Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 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.

10% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9).
13 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.1MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

Image stabiliser Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an image stabiliser, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4.04MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.44MP digital camera (4.04MP less).
23x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (23x smaller). 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.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (3.1).
80% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 500mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (630mm).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.5mm longer).
A bit larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a screen size of 3", however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). 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.

230,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
Two more supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has four supported batteries, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 only has two supported batteries.
One hundred and 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 Nikon Coolpix L31 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.

More popular
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 134 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 ranks No. 34789.
User reviews are better
Based on 97 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average review score of 89%, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 has an average rating of 84% (based on 124 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
26% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP 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.

Does not have an image stabiliser Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabiliser, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.44MP digital camera. That's 4.04MP less than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.48MP).
Five times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 23x 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.

0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
500mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum focal length of 130mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (500mm longer).
14% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 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 Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).
Only two supported batteries Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a two supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four supported batteries.
Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L31 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.

Older by one month
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is one month older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 34789 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 134.
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L31's average user score is 84%, however the Nikon Coolpix L340's is 89% (based on 97 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x 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 Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 20.48MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 28x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.2 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
130mm 630mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4 - 112
Lens Structure
6/5 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 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
4s 4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.6 0.5 - 4.7
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 640 x 480
BEST
 640 x 480
Video Format
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
17MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
10 10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
160g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
59.4mm 76.3mm
Depth
28.9mm 83.3mm
Width
96.4mm 111.1mm
Weight Including Battery
160g
BEST
430g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
2 4
BEST
Battery Size
AA AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 EXPEED C2
 EXPEED C2
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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