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Nikon Coolpix P340

$585.31
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.2 megapixel 5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 12.2MP 5x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix P340 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix P340 number 397 across all digital cameras.
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17 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 17 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and it is robust.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix P340?

The Nikon Coolpix P340 is 103mm wide and 58.3mm tall. It is 32mm deep and weighs 194g.

Nikon Coolpix P340 front dimensions

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Nikon Coolpix P340 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which said that this camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 15 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this camera is 83%.

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Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens.

  • The best part about the camera is its very fast lens which gives amazing low light quality…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • It has fantastic lens which can produce excellent macro shots at lose range…
    Litlight (Amazon) - March 2016

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three people who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images.

  • The best part about the camera is its very fast lens which gives amazing low light quality…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • It does outdo many of its competitors on the price front while also offering solid features to lure photographers…
  • The best in image quality, viewing angles…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • The camera is capable of delivering some impressive images…
  • It has limitations with regards to shooting on overly bright days…

Customers Report it is Robust

Four people concluded that the product was well made.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Three customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix P340 considered that it was good quality.

  • The best part about the camera is its very fast lens which gives amazing low light quality…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • The best in image quality, viewing angles…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • Solid build quality…
    Paul (Amazon) - February 2016

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P340 was compact.

  • Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years…
    Nothingwired.com January 2015
  • It's by no means a “cheap” compact, b…
  • Nice compact camera which allows full control of all functions…
    Paul (Amazon) - February 2016

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The Coolpix P340 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.2 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix P340 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 194 grams, the Nikon Coolpix P340 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P340 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix P340 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix P340 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Coolpix P340 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The Coolpix P340 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 1.83 hours) amongst cameras of this age. The average battery recharge time of cameras is 3.1h, and the battery recharge times range from 1.8h to 5h.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Nikon Coolpix P340 does not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P340 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix P340 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the Coolpix P340's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is one of the smallest. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P340 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x, and the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix P340 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix P340 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3984 x 2656, 3968 x 2232, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Nikon Coolpix P340 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix P340 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 26mm.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix P340 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon p340bk
Barcodes 00018208264599, 00018208939329, 00018208939374, 00018208997985, 00018208997992, 04960759143129, 05054230628454, 08033737553404

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