Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon Coolpix L340
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
0.099999999999998MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP lower). 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.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
18.7mm shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 76.3mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera (18.7mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a depth of 83.3mm, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 122.3mm deep digital camera (39mm thicker).
17% narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a width of 111.1mm, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera (18.5mm wider).
Three more supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has four supported batteries, however the Sony DSC-H400 only has one supported battery.
Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only takes 300.00 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.

£73 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs £147.00, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is £219.99.
More popular
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 189 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 3393.
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 97 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average review score of 89%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 88% (based on 468 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 35x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (63x). 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.

99% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera. That's 124x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (126x). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (6.5).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3,200).
87% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (30s). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,800 pixels).
17 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-H400 is 69% based on 12 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (35x bigger). 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.

124x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (124x bigger). 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.

11% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

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

800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
Not as many stockists
Only 6 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix L340, however 23 shops sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L340 only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Sony DSC-H400 has an average expert rating of 69% (based on 12 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (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.

Moderately larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a minimum aperture of 3.4, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
18.7mm taller Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 95mm tall digital camera. That's 18.7mm taller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (95mm).
32% thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a depth of 122.3mm. That's 39mm thicker than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (122.3mm).
15% wider Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a width of 129.6mm. That's 18.5mm wider than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (129.6mm).
Only one supported battery Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has one supported battery, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four supported batteries.
Only 300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

More expensive by £73
The Sony DSC-H400 is £72.99 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Older by eight months
The Sony DSC-H400 is eight months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-H400 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3393 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 189.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Sony DSC-H400 has an average user score of 88%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.1
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length
630mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

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
 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
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 200
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 628g
Height
76.3mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
83.3mm
BEST
122.3mm
Width
111.1mm
BEST
129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
430g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots
BEST
300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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