range of conditions especially impressive in low light conditions” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Paulyb wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Low light photos come out nicely” . C. Patten mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Great little point and shoot that worked well in low light (dusk not night), enabled clear videos”.

Three people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Nh6161 said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Great for taking out and about and shooting quick snap shots on the move”. Tallstoo wrote “High quality, great resolution easy to use compact digital camera.”. Wine Country gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “Canon quality, great zoom and pixels, very much like my older Canon”.

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Good Quality Lens

Fifteen customers considered that the product had a good zoom. Paul B rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Even at maximum (optical) zoom the clarity is top notch”. Two years ago Pat Davies said “It's zoom is amazing”. Charles scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Good Optical Zoom and Image stabilization”.

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good autofocus. Amymitzy mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This camera focus is fast and accurate” and scored the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Gj wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Earlier models were a bit slow on occasions for focusing when that quick snap was sought” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Flash

Two customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good flash. Paulyb wrote in their review of this digital camera “Flash free indoor exposures show little noise”. Willyum R gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “This is by far my favourite - with the flash turned off it still takes excellent indoor photos”.

Good Video Capture

Seven owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Charles he wrote on expert website Walmart.com “Low light photos and Video are good.”. Nanam said “Takes great photos and movies” in their review of this digital camera. Amymitzy gave the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned two years ago “Love the video aspect as well”.


Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-four people said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS was easy to use. Philip said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Light weight and easy to use”. Seán Óg mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It is a good quality point and shoot camera which is easy enough to use and produces great photos” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Mr. B. Hawkins said three years ago “An excellent little camera bought as stop gap when a removal firm removed my other cameras! Ostensibly simple to use” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Very Good Image Quality

Twenty-six customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Expert Reviews said “Very good image quality”. Digitalversus.com scored the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “Excellent responsiveness and good picture quality make it a perfect companion for any occasion”. R. Nash said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The photo quality is absolutely brilliant” in their review of this digital camera.

Sleek, Stylish Body

Five people said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert Reviews mentioned “Sleek, stylish body”. Mrs J Perrin wrote three years ago “Nice style and love the colour”. B. James said “Pretty decent photos and a nice form factor” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Linda J. Wright mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Very neat and compact producing superb pictures” in her review of this digital camera. Kim Joy said “Very neat will fit into a smallish handbag or even your pocket”. Ken C mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Neat and compact, ideal for pocket or handbag, relatively easy to use”.

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Robust

Six people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS considered that it was well made. The Lambanana mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “BUILD QUALITY ============= Solid”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Well built and solid without being too big or heavy” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. C.e.isherwood mentioned in their review of this digital camera in the same month “This item is fit for purpose and well made” .

Three owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Neil S. gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Hopefully they are robust enough for the job”. Mrs S. E. A. Gibbs said “A good weight, strong and robust” in her review of this digital camera. Clive T Honest mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Robust (we have had it for about a year” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Sam gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote two years ago “Have a big Canon reliable for years”. Also two years ago Adam Russell mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “This camera has proved reliable”.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2014.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seventeen owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com said “A smart and stylish compact camera which is an ideal choice for those looking for something that they can easily slip into a pocket” and gave the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS a rating of 80 out of 100. R. Nash scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Really love how compact it is and how it really is no trouble to carry around on a daily basis” in their review of this digital camera. Pdbh51 said “Excellent very small camera with good picture quality and very impressive zoom for such a compact body” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Nanam mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It was too heavy to keep in a pocket”. Sam he wrote on expert website Walmart.com two years ago “Heavy & bulky for travel” in his review of this digital camera. Judith W. scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Lighter and less bulky”.

Two people considered that the product was lightweight. Powdersnow wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Great camera, lightweight and high spec”. A to Z mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk three years ago “It's lightweight”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 130 grams, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Roseyrosebud wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS three years ago “Good photographs and special features” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. In the same month Paul B he said “Yes there are some features missing that other compacts offer”. Also three years ago The Lambanana gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “FEATURES ======== It has some nice features which allow you to manipulate the photos”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 7, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.6, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera. The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. The still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Live View

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a wrist strap included. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a wrist strap included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera range from 3s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has one of the slower flash recharging times amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. Two years ago website Amazon.co.uk scored the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “So quiet you don't know it's on”. They also said “Very quiet” in their review. And also mentioned “It's almost dead quiet”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Seven customers who bought it thought it had a good battery life. Rob mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Controls good, battery life good”. She54 wrote two years ago “The result is extra battery charging” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS a score of 80 out of 100. Also two years ago Bruce he mentioned “We also bought a second battery and made sure both were charged”.


Product Identifiers

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