Canon IXUS 170 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Canon IXUS 170
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.48MP).
50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (2x). 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.

1.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 7 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9).
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 80% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% based on 45 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).
9 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (20.2MP). 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.

58% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 16x bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (28x). 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.

17% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, however the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length of 630mm, but the Canon IXUS 170 is only a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (330mm shorter).
12% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2.5mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (22.5mm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (80).
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Canon IXUS 170 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (460,000 pixels).
370.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370.00, but the Canon IXUS 170 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.2MP). 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.

Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 12x optical zoom digital camera. That's 16x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (28x). 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.

14% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum aperture of 3.6, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
330mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum focal length of 300mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (330mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (80).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).
Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon IXUS 170 is 200.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370.00 shots per battery charge. 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.

7 Reasons Against
1% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP less than the Canon IXUS 170 (20.48MP).
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (2x). 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.

1.1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (5.9).
11s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

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Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average expert score is only 60%, however the Canon IXUS 170's is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average user score is 89%, however the Canon IXUS 170's is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 28x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
7
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.6 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm 630mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 54 4 - 112
Extra / Smart Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
9/7 12/9
Combined Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.5 - 4.7
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Height
57.6mm 76.3mm
Depth
22.6mm 83.3mm
Width
99.6mm 111.1mm
Weight Including Battery
141g
BEST
430g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Size
NB-11L/ NB-11LH AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 AV
 USB
 AV
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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