Nikon Coolpix P340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Nikon Coolpix P340
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a megapixel count of 12.2MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3.3).
19,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
70fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a JPEG frame rate of 120fps, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (70fps lower).
Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 31 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix P340 has an average expert review score of 83%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average rating of 80% (based on 34 reviews).
12 Reasons For
A little more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a total megapixel count of 12.8MP, however the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 12.76MP digital camera (0.040000000000001MP less).
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (25x 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 maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum aperture of 6.4, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 600mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (720mm).
A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an internal memory of 86MB, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 56MB internal memory digital camera (30MB smaller).
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 takes 300.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix P340 only takes 220.00 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.

£93 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is £93.33 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix P340.
Available from 17 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 12905 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 ranks No. 140804.
Six more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has 8 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 has 2 awards.
User reviews are a bit better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average user review score of 91% based on 168 reviews, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 has an average rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
0.040000000000001MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a total megapixel count of 12.76MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.8MP digital camera (0.040000000000001MP more).
Five times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (25x 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.

0.8 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 smaller).
600mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 600mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (720mm).
30MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has an internal memory of 56MB, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 86MB internal memory digital camera (30MB bigger).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 220.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 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.

£93 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 by £93.33.
Less retailers
Only 1 retailer sell the Nikon Coolpix P340, whereas 18 shops sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One month older
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 by one month.
Worse selling
The Nikon Coolpix P340 ranks No. 140804 by sales volume, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 ranks No. 12905.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P340 has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has received 8 awards.
A little Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P340's average user rating is 90%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 91% (based on 168 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 12.2MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

46% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (3.3).
Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
Two times lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 120fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (70fps higher).
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 83% (based on 31 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
8 Awards
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Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
12.76MP 12.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 6.4
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length
120mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
5.1 - 25.5 4.3 - 129
Lens Structure
7/6 12/9
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞, 0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.02 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
80 80
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.5 2 - 3.3
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.5 0.6 - 6.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
120fps
BEST
50fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB 86MB
BEST
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.59x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Children
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Children
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 217g
Height
58.3mm 64.6mm
Depth
32mm 34.4mm
Width
103mm 110.7mm
Weight Including Battery
194g
BEST
243g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, LoiLoScope, Adobe Reader
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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