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Nikon Coolpix P340 Digital Camera

$665.31
Compact Camera 12.2MP 5x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good technical features
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35 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 83% based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint. The expert review sites think this Nikon camera is one of the better cameras of this spec and age.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix P340 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Coolpix P340 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix P340 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Smart TV

Exit Le GPS

Three people reckoned that it did not have gps. Dp Review mentioned “Apertura massima in posizione tele solo 5.6, durata della batteria limitata, ricarica incamera, assente il GPS, usabilit complessa per i principianti” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

A Rare Quality for a Compact

Fourteen customers who purchased the product concluded that it was compact. Dp Review mentioned “The jpegs are good and the RAW files are spectacular for a compact”. Nothingwired.com wrote “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com said three years ago “Last year's Coolpix P330 had a compact body and a fast f/1.8 lens”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 194 grams, the Coolpix P340 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 1.83 hours, the Coolpix P340 has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst cameras of this age. The shortest battery recharge time of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 1.8h and the longest is 2.5h.

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 26mm. The Nikon Coolpix P340 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 11. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Coolpix P340 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P340 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the SX280 HS, and the SX230 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm XQ1 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P340 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon S120 ($550) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95) (24x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 420,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix P340 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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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 of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the EOS 1D MarkIII ($810), or the SX280 HS both from Canon or the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm which has better reviews.

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Memory

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Coolpix P340 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 19GB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix P340 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a batteries included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix P340 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix P340 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix P340 has a self-timer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P340 reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Indianexpress.com wrote “It does outdo many of its competitors on the price front while also offering solid features to lure photographers”. Paul mentioned on Amazon “You can customize various buttons to allow quick access to key features eg exposure compensation, ISO etc” in his review of this digital camera.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon P7700, the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi, and the Olympus PEN E-PM1 is also worth considering.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expert website Dxomark.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P340 review “Seemingly improved battery life” . Litlight scored it 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Battery life is fairly reasonable”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix P340 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the SX50 HS, and the S110 both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 is also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix P340 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3984 x 2656, 3968 x 2232, 3264 x 2448, 3000 x 3000, 2272 x 1704 and 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200. Low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix P340 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera do not support Wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the S110, the SX280 HS, or the S120 ($550) all from Canon.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera, the Coolpix P340 does not feature bluetooth.

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Design

Wellbuilt, Excellent 1.8 Lens, Manual Control, Highqualit 1080p Video, Micro USB Charging

Nine owners concluded that the product was well made. Firstpost.com mentioned “Wellbuilt, excellent 1.8 lens, manual control, highqualit 1080p video, micro USB charging” . Expert website Indiatimes.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P340 review “Well-built, excellent f1.8 lens, manual control, high-qu”. Indiatimes.com also wrote “PRICE Rs 18,950 Specifications 12.2 MP CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom VR lens, f1.8, 3-inch (921k dot) LCD, built in flash, WiFi, 1080p video, ISO 80-3200, micro USB + micro HDMI, 194 grams Positives” in their review.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Reviewed.com mentioned “Nikon's current crop is perhaps the most robust of all the major manufacturers next to Canon, replete w” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P340.

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Design Compatto E Funzionale, Buona Qualit Di Immagine, Ottimo Livello Di Comando, Luminoso Obiettivo 1.8, Filtro ND Integrato

One owner said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P340 was well designed. Dp Review said in their Nikon Coolpix P340 review on DP Review “Design compatto e funzionale, buona qualit di immagine, ottimo livello di comando, luminoso obiettivo 1.8, filtro ND integrato” but despite that they only rated it 1 stars.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was neat.

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Quality Lens

Seven owners who purchased the product said that it was good quality. Dp Review wrote “A rare quality for a compact”. Firstpost.com wrote “Good picture quality up to 800 ISO” but they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Firstpost.com also said “Quality lens” in their review.

Excellent Control Layout

Five owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. Three years ago Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Excellent control layout” however they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Firstpost.com mentioned “Brilliantly designed control ring” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Paul wrote on Amazon “Nice compact camera which allows full control of all functions” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to handle. Firstpost.com said three years ago “Nice handling” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P340.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Firstpost.com rated the product 6 stars and said “The dials on the camera help in quickly changing settings” in their review of this digital camera.

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Support

Manual Controls

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had good technical guidance. Dp Review said on DP Review “Manual controls”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P340 wrote that it was noisy. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Nikon always do good jpegs with fine noise reduction”.

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix P340 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Nikon Always Do Good Jpegs With Fine Noise Reduction

One owner who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P340 wrote that it was noisy. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Nikon always do good jpegs with fine noise reduction”.


Sharp Rear Display

One customer considered that it had a good screen. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera “Sharp rear display”.

Good Flash

Two customers concluded that it had a good flash.

Good Videos

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “1080 60 video capture” but despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Quality Lens

Eleven customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good lens. Three years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Sharp, wide-aperture lens”. Expert website Nothingwired.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “The best part about the camera is its very fast lens which gives amazing low light quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P340. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The lens is a fast f1.8 maximum aperture”.

Two people said that this digital camera had a good zoom. Three years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera “Same 1/1.7" 12.2-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, same 24-120mm f/1.8-5.6 zoom lens with built-in ND filter, same 7.5”. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P340 “445(street) Superior compactThis 12 megapixel compact camera has a zoom lens with a film-equivalent range of 24—120mm with optical stabilisation” yet they scored it 3 stars.

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Low-Noise, High-ISO Images

Eleven people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Low-noise, high-ISO images”. Firstpost.com mentioned “Rafale de 8 images par seconde” in their Nikon Coolpix P340 review however despite that they rated this digital camera 1 stars. Expert website Nothingwired.com said “The best in image quality, viewing angles”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review mentioned “10.4fps burst shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also mentioned “Raw shooting support” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It has limitations with regards to shooting on overly bright days” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Three years ago Firstpost.com said “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt fr eine Kompaktkamera (bis ISO 800” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100. Firstpost.com also said “Bonne qualit d'image jusqu' 800 ISO” in their review.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Dp Review mentioned “Very small for a 11.7-inch sensor camera” in their Nikon Coolpix P340 review. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix P340 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix P340 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 low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208939329, 00018208939374, 00018208997985, 00018208997992, 05054230628454, 08033737553404

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