Nikon Coolpix P340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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Nikon Coolpix P340
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1.9x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is only a 3.1x optical zoom digital camera (1.9x 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.

38% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 45mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (75mm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
11 Reasons For
5% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 0.6MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (12.8MP). 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.

4.08MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 4.08MP more than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (16.84MP).
65% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (16).
0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a minimum aperture of 1.7, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (51,200).
350.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a digital camera that takes 350.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Cheaper by £22
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 costs £497.00, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 is £518.99.
9 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Nineteen more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has 21 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon Coolpix P340 has 2 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 80 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 90%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 83% (based on 31 reviews).
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 122 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is 91%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 90% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
0.6MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a megapixel count of 12.2MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 12.8MP digital camera (0.6MP 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.

4.08MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a total megapixel count of 12.76MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 16.84MP digital camera (4.08MP more).
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (10.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (1.7).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
One hundred and thirty 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-LX100 only takes 350.00 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.

£22 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 by £21.99.
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Nikon Coolpix P340, whereas 10 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100. 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.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P340 has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has received 21 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P340's average expert rating is 83%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100's is 90% (based on 80 reviews).
A little Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P340's average user rating is 90%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100's is 91% (based on 122 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
62% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 3.1x optical zoom digital camera. That's 1.9x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (3.1x). 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 120mm maximum focal length digital camera (45mm longer).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (100).
Older by three months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is three months older than the Nikon Coolpix P340.

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
21 Awards
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DP Review: Gold
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PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 12.8MP
BEST
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
 4480 x 2520
 3840 x 2160
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4480 x 2520
 3840 x 2160
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 4112 x 3088
 4112 x 3088
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
12.76MP 16.84MP
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
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
3.1x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 16
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.7
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
120mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
5.1 - 25.5 10.9 - 34
Lens Structure
7/6 11/8
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
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 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞
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
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
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
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 2.5 0.3 - 8.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.5 0.6 - 14.1
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
120fps Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x960@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x960@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.38"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.39x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

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
 Art
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Art
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
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 Adjustment Mode
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Colour depth
 Saturation
 Contrast
 Sharpness
 Colour depth
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
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
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
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 351g
Height
58.3mm 66.2mm
Depth
32mm 55mm
Width
103mm 114.8mm
Weight Including Battery
194g
BEST
393g

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 1,025mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 350 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
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/SILKYPIX Developer Studio,LoiLoScope (trial),Adobe Reader
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger

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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speaker
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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