Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 16.05MP digital camera (4.15MP 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.

Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1.4x optical zoom digital camera (26.6x 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.

A lot smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.4 bigger).
81% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (5.6).
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ranks No. 245000.
User reviews are slightly better
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). 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.

Significantly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s shorter). Read more

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

Expert reviews are hugely better
Based on 65 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert review score of 85%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 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.

Fourteen times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s longer). Read more

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

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Hugely Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix L340 only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 65 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
4.15MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel count of 16.05MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.15MP higher). 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.

Twenty times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an optical zoom of 1.4x, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (26.6x 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.

2.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum aperture of 3.5, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.6).
Two months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by two months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ranks No. 245000 by sales volume, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 134.
A little Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).

Awards

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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16.05MP
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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
1.4x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9
BEST
3.5
Minimum Aperture
3.1
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length
630mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 14 - 42
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@50fps
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 390g
Height
76.3mm 84.6mm
Depth
83.3mm 71.4mm
Width
111.1mm 122.45mm
Weight Including Battery
430g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

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
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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