Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
1% more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.48MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 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.

15% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9).
Bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has an extra / smart zoom of 16x, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a unknownx extra / smart zoom digital camera (16x smaller).
32x bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 32x combined zoom digital camera. That's 32x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (unknownx).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4s). Read more

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

30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (unknownfps).
Higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 10x higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (unknownx).
Shorter Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 54.3mm tall digital camera. That's 22mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (76.3mm).
3x thinner Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a depth of 22.1mm. That's 61.2mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (83.3mm).
17% narrower Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a width of 95.2mm. That's 15.9mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (111.1mm).
Cheaper by £97
The Canon IXUS 160 costs £50.00, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is £147.00.
10 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, but the Canon IXUS 160 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, but the Canon IXUS 160 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (20x 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 Canon IXUS 160 (3.1).
65% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 406mm longer than the Canon IXUS 160 (630mm).
5.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum focal length of 22.5mm, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (5.5mm longer).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
A bit larger screen size Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3" screen, but the Canon IXUS 160 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, however the Canon IXUS 160 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
One hundred and fifty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 takes 370.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon IXUS 160 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.

More popular
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 427 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 ranks No. 19985.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP 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.

3x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x 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 Canon IXUS 160 has a minimum aperture of 3.2, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a maximum focal length of 224mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (406mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (80).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a screen size of 2.7". 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.

230,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).
Only 220.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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 Canon IXUS 160 is one month older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less popular
The Canon IXUS 160 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 19985 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 427.
9 Reasons Against
0.02MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MP, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera (0.02MP more).
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture of 5.9, but the Canon IXUS 160 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
3x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

A lot taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a height of 76.3mm, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 54.3mm tall digital camera (22mm shorter).
Hugely thicker Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 83.3mm deep, but the Canon IXUS 160 is a 22.1mm deep digital camera (61.2mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 111.1mm wide, but the Canon IXUS 160 is a 95.2mm wide digital camera (15.9mm narrower).
£97 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 160 by £97.
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 28x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
6.9
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture
3.2 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
224mm 630mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 4 - 112
Extra / Smart Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/7 12/9
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 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
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range
0.5 - 3 0.5 - 4.7
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
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
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ (iSAPS) Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Height
54.3mm
BEST
76.3mm
Depth
22.1mm
BEST
83.3mm
Width
95.2mm
BEST
111.1mm
Weight Including Battery
127g
BEST
430g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Size
NB-11L AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
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
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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