Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Nikon Coolpix L340
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (16x). 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.

198mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length of 630mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only a 432mm maximum focal length digital camera (198mm shorter).
20% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4.5mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (27mm).
30% shorter Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 76.3mm tall. That's 22.2mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (98.5mm).
57% thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 83.3mm deep digital camera. That's 47.4mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (130.7mm).
25.7mm narrower Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 111.1mm wide digital camera. That's 25.7mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (136.8mm).
370.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 only takes 360.00 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.

Cheaper by £442
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs £442 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000.
Better selling
The Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 280 by number of sales, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ranks No. 68651.
14 Reasons For
0.42MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a total megapixel count of 20.9MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 20.48MP digital camera (0.42MP less).
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a digital zoom of 4x, however 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.

5.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a maximum aperture of 11, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (5.1 bigger).
11% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (2.8).
Vastly bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 32x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 32x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (32x).
24,000 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (24,000 lower).
Hugely longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but 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.

461,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39", but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a unknown" viewfinder screen size digital camera (0.39" smaller).
Vastly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.88x, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a unknownx lens magnification ratio digital camera (1.88x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 1,200mAh battery, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a unknownmAh battery digital camera (1,200mAh smaller).
Available from 7 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are vastly better
Based on 68 expert reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average review score of 87%, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
Based on 153 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average review score of 93%, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.42MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (20.9MP).
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (4x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5.1 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (11).
A bit larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
15x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 24,000 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (25,600).
Fourteen times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 56s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (60s). Read more

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

Hugely lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (921,000 pixels).
Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is only stocked by 6 retailers, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is stocked by 13 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average expert score is only 60%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000's is 87% (based on 68 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000's is 93% (based on 153 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
0.099999999999998MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an optical zoom of 16x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (12x 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.

46% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 432mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 198mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (432mm).
17% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a minimum focal length of 27mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (4.5mm shorter).
Taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 98.5mm tall, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 76.3mm tall digital camera (22.2mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 130.7mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 83.3mm deep digital camera (47.4mm thinner).
25.7mm wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 136.8mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 111.1mm wide digital camera (25.7mm narrower).
Ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 360.00, 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.

£442 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by £442.
Eight months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by eight months.
Worse selling
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ranks No. 68651 by sales volume, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 280.

Awards

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CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Silver
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
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 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP 20.9MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
16x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.1 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
630mm
BEST
432mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 9.1 - 146
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 32x
Lens Structure
12/9 15/11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking 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 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞ / 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.03 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞

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
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
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
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced on
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 1 - 9.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.3 - 13.5

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.88x

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 780g
Height
76.3mm
BEST
98.5mm
Depth
83.3mm
BEST
130.7mm
Width
111.1mm
BEST
136.8mm
Weight Including Battery
430g
BEST
831g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE/SILKYPIX Developer Studio/LoiLoScope/Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
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

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
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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