Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (16MP). 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.

3.98MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 3.98MP more than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (16.5MP).
15% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (24x). 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 bit longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length of 630mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is only a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera (30mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2.5mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (25mm).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (100).
3 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a maximum aperture of 6.9, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (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.

17% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 bigger than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (6.9).
0.1 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, but the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
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7 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a megapixel count of 16MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

25% less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a total megapixel count of 16.5MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera (3.98MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an optical zoom of 24x, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (4x 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.

5% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 30mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (600mm).
2.5mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm shorter).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Over one year older
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by 16 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
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 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
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 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
16.5MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
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Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
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Maximum Aperture
5.9 6.9
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Minimum Aperture
3.1 3
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Maximum Focal Length
630mm
BEST
600mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 4.5 - 108
Lens Structure
12/9 11/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 96x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ 0.2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 400
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 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
4s 4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 0.4 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.2 - 6.9
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
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JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 WAV
 PCM
 WAV
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 37.9MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
PC Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC connectivity
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer
10 2,12
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Height
76.3mm 68.8mm
Depth
83.3mm 39.8mm
Width
111.1mm 107.3mm
Weight Including Battery
430g 220g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA LI-50B
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

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
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 USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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