Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-RX100

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Nikon Coolpix L340
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24.4x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100 (3.6x). 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 maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100 (4.9).
484mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length of 630mm, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 is only a 146mm maximum focal length digital camera (484mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5.5mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100 (28mm).
Four supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has four supported batteries, however the Sony DSC-RX100 only has one supported battery.
Cheaper by £87
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs £147.00, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 is £233.99.
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 189 by number of sales, but the Sony DSC-RX100 ranks No. 17394.
11 Reasons For
3% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.42MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.9MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 54x digital zoom digital camera. That's 52x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (54x). 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.

1.3 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (1.3 larger).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is 30s maximum shutter speed. 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.

63% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 769,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (1,229,000 pixels).
40.4mm shorter Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is 35.9mm tall. That's 40.4mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (35.9mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 58.1mm deep digital camera. That's 25.2mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (58.1mm).
10% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera. That's 9.5mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (101.6mm).
23 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Vastly better expert reviews
Based on 158 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100 is 88%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
A bit better user reviews
Based on 674 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100 is 91%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.42MP less than the Sony DSC-RX100 (20.9MP).
52x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 52x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100 (54x). 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.

A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1.3 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100 (30s). Read more

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

769,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 769,000 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100 (1,229,000 pixels).
53% taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 76.3mm tall digital camera. That's 40.4mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX100 (35.9mm).
31% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a depth of 83.3mm. That's 25.2mm thicker than the Sony DSC-RX100 (58.1mm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a width of 111.1mm. That's 9.5mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX100 (101.6mm).
Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is only stocked by 6 retailers, however the Sony DSC-RX100 is stocked by 29 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Expert review Rating is hugely Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340 only has an average expert score of 60%, but the Sony DSC-RX100 has an average expert rating of 88% (based on 158 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user score of 89%, but the Sony DSC-RX100 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 674 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 3.6x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24.4x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3.6x). 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.

1 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4.9).
4x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a maximum focal length of 146mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (484mm longer).
20% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (28mm).
Only one supported battery Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four supported batteries.
More expensive by £87
The Sony DSC-RX100 is £86.99 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Older by nine months
The Sony DSC-RX100 is nine months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 17394 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 189.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 20.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP 20.9MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
3.6x
Digital Zoom
2x 54x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture
3.1 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
630mm
BEST
146mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 28 - 146
Lens Structure
12/9 7/6

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
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
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 0.55 - 6.3
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.3 - 17.1

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 240g
Height
76.3mm 35.9mm
BEST
Depth
83.3mm 58.1mm
BEST
Width
111.1mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
430g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

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
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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